Ender’s Game director Gavin Hood has an uncommon connection with Ender Wiggin, the main character in his big screen adaptation of the award-winning science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card. At the age of 17, Hood was drafted into the army and served two years, which he said helped him relate to the story, and Ender’s troubles within Battle School.
The first person who tells me that we all should ban Ender’s Game, because of something the writer, Orson Scott Card, did or said, can go stick a fork in their ear, because that’s what I believe they should do. Now, hopefully, my beliefs won’t override this person’s own good sense, and they’ll decide that maybe my opinion doesn’t matter enough to stick a fork in their ear.
Thankfully, I believe the same thing.
Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is one of my all-time favorite books, and today the first trailer for the upcoming big-screen adaptation finally arrived, and it left me covered with goosebumps.