LargentFan wrote:Ender's Game does look good. I loved the book. I just hope they don't try to make it a franchise...Speaker for the Dead made me want to kill myself. It was TERRIBLE.
I don't see how they could. I think it'd be fantastic to do an Ender's Shadow sequel, but they never will, 'cause it's the same story from a different viewpoint. They're not that creative. And you're right, after the first three books or so, that series takes a spiral downward, to the point where I stopped reading halfway through one of them.
I am excited about the Hobbit, primarily because, well, it's the Hobbit. Still, that barrel-down-the-river scene has me scared. Looks like the stupid falling-but-flying-and-not-getting-hurt fight scene in the goblin underground of the first one. Bleh! I suppose Jackson has to piss away a certain percentage of the movie for the slackjawed denizens of Idiocracy, just so's they can feel they got their popcorn's worth out of the movie.