I can't tell anymore if ENDER'S GAME is actually a good story or if my warm and fuzzy feelings for it are simply a result of childhood nostalgia overpowering critical thinking.
Orson Scott Card's stances on many contemporary social issues have ruined his writing for me. I read EMPIRE and HIDDEN EMPIRE over the summer and found the quality to be strictly middle of the road but littered with political and social perspective that seemed to be transparent strawmen (or strawwomen) for the author's personal belief system.
Soapboxing aside, the idea that we were this much closer to an ENDER'S GAME movie gives me a bit of a thrill. I can't wait to see the Battle Room scenes in action.
I'm going to hide behind my default position and say I'm cautiously optimistic.