I see a possible lose-lose situation fandom-wise: either it's really good and you get a bunch of nouveaux-Ender fans who get confused on which elements were in the books or movie(s) (there was only one elf at Helm's Deep, you wannabe LOTR fans), or it's really not good and you have to tell everyone "Read the book! It's not bad like the movie!"
Or you get the people that claim to be the biggest fan ever! who don't remember any details that were in the book. And want previous adaptions to change to fit the movie. I will be absolutely pissed if the graphic novels change just so all versions of Ender have dark hair.
This VM brought to you by people not realizing that Novinha is Brazilian. And the official movie Twitter spelling "Theresa" wrong. And there's one more thing I have to check before saying anything but I have more faith in what I think.
Yup, that was a trailer! I had to lol at the massive spoiler at the end.
Trailer was about what I expected: very Hollywood and lots of blue/orange, which is the color of Science Fiction now. (I miss when Science Fiction was black and green...)
I never put much stock in trailers, because they lie like nobody's business. They generally make bad movies look better and good movies look worse, so I'm hoping the movie itself is more character-driven and less stock-scifi-hollywood than the trailer. If the script and content is substantial and smart enough, the apparent understatedness/stoicism of the performances could be a strength rather than a liability. If they're trying to make an action-y thriller on the other hand...it looks like a very same-y movie.
I think the movie will really come down to what they showed almost none of in the trailer: how Ender interacts with his fellow battle-schoolers. And of course, how Bean is portrayed.
So no, the trailer didn't get me too excited; but then again almost no trailer's actually gotten me excited since I was 12 years old. :P (I don't know, they just never do anything for me; maybe because they're all so similar.) Still excited for the movie, though. Hope it's smart, fun, or both!
And while I'm rambling, my semester will be done in a week; and after that I hope to spend more time writing and reading here cause I miss it. :(
I loved how Asa smirked a little as the camera was fading out after he said "The enemy's gate is down." Can't wait for the full trailer; battle room looks cool, and the two stars sound good too. Harrison Ford rocks.