Nearly three decades in the making, the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game hits theaters today. Was it worth the wait, and hype?
The story revolves around a gifted boy drafted into military school in an apocalyptic future. Defending the planet against a coming alien invasion is job one.
Long a favorite of sci-fi readers in the genre, the long-awaited film carries seriously high expectations, and a cast that certainly helped raise them.
Directed by Gavin Hood, Ender's Game stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield (as Ender), Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin.
Is it any good, though? Let's see what some critics' Enders Game reviews say ...
"The adaptation is a shallow sci-fi spectacle that almost makes you care." - Hollywood Reporter
"Yet another intriguing, complex, strangely unlikable big-budget experiment destined to thrill the fans and befuddle the rest of us." - Time