Yea if he can't set aside his politics and objectively look at films its getting pretty old how he can rails on anything he does not like politically.Eddie451 said:I saw the movie yesterday at an early screening and the extra queen was in the movie he rescues it and flies off into space just before the movie ends. Also, having not read the books or heard anything about the author, I loved this movie. I find myself disagreeing with just about every review movie bob does now-a-days.Izanagi009 said:The queen may have been left out since they probably aren't making sequels where this set up is necessary though how stupid it is may be up for debate in a location other than a forum like a chat room. As for the bloggers, I say it's a half truth. While one blogger may not have the power to sway millions, the few people they sway can affect other people in a chain. To use a relatively tired example, While the Arab Spring may not have been started by Twitter, it did form a rallying effect, allowing people to communicate their grievances and form networks that, as evident, change government for good or ill. So while bloggers may not have the power to sway millions, governments do pay attention (China's internet restrictions is light of this) and the effect of people's words have more effect than some may think.
Regardless, if the movie is as a lot of book fans say, it seems to have lost a bit of it's soul and meaning given the passage of time and of the issues of adaptations.
And from what i have read it seems bob would be utterly fine with facism if it was leftist enough, he seems to be of the mind that people he disagrees with should not be allowed to speak or create at all.
It is a free country and people have the right to be as crazy ignorant as they like, they have the right to pretty much say w/e short of inciting people to riot. As long as he is not physically harming people, perpertrating genocide, and the like he should be allowed to do as he pleases.
Dave Sim is another, amazing writer, but increasingly anti female as the series goes on, he even writes essays about why he feels the way he feels about women and the women in his life and is completely open about his views on women in general, its does not make the quality of his work particularly in the earlier years before he became more and more almost obsessed with his female issues in his work, any less brilliant.
People with alternative views have through history have made good to great works.
Not to say his work is good or great, or the movie is or not, but i have have never read the book never read about the man and i come here to see a movie review and i get a rant on bob about how big a jerk this guy is. And this matters to the movie exactly how?
Its not even about was his book ok or crap, is the movie as is a good movie for someone has read the book, is it a good movie for people that have never heard about the ender games. Inner hollowwood b.s. political squabbles and insider gossip should not even factor in unless you want to point to it as the reason why a movies script might be an utter mess.