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Ender’s Game

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Ender’s Game by Scott Orson Card was a great book and took me on a trip into the future of our world. A world where we use children to fight our wars. There is no diplomacy, it’s more of a dictatorship.  Children are tested and then plucked from their families and sent to live with other children in the middle of space. here they play gays and learn the skills of strategy and how to win a war by the use of logic. It’s more like a game of chess. 

The story was believable, although the aliens reminded me of giant moth people like the bee characters from that cartoon the Venture Bros. Check it out sometime if you haven’t. I actually think that’s who they molded the creatures from. 

As I stated the characters were well acted and portrayed. It was refreshing for a change for see actors or actresses who can portray a character without forcing it like, Kristen Stewart. Sorry not a fan ladies and gents. 

Adding to the characters, was the graphics. I didn’t find them cheesy or over played. They were simply a portrayal of the future and how it may turn out. I hope not, but still. 

So here’s the plot in a nutshell: a third child is accepted into the Academy, he excels, he becomes a leader in the army, he leads army to victor, realizes he made a mistake, runaway. 

Okay so there’s a lot more to the movie, plot, relationship, and conflict. You know the usual stuff that accompanies a movie, but I don’t want to give everything away. 

What did you think?

 

Divergent REview

My friend picked me up after work at 6pm to head over to the local theatre to view Divergent at 7pm. We arrived forty five minutes early and my anticipation grew with each passing minute. I had recently finished the triology and was still reeling over the ending. I’m not going to post it, but lets just say it was unexpected at best. So I had a general idea of what I was going to see. 

I don’t understand how the casting is done in films. I also don’t know a screen play is written based off of a book. it confuses me to no end. How does a character’s description change from having blond hair and light eyes to black hair and eyes? It just doesn’t make sense. I have to say again how much I commend the casting crew that did Harry Potter. They nailed it. Not so much for this series.

The Shailene Woody chick was fine for Beatrice Prior, a bit tall and average. The girl in the book was described as small and meek. The Theo guy was so not what I pictured for Four, I mean come one, he’s suppose to be hunky and a teenager. He just comes across as a thin and lean dude with no muscle definition. I thought that Sylas from Weeds was a better fit. Or even one of the guys from Hunger Games. 

And then there’s Christina. So the body type issue is the opposite for her. It’s like they decided that they were going to switch the description up between the twoo girls. Zoe Kravitz is what Beatrice Prior was suppose to look like, short, tiny and meek. Christina was suppose to be tall, lanky, and a loud mouth. It’s that simple. The casting was messed up. 

Also there were no old people in Dauntless and Eric was the one that did more of the delegating. instead there was this other guy that talked alot. 

That leaves us with Caleb ( I don’t like the actor that plays him), Jeanine (Kate Winslet nalled this part, but needs to have glasses. In fact all of the Euridte need glasses, its a defining feature that they failed to miss in reading the book, and Marcus (he’s too old, he needed to be casted as someone younger). 

Moving on to the plot…..they decided as filmmakers to toss the book out the window and do what they want. First off, Four was alone in the room where he was controlling the simulation. Not across the hall from Janine. Also Tris doesn’t stab Janine in the hand with a knife, no does she inject her with the serum that makes her a part of the simulation. It’s crazy and didn’t happen. they just pulled that whole part out of their butt. I hate when directors do that. What did they just find that the way the writer wrote the book was too lame. Hey it was enough action for me!! But I could get over all of that if it weren’t for the nagging feeling that they are going to destroy the next two books into movies. 

I know most of you are probably thinking I should have never went to see the movie. But I had to. it was the same as when I went to see The Hunger Games, although there weren’t as many changes as there were here. I guess it’s just upsetting to me. But at least I know that good casting can come from somewhere, I mean look at what they did with Harry Potter!!

What do you think?

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