Finally watched Ender’s Game. Definitely a few liberties, but I think it stuck to the heart of the story fairly well. Was not a bad adaptation.
With that said though, I kind of wish they had shown a few more of the battles (or at least how often they came to Dragon Army) and more of Bean. Not to mention I would have loved to see Dragon Army go from “we are screwed” to “we can do anything” mentality that is in the book and how they moved from hating their assignment to “worshiping” Ender.
Was also hoping for some more Bean story, considering it is supposed to be a movie that is a collaboration between both Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow (the Bean story that takes place concurrently to Ender’s Game).
And to much between Petra and Ender. There wasn’t that much in the books. More happened between Bean and Petra.
I’ll give it a 7.5 out of 10.