Warning, potential spoilers ahead (for those who didn’t read the book).
The internet is extremely polarized, maybe it is because of all the 1′s and 0′s, but there is only enough room on it for love or hate. If you walk out of Ender’s Game unsure which extreme position to take, here are some things that might help you.
Something to love: After 28 years of screwing around, they finally made it into a film Something to hate: The beloved children’s book The Hobbit gets 3 – 3 hour movies while we get a 2 hour film that could have easily been 2.5 hours and refined a few points
Something to hate: ”The enemy’s gate is down” is now Bean’s idea Something to love: Bean still says it as the end of the movie to try and relax everyone
Something to love: The Battle Room is pretty cool and larger than you imagined Something to hate: The Battle Room now has an incredibly distracting view of the Earth
Something to hate: All of the kids appear to be the exact same age and Bonzo is inexplicably a foot shorter than everyone else Something to love: Almost all of the important characters are represented
Something to love: Rather than just shooting light, the guns now shoot balls of energy Something to hate: The Battle Room is reduced to paintball in zero gravity
Something to hate: Ender’s fight with Bonzo is short and ends more in an accident than intent to win Something to love: Ender still drinks the blood of his fallen enemies
Something to love: Many of the special effects look amazing Something to hate: The mind game looks like an modern day video game
Something to hate: The film portrays Ender as having been in only one army and only one battle before being promoted to commander Something to love: We don’t have to see Ender cry himself to sleep every night because no one loves him
Something to love: Peter and Valentine take a major back page to the story Something to hate: If Peter and Valentine were your favorite parts of the book, then you hated the book as well
Something to hate: The Formics are never called Buggers Something to love: Ender still gets to destroy that filthy Bugger race