Arts & Entertainment

ENDER’S GAME

Ender’s Game is a science fiction action film set in the future, where gifted children with brilliant video gaming skills go to military school in outer space.They learn war games and are ultimately assigned to protect the Earth from intergalactic invasions.

Effects are dazzling and performances strong from a predominantly younger cast. Asa Butterfield plays Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, the young hero who strives to be a commander.

Young teenagers will be mesmerised, whilst many adults will lower their heads and laugh as this ludicrous storyline develops.

Harrison Ford looking tired and bored as a Colonel and Ben Kingsley in his silliest role to date, are cast to attract a more mature audience in what is quintessentially a ‘kid’s flick’.  (MM)

** 1/2

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