Anime Nerds Unite
- Apr 25, 2013
Silly, yes, possibly relevant given the rise of the internet, blogs and the like, most likely. Regardless, looking around, quite a few people are calling the movie a hollow shell and I can somewhat agree. The political plotline, while not directly connected to Ender himself, serves as a part of a point about the government of the book and the training itself was a sting against military romanticism and the like.Axolotl said:That plot line is about a guy taking over the world via blogging.MCerberus said:So wait, they got rid of the whole 'invented personalities pushing politics to the extreme for attention and gain, poisoning the well of public discourse' plot line?
You know, the one that's extremely relevant right now?
I guess they needed more time for CGI wanking.
It was silly in the 80's and time has not made it any less so.
I would say the issue is that a lot of works have been made since the book about these points. Movies about politics get made almost every year and, as an anime fan, I can count multiple shows that do the whole anti military thing as much as Ender's Game (the new Space Battleship Yamato comes to mind). The movie in this kind of environment would feel a bit dated so there were a lot of things going against it.