One of the most pivotal scenes in both the book and the movie….
I just finished rereading Ender’s Game not that long ago. It was probably my tenth or so time reading it. Its probably my favorite. Anyways, I think I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter how well made the movie was, I was destined to disagree with it. I’m too attached to the book and everything that comes alive in my own imagination as I read. I had expectations for what I would see and there was no way to translate that to the screen. I felt like Ender’s Game was all about the little details and very little about the Bugger War itself. Its the characters and their interactions which was most important, something that I don’t think came across very well in the movie and probably just couldn’t have no matter how hard anyone tried. You just have to feel it.
Anyways, I liked the movie on its own. But I still think the book is infinitely better and that everyone should read it.