Book-To-Movie Adaptations: Ender’s Game

nerdfighters rules Hello Fellow BookNerds!

I just wanted to address a couple of things that are on my mind at the moment:

xjodi-arias-guilty.jpg.pagespeed.ic.dZ3iZ3VwHp According to ABC News, Jodi Arias has been found guilty of first degree murder, and today the court will determine whether to sentence her to life imprisonment or go straight to the death penalty. It has been a long four months, and Arias has to wait yet again to find out her ultimate fate …

comicon2013 On another, slightly more cheery note, tomorrow is the day we have all been waiting for: COMICCON! I hope you all have your tickets and costumes at the ready, because they have one heck of a lineup this year, both literally and guest-wise. There are still a limited number of regular passes for Friday and Sunday available, in case you have been undecided up to this point about whether you wanted to go or not.

Now, on to the main event!

November 1st, 2013 marks the upcoming release date of the cinematic portrayal of the 1985 novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

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This science fiction novel, like most others of this genre, is set in Earth’s distant future in the midst of a struggle against an alien race bent on human kind’s demise. In order to keep the enemy hostiles at bay, the government has taken it upon themselves to start up special training program in order to breed the perfect soldiers: child geniuses. In order to lead those soldiers, they also must locate a child suitable to be their general, the qualities of which may be found in the young and fearless Andrew Ender Wiggin.

Starring in this movie is non other than big time actor Harrison Ford, who has the task of training the new recruits in the hopes that they will be able to put an end to a war which has been going on for over a hundred years…

Like all book-to-movie adaptations, pre-reviews of this movie have been a mix of excitement and dread, for who knows if the movie will be able to live up to their expectations. I myself have not yet read the novel, although it is on my to-read list, but at least I will not be plagued with preconceived bias which comes from judging films based on our knowledge of the book. Let me know what yours thoughts are on the upcoming Ender’s Game movie in the comments, and by selecting one of the responses in the poll below. I look forward to hearing from you all, and the next time you’ll be hearing from me is tomorrow on my way to Comiccon! So until then, happy reading!

Cheers,

BookNerd

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