Ender's Game. If you're a Science Fiction fan under the age of, say, 45, there is a very good chance you've read the book. If you've read the book, then you've most likely dreamt of the day the story made it to the big screen. That day is November 1. So many of us have spent countless hours poring over pages filled with zero-g training games, political intrigue and high-intensity space battles. The world of Ender, Valentine, Petra and Bean is full of action and beautiful imagery. It has always been ripe for adaptation to the big screen. Yet the movie has spent almost 30 years in development Hell. Author Orson Scott Card has spent years protecting his work, reviewing movie pitches with a fine tooth comb only to find them wanting. In the late 90's, Card decided to write the screenplay himself only to find studios reluctant to commit to the project. Finally, after several re-writes, a deal was struck. Card relinquished much of the creative control for the project. A director and cast were brought on board and the final product is now on its way to theaters. This two-plus-decade delay has only served to create increased expectations for the film. Fans, aware of Card's attempt to stay true to his story, are hoping for a movie as great as the book. Yet as so many of us are aware, Hollywood excels at building our hopes only to stomp on our dreams. Fans have resigned themselves to a likely disappointment come November 1, 2013. Well, I am here to tell you, this movie is going to be great. You have every right to be hesitant, but have faith that Ender Wiggin will come through for humanity once again. Here's why. Note: there is a chance of minor spoilers on the following pages. You have been warned.
A longtime fan of all things Science Fiction, gamer, cinefile, voracious reader and triathlete (one of these things is not like the other). You can find examples of my science fiction writings as well as updates on a hopefully upcoming novel at dwightdwade.blogspot.com