Ender's Game Reviews
This generation of sci-fi movies since the 2000's predominantly seem to be soulless, CGI pumped vomit stains that are aimed at the lesser-educated, attempting to dazzle them with various laser blasts and flashing lights... All in the name of satisfying the studio in relation to its star-crossed investment (excuse the pun).
The clichés continued to slap me in the face, just like I was to myself half an hour into this movie (it really does take you to this point). The acting was actually okay though; Harrison Ford let himself down but you can't judge him in the movie anyway as the majority of the experience was a let down.
The script however? Where to start... (I just quoted the screen-writer there to highlight). I refuse to satisfy this mess with an opinion, other than re-using the word cliché, until this review in itself becomes a cliché... I'll stop now.
The ending was predictable, but it added some risk to the plot which did save it from being a total embarrassment, in fact, it was okay. It was simply the "let's go destroy that planet... Yeah that one, just fire our massive laser at it and see what happens" attitude that made it so cringe-worthy, I mean clearly you'd need the power of a star to destroy a planet like that, yet they just 'winged it' and it happened, clearly with far less fire-power than you'd actually need.
I mean, the guy refers to himself as 'precious cargo' at the end. Who doesn't hate that guy?
0/10 would not watch again.
'Ender's Game' features excellent CGI and good performances, but the movies script can't compete with the technical aspects of the movie. That being said, it's good fun and worth checking out if you catch it on TV some time.