Thursday, 24 April 2014

“Enders Game” has an unexpected ending

Reviewed by Nancy Snipper

An intense sci-fi film with an unusual plot. Enders Wiggin has been chosen as a leader to fight off another attack from a formidable enemy of insect form – bee-like creatures led by a Queen bee.
But what Enders discovers is the final “graduation” simulation battle exercise he endures with his team is the real thing. This lie fueled his fury and so he goes to the planet he has just destroyed with his team to face the Queen leader. He promises he will find another place for her soon-to-be new generation to live. He feels so sad that he attacked first especially as he saw in that supposed simulation that the enemy appeared but did not attack first.

This film is a study in the fine line between peace and war strategies. The special effects were riveting. An unusual film based on the worldwide best seller, the director Gavin Hood went for the cerebral aspects of the book rather than special effects for the sake of sensation.

(This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, in Verdun,  Quebec.)
(Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, à Verdun, Québec.)