The Royal Heffernans

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013


I am a total sucker for infographics. When I saw this one which doubles as a movie poster, I immediately had to post it.  

Look, we all love the book, but I have no idea if the story will work as a movie. I have been literally holding my breath in anticipation of this one. The story has the potential to be one of the best sci-fi movies ever. It could also fall flat. I have avoided all reviews, but I see it's tracking at about 70% on Rotten Tomatoes, so there is hope. In a never before momentous event, Ali and I got a sitter and will meet Mom and Dad for dinner and a movie in glorious IMAX on Friday! I would recommend everyone see it soon. If it turns out to be awesome*, I will be forced to immediately post!

*Awesome is defined as me wiping because I "got something in my eye".


Teddy said...

By the way, if you look closely, it looks like they altered the history a bit from the novels. Mazer defeated the Buggers in the 2nd Invasion. Not sure if this is a mistake, or if the movie modifies the history for story purposes.

I think Kevin read the new books. Perhaps he knows more.

Colin and Liz said...

Ian and I have our tickets for Friday night, so hold all spoilers until then!

Teddy said...


Severe thunderstorms and 50mph winds for tonight in Cincy have cancelled Halloween. Trick-or-treating will now take place tomorrow. So no Ender's Game for me Friday!

Kevin said...

Mazer actually participates in the First Formic War, as a Special Forces officer. However, only the first two books of the First Formic invasion have been released, so I don't know how it turns out.