Child’s play: Teen warriors in ‘Ender’s Game’ and ‘Catching Fire’
Once a winning formula is established, studios rush to produce their own versions; since the groundbreaking success of the Harry Potter book-to-film franchise, Hollywood has been mining Young Adult Literature and Young Adult-driven genre fiction in search of their latest hit.
'Ender's Game' is a thought-provoking adventure
Hailee Steinfeld, left, and Asa Butterfield star in the film 'Ender's Game.' • Rated: PG-13 (for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material) • Starring: Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld. Directed by Gavin Hood. Summit, 114 mins.
BEN Kingsley, at nearly 70, is as excited about his latest role as his first.
Saving the world again
In the future, massive bug-like aliens have invaded the Earth. But, thanks to a legendary Maori warrior, and his dazzling acrobatic skill in what looks like a left-over model from a Battlestar Galactica fan's garage sale, we defeated the bugs, and sent ...
What we thought: In its essence, Ender’s Game is a thought-provoking dystopian ... I won’t put the movie in league of other great sci-fi movies like Star Trek, but it is definitely not a mediocre film. Not only does it bring up debate around children ...
Ben Kingsley revels in his role in sci-fi film Ender's Game
BEN Kingsley has a reputation for being prickly. That's not the man on the end of the phone from ... where is he today? "Los Angeles today," he says chirpily, thanking me for asking because in this particular year he has had to check daily himself.
Ender's Game is an exercise in watch, listen, yawn
SOUTH African director Gavin Hood's new film, Ender's Game, is a sci-fi thriller based on one of a series of books by Orson Scott Card. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is one of a group of young recruits selected by the authorities to be trained to defend ...