I heard this movie stunk.
C'mon, I'm dying over here!
In other, unrelated news, want to hear one of the most overrated book series I've ever read is? Alex Rider. I picked up Stormbreaker after legions of people going "READ ITZ AMARANTHINE TIS AMAZING". It was alright....I guess. I didn't...fall asleep or anything. But it was definitely not mind blowing. For starters, Alex is way underdeveloped as a character.
He was a little funny and relate able but not on the same level as I was expecting. And he's a bit cliched in the fact that he's just generally smart and knows everything, without any explanation or emphasis. I guess you could say that he's only a genius when he needs to be, and it doesn't add any other levels to the story. Oh, and did I mention that he's well versed in martial arts too? Yeah. Ender could still kick his butt though.
I guess it would be a good read for boys who don't read much. Definitely not YA level though. Seriously, in the copy of Stormbreaker I had, the font was honking huge. Like literally, this big. I was looking for pictures and the Alex Rider action figures.
I read the second one, and the plot was so far fetched it's a surprise AH didn't die of cracking up while writing it.
I mean, it's not awful. I like AH's writing style and I wouldn't mind writing a character like Alex. I'd enjoy the rest if the plots were more thought out and less far fetched, Alex grew a personality, and a large dose of charm and humor were injected into the series.
And I hate that they staunchly refused to give the kid a gun because a gun was too dangerous. I mean, that's like sending Alex skydiving and refusing to give him a parachute because he might get strangled by the cords.
I'm not really looking forward to the others, but I'm getting desperate for books here! I might try those Christopher Paolini books(ya know, with the dragons on the cover and the titles that all start with E.) and I want to try James Patterson's Witch and Wizard.
If you're looking for something to read, this series will be one of the most epic things to ever happen to you in your life.
But seriously! I need good books! Comment with suggestions, I'm begging you!
In other news, I'm feeling a resurgence of affection for this book:
I'm stoked for the movie and can't believe I have to wait a whole nother year. But that guy they got to play him...I think he might be my favorite actor of all time. Of all time. He's going to be all too old to play Ender...though, ehhhhhhh,...
I heard they purposefully didn't want to make Ender six years old in the movie. I'm a little sad, but I guess yeah, a six year old wouldn't be up to all the violence and cussing.