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I think Coulson might qualify for plot armor. I feel like they've pretty clearly set him up as the lead, but I suppose less so than you could say about Buffy, Angel, etc. Also because he's a huge asset to the series and the show would be legitimately much worse without Clark Gregg.
neither Fitz nor Simmons sees the other that way. Maybe the writers will try to make it develop into something more though.
Speaking of romance, I'm still not really feeling the Ward/Skye thing. I don't find that I actually care that he's pissed off about her ex, and I don't feel a ton of chemistry between them. I also find it kinda boring, like of course the two prettiest people end up together... so I hope they somehow avoid going down that route, too.
I think the marketing campaign has been pretty bad. The clips I've seen from the actual film + stuff said by people who have seen make it seem much more promising though. Also, I've listened to the whole soundtrack, and it was awesome, so there's that.
Just got back from seeing the film. I liked it a lot, they really emphasized what we were talking about earlier in the thread...
the xenocide theme.
I thought the climax was really powerful and very well-done. The movie definitely peaks at the right time and really nails the core themes and Ender's character arc.
There were a number of changes from the book, mostly to speed things up, but honestly it was probably about as good of an adaptation of the story as you can do in an under 2 hour movie.
My biggest complaint was that the story felt too rushed, especially in battle school. The battle room was fucking spectacular, and I would have liked to see that whole section of the film fleshed out a little more. I feel like another 30 minutes of run time would have gone a LONG way, and would have allowed them to show a little more about Bean and generally flesh out the characterization more, while also showing more of the coolest-looking part of the movie.