Ender’s Game Trailer Sells The Effects

The Ender’s Game Trailer has finally hit, and the internet is buzzing. The classic (if pretty short actually) novel comes to the big screen, and we get to hear plenty of Harrison Ford selling the doom and gloom.

Gavin Hood directs, and I think that’s probably going to make for a good fit, but this is an enterprise that, if I’m really being honest, has had me scratching my head for a while. Does this movie actually make sense? Will it be able to deliver anything at all, much less the power of the book?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for getting as much sci-fi in theaters as possible, but this is a book that is ultimately a sort of mental gag, though I don’t mean that in a bad way. It’s the ultimate screwy twist vehicle, which makes this something akin to first reading the book of The Sixth Sense, and then watching the movie. Would that work?

I am very interested to see Asa Butterfield again though, especially as he should get a fair amount of time to wander the screen with Hailee Steinfeld. Of course, it’s a hefty role, and one with a lot to ask of a younger actor, but it could pay off.

At any rate, take a look at the trailer, and we’ll keep you posted.

Ender's Game poster

 

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Marc Eastman
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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