#1 Posted by ShinjiEx (624 posts) -

Harrison Ford a part of new film "Ender's Game"
 
But why is the African female and male wearing yellow suits?
 

#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19158 posts) -

'Cause it's stylish.

#3 Edited by DrIntrovert (81 posts) -

The girl and boy in the back are in uniforms. The others are wearing pajamas.

#4 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

Black people can pull off yellow better then white people.

White people can pull off blue and green better than blacks.

#5 Posted by TheHT (10287 posts) -

@DrIntrovert said:

The girl and boy in the back are in uniforms. The others are wearing pajamas.

NO ITS RACISM STOP PAYING ATTENTION.

#6 Posted by living4theday258 (677 posts) -

Does it matter?

#7 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

@TheHT said:

@DrIntrovert said:

The girl and boy in the back are in uniforms. The others are wearing pajamas.

NO ITS RACISM STOP PAYING ATTENTION.

He didn't say it's racism. He's asking why the only two black people are wearing uniform? I'm still not saying it's racism. Could be a coincidence, because black white or pink we're all the same. Still, coincidences are funny, that's why we ask about them.

#8 Posted by DrIntrovert (81 posts) -

Then why are the second boy on the right and the fourth on the left still in their pajamas?

#9 Posted by Drebin_893 (2872 posts) -

Did you mean thou? Or have I just lost my ability to read?

#10 Posted by EoinTConroy (7 posts) -

I would imagine it's explained in the movie, or more likely the book so find someone who's read the book and they'll probably be able to tell you.

#11 Posted by Sinusoidal (1155 posts) -

I knew Card was a homophobe, didn't know he was racist. True story!

Honestly, it's hard to tell the reason out of context like this. I also see a couple of black people wearing the same white as the majority. Who knows?

#12 Posted by theguy (796 posts) -

@EoinTConroy: Woah, this is trippy. Hey it's Brendan.

#13 Edited by DrIntrovert (81 posts) -

If I'm remembering correctly that's a scene in which the characters are preparing for the battle room. Harrison Ford's character is doing the drill sergeant bit to Ender and his "classmates" and only some of them got ready beforehand. I'm actually a little thrown off though because of how many girls there are. There's only one female character mentioned in the battle school in the book, so I'm having a hard time telling when this takes place in the plot.

#14 Posted by EoinTConroy (7 posts) -

@DrIntrovert: Well if that's the case then that's why and the original question is answered. Yeah I wouldn't put much thought into it, they got child extras I don't think they were too bothered about the precise genders and whatnot.

#15 Posted by TheHT (10287 posts) -

@OfficeGamer said:

@TheHT said:

@DrIntrovert said:

The girl and boy in the back are in uniforms. The others are wearing pajamas.

NO ITS RACISM STOP PAYING ATTENTION.

He didn't say it's racism. He's asking why the only two black people are wearing uniform? I'm still not saying it's racism. Could be a coincidence, because black white or pink we're all the same. Still, coincidences are funny, that's why we ask about them.

no he didn't say it was, he was asking if it was. that would be an obvious conclusion someone could draw were it not coincidence. but it's fairly obvious that it's most likely a coincidence: the white pajamas are visible under the yellow jumpsuit and the beds are all not made up.

@DrIntrovert said:

Then why are the second boy on the right and the fourth on the left still in their pajamas?

it was sarcasm duder.

#16 Posted by DrIntrovert (81 posts) -

Sorry, I have trouble telling. I err on the side of the literal usually, which maybe isn't the best strategy. No offense meant.

#17 Posted by Lord_Xp (599 posts) -

I'm surprised this wasn't locked yet since it's a pretty lame topic. But nonetheless, I will respond my opinion. It's just people who happen to be of color wearing clothes that are also of color.

#18 Edited by Video_Game_King (34615 posts) -

@OfficeGamer said:

He didn't say it's racism. He's asking why the only two black people are wearing uniform?

They're not the only two. Look at the black guy next to the kid being stared at.

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#19 Posted by Canteu (2814 posts) -

Thou, not though.

#20 Posted by damnboyadvance (4054 posts) -

White people wear white clothes. Colored people wear colored clothes.

#21 Posted by rentfn (1267 posts) -

Are there any other huge fans of this book out there?? I could be more worried about anything else coming out this year. I really don't think it will translate to the screen well. Really hope I'm wrong, would love to see this movie be amazing.

#22 Posted by believer258 (11047 posts) -

It's been a while but I could have sworn that Ender was only 6 years old when they recruited him. That boy looks more like he's in his early teens.

#23 Posted by DrIntrovert (81 posts) -

That's true. Like I said, I'm having trouble telling when exactly that shot takes place, but the oldest Ender can be in the Battleschool is about ten.

I am also skeptical of this movie. Particularly I'm worried that they're going to tone down some of the more violent elements in a misguided attempt to placate stupid censors.

#24 Edited by believer258 (11047 posts) -

@DrIntrovert said:

That's true. Like I said, I'm having trouble telling when exactly that shot takes place, but the oldest Ender can be in the Battleschool is about ten.

I am also skeptical of this movie. Particularly I'm worried that they're going to tone down some of the more violent elements in a misguided attempt to placate stupid censors.

You mean like the part where Ender kills a kid by kicking him in the balls?

EDIT: Or the one in the beginning where he repeatedly kicks that bully in the face? Or when he broke the kid's arm who kept punching him in the back of the head?

#25 Edited by DrIntrovert (81 posts) -

Yes. Also the part where he kills a kid naked in the shower by headbutting his nose into his brain, ending up covered in blood. I feel like some content might need to be toned down if they don't want a R rating.

EDIT: Don't forget digging out the giant's eye!

#26 Posted by believer258 (11047 posts) -

@DrIntrovert said:

Yes. Also the part where he kills a kid naked in the shower by headbutting his nose into his brain, ending up covered in blood. I feel like some content might need to be toned down if they don't want a R rating.

I thought that was the one where he kicked him in the crotch and he died?

Like I said, it's been while, but I remember Ender kicking some kid's nuts and it killing him. Or maybe he just weakened for a minute and then headbutted his nose into his brain.

Either way, now that I'm recalling parts of this book I don't really think it would work well as a movie either. It moves along in a very weird and poignant way and there's a drastic setting change toward the end, plus if I remember correctly the characters are on something of a revolving door, meaning they're there for a few chapters and then they're replaced by new ones, and many other reasons. A drastic rewrite of the story using the same characters, settings, and ideas, but different events would probably serve the movie best, at which point it's less a movie of Ender's Game and more a movie inspired by Ender's Game.

#27 Posted by DrIntrovert (81 posts) -

It's been a while since I read it as well, but I'm pretty sure the headbutt was the killing blow.

Anyway I really hope they can pull this off somehow--politics aside, Ender's Game is a classic book for a reason. If this movie were successful more people would get to experience it. Movies have a much lower barrier to entry than books do, but there's always the crossover people who read the book because of the movie--but if the movie sucks those people won't exist, or will think the book is terrible too. I really would hate for a group of people to have a low opinion of the book just because it doesn't transfer well to another form of media.

#28 Posted by ShinjiEx (624 posts) -

I'm just gonna go with bananas as the answer ^__^

#29 Posted by Macksujin (18 posts) -

I remember hearing Card say they were going to combine Enders Game and Shadow of Ender in to the movie so there a bit more back and forth between Ender and Bean rather than weird inner monologues from Ender about how he's being treated etc.

It would be much more impactful to have the battle schoolers the age they are in the books but I can't see them getting ten year olds that can act well enough....to be honest they probably can't find teens that can either.

Regardless i'm well excited for this. I think Ford as Hyrum Graff is a great casting too.

#30 Edited by Rainbowkisses (472 posts) -

I'm more surprised that you're able to tell the person in the back is black or male.

#31 Posted by psylah (2153 posts) -

@Rainbowkisses said:

I'm more surprised that you're able to tell the person in the back is black or male.

They are gay and are therefore forced to wear colored jumpsuits in order to more efficiently oppress them.

#32 Posted by Veektarius (4148 posts) -

@Canteu said:

Thou, not though.

Actually, it's thee.

#33 Posted by RenMcKormack (1071 posts) -

there is still Africa and America in SPACE!!!!!! Awesome. Glad we made it.