I just finished re-reading Ender's game and now I can't wait to see the movie. I hope Harrison Ford nails Graff and Rackham is played to the hilt by Sir Ben and I hope that the relationship between Valentine and Peter comes through as important as it is but all that isn't really the critical part.
What I hope they get right and why I'll go see this movie even though I find Scott Card's personal beliefs appalling is that the core of the book isn't Buggers or Battlerooms or games that aren't games (cue music of Games w/out Frontiers), it's about understanding.
That's what Ender's genius was. That's the heart of the book (and the next two btw) and in bringing THAT, that lesson across, I hope the movie makers are truly successful.
I also hope that in an Ender-like twist Scott Card has been too clever by half. He has created a compelling hero whose genius is to so completely understand an alien race that he can think as they do.
Ender's message is the antithesis to Scott Card's. The Locke to his Demosthenes if you will. If the movie brings that message out, that will be awesome and inspiring and if it doesn't but it inspires more people to read the book, the same goes. It has already inspired more and more conversation around the topic of human rights and I'll always think that's a good thing.
So yes, I'll support with my patronage, any message or story where the hero is gifted with the ability to understand and to even love those who might be seeking to hurt him.
Hmmm, where have I read another story with a hero like that? Namaste y'all.