And after all that, the only reason it's a story here at all has nothing
whatsoever to do with the movie.
I enjoyed this book and have passed my excitement on to my children and they to
theirs. As for a boycott for political purposes. . . it makes no sense. This
book, as any creative work, deserves to stand (or fall) based on its merit and
not on any questions involving the politics of the author. Although I am
totally opposed to Card's political/religious rants I believe that it makes
no more sense to boycott, AKA Censor, a movie based on Card's book than it
would to attempt to censor a creative work from either a gay or lesbian author
just because of their life style or beliefs.
Not normally my viewing fare, but because of opposition to the movie from other
circles, will go to the movie, and encourage 120 tenth grade English students to
do the same.
I enjoyed the books, but the movie trailers don't impress me. Here's
hoping it is better than I expect.P.s. Card's bigotry is
irrelevant to the movie
Looking forward to seeing it. Great book. Should be fun to see how they brought
it to the screen.
People who predict a movie they know nothing about will be a big flop remind me
of people who predict how the coming football or basketball game will end up. Of
course, making such a prediction does not require the person to outline any
reasons or justifications for the prediction - logical since there is no reason
other than prejudice.
@One Angry Salebarn Worker'"Not normally my viewing fare,
but because of opposition to the movie from other circles, will go to the movie,
and encourage 120 tenth grade English students to do the same."That's great! I think it's wonderful for you to support gay rights
this way -- and especially for you to encourage your students to support gay
rights as well. Good for you!I personally hope that EVERYONE will go
to see this movie. Lionsgate Entertainment, the company that produced
"Ender's Game", is a prominent gay-rights supporter in the movie
industry. They have recognized and promoted equal treatment of gays in their
workplace for years, including providing equal benefits for gay couples even
while gay marriage was not being recognized in CA. Also, they are planning to
throw a benefit for gay-oriented charities coordinating with the movie
premiere.So we can choose to boycott one man who has worked against
gay rights -- or we can choose to support an entire company which has fought FOR
gay rights for years, and which employs hundreds of people.Support
gay rights! Go see "Ender's Game"!
I read the book way back when, I enjoyed the movie-well acted and thought
provoking. And apparently in future earth there was no discussion of gays in
I knew nothing of the book or characters, found Ford to be stilted, but everyone
else was spot on. Very entertaining, excellent acting, amazing graphics; far
and above better than Gravity or Food Games bizarro stuff. For an LDS author,
it speaks volumes ahead of the vampire obsessives... IMHO.As for
Card's personal and religious opinions, he has never been against gay
people, but against gay marriage. Try and stop smearing every opinion that
disagrees with yours as hate-tinged. Nothing could be further from the truth.
You can "hate" the sin and love the sinner, just as Jesus did.I am not a Card fan per se, but now I am going to get the book to check out
the quality of the 33-year old writer's work. Beats living in the trashy
underworld of immortal Draculas. I'm a die-hard Bradbury fan, anyhoo. Go
Great book and the Movie absolutely does the book justice. Well done
Brother Card! I can't wait for the new books to come out.