Sunday, November 10, 2013
Fall Flicks: Ender's Game
Basically, humans won a war against invading aliens that caused the death of millions. To end all future threats, the military plans a preemptive strike on their home planet using young teens whose minds are more equipped to utilize computerized equipment for war. Using a mix of war games and simulations along with tactics and history lessons, a young boy emerges as the potential leader. I was quite taken with the simple concept of adults seeing the potential in kids. Even though they're pushed to moral limits, the adults know these kids are the future and will do everything in their power to see them succeed.
It reminded me of a chubby teen who started lifting weights to try and change himself. A physically fit and all around bad ass teacher/coach noticed and encouraged him to continue, telling him change was coming if he kept at it. Yup, that chubby kid was me and now I pec pop whenever someone needs a laugh or to make other men feel uncomfortable.