Ender's Game Book Vs Movie Essay

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Morgan Hamilton Mr. Terzian HN Biotechnology 12 October 2014 Ender’s Game Book and Movie Analysis The book that I read was Ender’s Game. Along with reading the book, I watched the movie. It is a science fiction novel written by Orson Scott Card, a resident of Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1985. The movie was released in 2013, and was directed by Gavin Hood. The movie and the book were nothing alike, and that disappointed me greatly. I definitely preferred the book to the movie because I did not like all the details lost in order to create the movie. The timeline is changed drastically and many necessary details from the book were cut out of the movie. Ender’s Game is about a world that was nearly destroyed by aliens – buggers – and the IF – the International Fleet – are in charge of making sure the buggers don’t attack again. The IF finds a six year old boy who is cunning and brilliant; his name is Andrew “Ender” Wiggin. Ender is taken up into space to Battle School and he is essentially taught how to be a soldier. He is the most talented student at the school, and no one can deny it.…show more content…
The book begins when Ender is six and ends when he is between twenty-five and thirty years old. The movie starts out with Ender being somewhere around thirteen years old. I suppose it would be difficult to find several actors to play Ender as he grew up, that’s why they started him at the age they did. They also made his time at Battle School look as if it isn’t more than a year long, same with Command School. The characters were cast well, for the most part. Gaff, which is the leader of the Battle School and a paternal kind of figure to Ender was cast extremely well, how I imagined him in the book was what he looked in the movie. Ender was also cast well. The actor, who played Ender, Asa Butterfield, had the same kind of lanky awkwardness that Card wrote Ender having in the

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