Orson Scott Card, author of Ender’s Game, gives Serenity the most thoughtful yet gushing review possible for a professional fan.
Let me put this another way. Those of you who know my work at all know about Ender’s Game. I jealously protected the movie rights to Ender’s Game so that it would not be filmed until it could be done right. I knew what kind of movie it had to be, and I tried to keep it away from directors, writers, and studios who would try to turn it into the kind of movie they think of as “sci-fi.”
This is the kind of movie that I have always intended Ender’s Game to be (though the plots are not at all similar).
And this is as good a movie as I always hoped Ender’s Game would be.
And I’ll tell you this right now: If Ender’s Game can’t be this kind of movie, and this good a movie, then I want it never to be made.
I wanted to review Serenity myself, but I may not have the time. I may still, but nothing I can say will hold a candle to what Card has to say (and he says a lot more than the quote above).
Short form: It’s about the characters, stupid! (Card, after all, did write the Writer’s Digest book on character development, Characters and Viewpoint.)
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