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A thing I made. So, I have no plans at all to go see Ender’s Game, ok, for the usual “OSC can’t have my money” reasons. Despite that, I still went “um” when I heard they’d cast Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham.  And then I saw a production photo of Kingsley with a moko, and read about how they’d apparently consulted with experts to try and get it to look right, and… really, the Maori heritage of your character is that important, but you can’t cast a Maori actor? So here’s a recasting drawing: Temuera Morrison as Mazer Rackham, mostly because I found a good reference photo of him to work from and thought he looked sufficiently staunch in it. I couldn’t find an unfuzzy photo of the moko for the character, unfortunately, so this is the best I could do with a lot of squinting and I apologise to everyone because it’s not as good as it should be, and it is missing some bits because Tem’s got his hair here. I gave him the beard tho, because I suspected he’d be damned fine with a goatee, and indeed t’is so. But anyway. Maori character, Maori actor, la.

tuisinthekowhai:

A thing I made. So, I have no plans at all to go see Ender’s Game, ok, for the usual “OSC can’t have my money” reasons. Despite that, I still went “um” when I heard they’d cast Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham.  And then I saw a production photo of Kingsley with a moko, and read about how they’d apparently consulted with experts to try and get it to look right, and… really, the Maori heritage of your character is that important, but you can’t cast a Maori actor? So here’s a recasting drawing: Temuera Morrison as Mazer Rackham, mostly because I found a good reference photo of him to work from and thought he looked sufficiently staunch in it. I couldn’t find an unfuzzy photo of the moko for the character, unfortunately, so this is the best I could do with a lot of squinting and I apologise to everyone because it’s not as good as it should be, and it is missing some bits because Tem’s got his hair here. I gave him the beard tho, because I suspected he’d be damned fine with a goatee, and indeed t’is so. But anyway. Maori character, Maori actor, la.

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race. Based on the best-selling, award-winning novel by visionary author Orson Scott Card, ENDER’S GAME stars stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race. Based on the best-selling, award-winning novel by visionary author Orson Scott Card, ENDER’S GAME stars stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.

There is some family that you must fight for like Valentine, and then then there are some you MUST fight against…(ahem) Peter.

There is some family that you must fight for like Valentine, and then then there are some you MUST fight against…(ahem) Peter.

(Source: artofdarian.blogspot.com)

Did the Strategos or Polemarch order those upgrades to Battle School from the time of the first trailer to the latest TV spot?
Hopefully they have some gun emplacements and some escort fighters on that thing now, after all, you are housing your greatest strategist there. #Militarytarget

Did the Strategos or Polemarch order those upgrades to Battle School from the time of the first trailer to the latest TV spot?

Hopefully they have some gun emplacements and some escort fighters on that thing now, after all, you are housing your greatest strategist there. #Militarytarget

(Source: artofdarian.blogspot.com)

Ender's Game - Das grosse Spiel | Ab 24. Oktober im Kino

Can we get something like this going in America #lasertag #EndersGame

There is a new and final Ender’s Game Movie Poster that will be coming out today over at IGN.com Which I am sure will be polished and beautiful, but I still would like to see some promotion that caters to the darker elements of the story and to Ender’s character.

OK maybe that is a bit too much…. It’s a sci-fi movie not a horror show. The background image of the blood flowing into the drain comes from the work of this photographer, Ross Golden.
Check out some of his awesome work.

When I read the book as a younger man, I thought Ender was totally justified in his actions of taking lives in the defense of his own and humanity. Upon rereading multiple times, I don’t feel the same as I did then. Which is weird because I now understand how the sentiment of humanity turned from seeing Ender as its savior to someone who is the object of scorn. Time to reread Speaker for the Dead with different eyes and heart.

That was one of moral questions that confronts you in the book that I hope is not watered down in the midst of the lush visuals in the movie. RIP Stilson, Bonzo, and the whole Formic Race.

There is a new and final Ender’s Game Movie Poster that will be coming out today over at IGN.com Which I am sure will be polished and beautiful, but I still would like to see some promotion that caters to the darker elements of the story and to Ender’s character.

OK maybe that is a bit too much…. It’s a sci-fi movie not a horror show. The background image of the blood flowing into the drain comes from the work of this photographer, Ross Golden.

Check out some of his awesome work.

When I read the book as a younger man, I thought Ender was totally justified in his actions of taking lives in the defense of his own and humanity. Upon rereading multiple times, I don’t feel the same as I did then. Which is weird because I now understand how the sentiment of humanity turned from seeing Ender as its savior to someone who is the object of scorn. Time to reread Speaker for the Dead with different eyes and heart.

That was one of moral questions that confronts you in the book that I hope is not watered down in the midst of the lush visuals in the movie. RIP Stilson, Bonzo, and the whole Formic Race.