I know it's not exactly on topic for a film review but the whole brouhaha around the author does amuse me. Did you think that because he wrote a book he'd be a nice guy?
It's amusing when contrasted against the Internet and nerds generally and their "ermahgerd curtherler omg lervecrerft" attitude. I guess some people haven't been reading the books they supposedly love. Maybe this is something that as a Burzum fan I've just have to come to terms with but you can like a product without liking the producer.
The concept is called 'Death of the Author', the law in which criticism of all creative work should be distanced from its creator to truly quantify its merits.
It is also a concept that is lost on way too many people. Embarrassingly for me, the political left is usually the worst culprit.
It's a bit like the fans of the Beatles blaming Yoko Ono for the death of the Beatles. Sure, she might have, but she also made John Lennon happy, and that's what matters. As a few others on this thread have touched on before, the fact that he is against gay marriage (and, shock horror
, actually donates to causes he cares about unlike the majority of haters), should not phase anyone who actually cares about the literature. There are people that they probably love, who are supporting much greater injustices.
I didn't even really get much of an idea of whether or not I'd like the movie from this review either. All I really got was 'they took too long to make an adaptation' and 'I hate Orson Scott Card, but won't say why'.
I do not personally agree with the man's views. But people really need to get over the fact that he's a famous Mormon.
EDIT: An example of greater injustices is President Obama, who is responsible for the deaths of hundreds, maybe thousands of innocent civilian men, women and children in Syria with his ordered drone strikes. But so long as he likes gay marriage, who cares, right?