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Considering Enders Game is basically a geek empowerment book, I dont see this film having mass appeal. Among geeks, Enders struck me as horrifically overrated, so I suppose Im not all that excited by this.
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Wow, they are finally going through with it. People have been trying to make this movie since the book came out so it's nice to see it finally happening and with what looks like a great, true to the book cast.
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Considering Enders Game is basically a geek empowerment book, I dont see this film having mass appeal. Among geeks, Enders struck me as horrifically overrated, so I suppose Im not all that excited by this.
Wierd, I never saw Ender as a geek. Hmmm gonna have to think about this some!
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Considering Enders Game is basically a geek empowerment book, I dont see this film having mass appeal. Among geeks, Enders struck me as horrifically overrated, so I suppose Im not all that excited by this.
My wife read Ender's Game just a year or two ago and loved it so much she read it twice in a week. I think you're off thinking this is a geek niche.
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Ender's Game is one of my favorite books. The cast is looking good so far. Although does it really matter who plays Stilson?

I'm optimistic, but like always it will depend on how well they adapt the screenplay. I can see certain aspect, like the fantasy game, being completely left out, which would be a shame.
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My wife read Ender's Game just a year or two ago and loved it so much she read it twice in a week. I think you're off thinking this is a geek niche.
I agree with you...

I've recommended this book to men and women of every age and background and it's been universally loved by them.
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My wife read Ender's Game just a year or two ago and loved it so much she read it twice in a week. I think you're off thinking this is a geek niche.
Geek isnt really the right niche, the bullied or socially awkward is probably more accurate. Of course, not making a judgement of your wife.
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Geek isnt really the right niche, the bullied or socially awkward is probably more accurate. Of course, not making a judgement of your wife.
So what you're saying is that only people who are just like the main character of a story can enjoy that story? That's about the most ridiculous thing I've heard this week. While some people may be able to appreciate a story a bit more if they can relate to certain aspects of it, a good, well written story can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone. Geek or otherwise.
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I just really don't think Ender's game is very niche at all.
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So what you're saying is that only people who are just like the main character of a story can enjoy that story?
This would explain why I like Boogie Nights so much
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Geek isnt really the right niche, the bullied or socially awkward is probably more accurate. Of course, not making a judgement of your wife.
I think what you need to say here is that you don't like Ender's Game and leave it at that. I've known dozens of people from all walks of life who have read this book and loved it. It's fine that you think it's overrated, but that doesn't mean it only appeals to some small group.

It has all sorts of aspects other than the fact it's about a bullied kid. I happen to love it in large part because I think it is one of the best thought-out and actually possible sci-fi "universes" that is out there. Very few parts of it are too outlandish to believe (in my opinion), so it's very engaging to me.

It also has the whole side of the story where the brother and sister become political pundits and demagogues. Lots of social/political commentary there.

Anyway, I think it will be plenty popular if it's good.
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Considering Enders Game is basically a geek empowerment book, I dont see this film having mass appeal. Among geeks, Enders struck me as horrifically overrated, so I suppose Im not all that excited by this.
Oh, like The Matrix?

Yeah, no mass appeal.
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Interesting cast...some bigger names mixed in with, at least to me, little known ones. Will be interesting to see how they do some of the imagery from the book. Might have to reread the book eventually.
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I think what you need to say here is that you don't like Ender's Game and leave it at that. I've known dozens of people from all walks of life who have read this book and loved it. It's fine that you think it's overrated, but that doesn't mean it only appeals to some small group.

It has all sorts of aspects other than the fact it's about a bullied kid. I happen to love it in large part because I think it is one of the best thought-out and actually possible sci-fi "universes" that is out there. Very few parts of it are too outlandish to believe (in my opinion), so it's very engaging to me.

It also has the whole side of the story where the brother and sister become political pundits and demagogues. Lots of social/political commentary there.

Anyway, I think it will be plenty popular if it's good.
Its more about the author himself, but ill just drop it.
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Its more about the author himself, but ill just drop it.
So your axe to grind with Orson Scott Card will make this movie lose mass appeal??

Oh right, you're dropping it.
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So your axe to grind with Orson Scott Card will make this movie lose mass appeal??

Oh right, you're dropping it.
for someone who is so definite and forceful on social issues, card's books are some of the most open and accepting I've read.

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It is the only audio book I have listened to and I did not enjoy it very much. There were some novel concepts, but most of them have been co-opted by later movies and books and kids are not trained on adventure games anymore. It's FPS's now.
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I enjoyed the book, but I coul see the filn having sine challenges to fit all the aspects of it in.
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