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By puggjery on Nov 19, 2013 03:33 AM
You should be boycotting the book, not the film, if you really want to make a stand against homophobia
Ender's Game was a risky project from the outset.
But there is a crossover between the two the gay community and fans of Ender's which lead to a campaign to boycott the movie remake of ScottCard's timeless book.
Those opposed to ScottCard were furious that a man with such backwards views should be allowed a global platform in which to entertain and stimulate such a large demographic.
Read our review of Ender's Game right here
But, www.wholesalecheap49ersjerseys.com today the day Ender's Game, starring and Asa Butterfield is released we've learned that ScottCard won't earn another penny from the cinematic reimagination of his book.
According to The Wrap, he, rather shortsightedly, signed off on the his movie deals 10 years ago, and has no creative input in the film or www.velvetbunnys.co.uk/available-animals/ fiscal windfall from it.
"There's no set rule or trend that I've seen going one way or the other. The book currently stands atop the New York Times' Paperback MassMarket Fiction Best Sellers List, ahead of The Racketeer and Mad River. ScottCard is profiting handsomely from this, so a widespread boycott of his novel not the entirely separate film is the way to go.
The furore surrounding Card and his controversial views wasn't lost on the film's most marketable star, , who was www.wholesalecheapbroncosjerseys.com moved to distance the film from any homophobic musings the story's creator may have.
"There is nothing in the film or the book addressing [Card's] current dispositions, or prejudices," said the Indiana Jones star, who is rumored to be making a return to the Star Wars universe for Episode VII, said. (The Guardian)
Watch the Ender's Game trailer
Boycotting the book and seeing the film is allwellandgood, but it doesn't really do you any favours if the film's rubbish, which most predicted it would be. But an accomplished sometimes steely performance from the young Butterfield and some emphatic action sequences have confirmed it as a solid action scifi at worst; a love letter to fans of the franchise at best.
"Against considerable odds, this riskysounding Orson Scott Card adaptation actually works, as director www.wholesalecheapsteelersjerseys.com Gavin Hood pulls off the sort of teentargeted franchise starter Summit was hoping for," said Variety in their review.
Dustin Lance condemns the Ender's Game Boycott
Peter Bradshaw of the Guardian, who tends to favor arthouse films to Hollywood blockbusters, but has recently mellowed, giving films like Fast and Furious 6 positive reviews, was subtly impressed with Hood's efforts.
"The movie's apocalyptic finale indicates that it's bitten off considerably more than it can chew in terms of ideas, but it looks good, and the story rattles along," he wrote.
Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld in Ender's Game
It hasn't all been positive, with the film's 77 reviews settling down to an overall score of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes. It's still considered 'certified fresh' with that score, but Ford et al will certainly www.wholesalecheapseahawksjerseys.com have been hoping for a slightly more positive critical response.
That said, fans of the legend will almost certainly want to see the film. And now it's been confirmed ScottCard won't gain financially from the movie, it might give some of those previously wrestling with their love of scifi v their morals, an excuse to fill their boots.