Ender’s Game is one of my favorite books. I loved it when I read it as a kid, I loved it when I read it again in college, and I still love reading it.
I’m not going to critique the book here–I just want to make it absolutely clear how I feel about this particular novel.
Why? Because they’re making an Ender’s Game movie. For some reason, Hollywood seems mostly incapable of making a decent Sci-Fi flick out of a Sci-Fi book.
I mean, look at the evidence! I don’t even have to give you a list, just go watch Battlefield Earth again (check the link, you won’t be sorry). Though, The Postman wasn’t much to write home about either.
Despite the spotty track record, I can’t help but be excited about this movie. I mean, the book is perfect for a well done film.
Take this as an open letter to Hollywood. PLEASE DON’T PULL A BATTLEFIELD EARTH WITH ENDER’S GAME! I’m begging you, don’t crush my long-held vision of Battle School.
I completely agree! Battlefield Earth was one of the biggest disappointments of film history.
Yeah, I remember getting off work early to go see it. I was furious when I left the theater. Scientologists messing up a good story . . .