My wife and I went to see the film version of Scott Card’s famous, award-winning novel Ender’s Game the other night.
I liked it. (I can understand, though, why one review that I read reported that it felt a bit “rushed.”)
Science fiction and fantasy are excellent vehicles for framing and contemplating moral issues without the political baggage and historical quibbles of fiction set in the supposedly “real” world, and Ender’s Game certainly raises several such issues. Scott Card (for those who may not know, a practicing Latter-day Saint) is a serious, morally engaged, and thoughtful writer — who, by the way, doesn’t even remotely deserve the intolerant and hateful treatment that he has received of late from our self-anointed Cultural Elite (which, ironically, claims to be motivated by a concern for “tolerance” and “respect”).