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Ender's Game: Book vs. Movie

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Started: 4/19/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mrjkahler

Pro

Now that you have gathered your evidence and organized your thoughts for your essay, you get to debate! Submit your opinion with a paragraph that explains your rationale. We will get to see if the class, overall, preferred the book or movie. We will also vote on the best paragraph!
TheDebaytDood

Con

I will say that "the book is better" is Con and "the movie is better" is Pro.

I will also say that the book is better. For one thing, the book covers Ender's training and the Third Bugger War in greater detail, while still leaving much up to the imaginations of the reader. The movie, for all of its 3D HD graphics, simply did not tell the story as well.

Not only that, but it portrays Bean Delphiki 100% incorrectly. (Quick shout-out to readers of Ender's Shadow here.) In Ender's Shadow, we learn that Bean is Greek, not Latino as portrayed in the movie, and he was at least twenty centimetres shorter in the book than in the movie (the book describes him as dangling from his seatbelt straps in null G, even when they are as tight as possible). Also, the book reveals that he is genetically modified to be extremely intelligent - not at all like the kid they shewed in the movie. And as for Ender himself, he was supposed to look child-like and innocent in the beginning and tan and muscular in the end. In the movie, though, he looks pretty much the same throughout.
Debate Round No. 1
TheDebaytDood

Con

That is not an argument. Please, convince us that the movie was better.
Debate Round No. 2
mrjkahler

Pro

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mrjkahler

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mrjkahler

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TheDebaytDood

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