‘Ender’s Game’ – SR Underground Ep. 116

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred sixteen of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw, as we review the Ender’s Game adaptation, discuss the X-Men: Days of Future Past as well as LEGO Movie trailers, what we want to see in Indiana Jones 5, and a How I Met Your Mother spin-off series, plus answer reader mailbag questions.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 116 - ‘Ender’s Game’

We review the Ender’s Game adaptation, discuss the X-Men: Days of Future Past as well as LEGO Movie trailers, what we want to see in Indiana Jones 5, and a How I Met Your Mother spin-off series, plus answer reader mailbag questions.

[0:00] News: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer Teases Doom & GloomAwesome ‘The LEGO Movie’ Trailer #2 Includes LEGO Superheroes & LEGO Presidents, ‘Indy 5′ in Development to Secure Harrison Ford for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′?, and CBS Looking to Reboot ‘How I Met Your Mother’ with Spinoff Series – Will You Watch?

[1:03:56] Rants and Raves: Mailbag – Stephen King remakes we want to see as well as favorite, least-favorite, and most exhausting movie-going experiences.

[1:37:44] Review: Ender’s Game (read our full written Ender’s Game movie review).

[2:03:03] Ender’s Game SPOILERS Discussion.

[2:20:22] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

[2:21:44] Game Rant News Brief

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.



Next Week: Thor: The Dark World

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa opening) Sal reports most people pegged Gravity to remain atop (no pun intended) but failed to recognize the power of the Jackass franchise. As a result, the winner was Carlos with a perfect score of 15.

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Thor: The Dark World – 3,800
  • About Time – Expanding

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • N/A

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  1. I can already tell that whoever reviews Thor will give it a 3. I’m predicting it now.

    • Have you seen it? Why do you think 3. I’m seeing it Wednesday (finally)!

      • Yeah, I saw it. It’s definitely better than the first, but the comedy in a few scenes were not needed, and I can see you guys having an issue or two with the villain.

        • And maybe a 3.5. I’m not as analytical as you guys, so I’d give it a 4.

  2. Agh, Anthony how could you leave Benedict Cumberbatch for Chris Pratt!? You disappoint me…

  3. Aside from nuke the fridge, stupid cgi animals and a 1950′s Sam Witwicky, I didn’t mind Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
    I got it, Indiana Jones 5, Indy goes to Atlantis and its actually a prequel to the Aquaman movie. BOOM! Make it happen.

    • KittenCalendarKittenCalendarKittenCalendarKittenCalendar!!!!

    • Aquaman can only happen after James Cameron invents the newest underwater effects.

      • No budget too steep, no sea too deep
        Who’s that? It’s him!
        James Cameron!

  4. My best theatrical experience is a 3-way tie. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ because I was so pumped up to see that and when the movie started, everyone just shut up and stared at the screen. It was great. ‘Gravity’ because it was unlike anything I’ve seen before. And finally, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ because I saw that with my grandpa, who is a major ‘Star Trek’ fan and we both loved the new film. That was so great.

    Worst – and this might be controversial – ‘Pacific Rim.’ I thought the action was cool, but my critical eye is a little too developed to completely enjoy it. It was the first time I realized I was an adult during a movie and it really bummed me out because I wanted to love ‘Pacific Rim’ and I couldn’t. If it had been 10 years ago, I would have. It just made me sad.

  5. Thor 2
    Enders game
    Bad grandpa
    Last vegas
    Free birds
    The counsler

  6. Box Office Battle:
    1. Thor 2
    2. Ender’s Game
    3. Bad Grandpa
    4. Last Vegas
    5. About Time
    10. 12 Years A Slave

  7. I go to movies during day or 1/2 wks after opening. So I don’t have any problems w/people.

  8. X-Men Days of Future Past using 2 special effects companies.
    Moving Picture Company (Life of Pi, Prometheus, X-Men:First Class)
    and Digital Domain (Titanic, Thor, Transformers, Oblivion, Iron-Man 3)

    They’re in good hands.

  9. 1 Thor
    2 Ender’s Game
    3 Bad Grandpa
    4 Last Vegas
    5 12 Years a Slave
    10 Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs

  10. Best Movie Experience:
    Jurassic Park: Mom and Dad taking me, my brother, and sister. Every time I see ripples in water I think about T-Rex (a.k.a. Rexy).
    Gravity: never have I seen an entire packed movie theater in complete silence in awe of the film. Plus my nephews raved about the movie which reminded me of when I first saw Apollo 13 and how amazed I was with it.
    Prometheus: just loved it. Everything about it, captivated by it. LOVE SCI-FI!

    Worst Movie Experience:
    Beautiful Creatures was such a horrible boring movie. The Hills Have Eyes, only movie we almost walked out of. Some of those scenes were just so horrific. I won’t even bring up the Twilight movies. Burn them all.

  11. 1. Thor: The Dark World
    2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
    3. Ender’s Game
    4. Last Vegas
    5. Free Birds
    10. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

  12. #1 Thor: The Dark World
    #2 Ender’s Game
    #3 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
    #4 12 Years a Slave
    #5 Last Vegas
    #10 About Time