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Robert Roten Scores on Own Goal With “Ender’s Game”

In response to Robert Roten’s 409‑word review of Ender’s Game on Laramie Movie Scope 

http://www.lariat.org/AtTheMovies/new/endergam.html

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Laramie Movie Scope, home to film critic Robert Roten, is the ugliest site on the internet. Adorned with hideously rainbow’d film strips, popcorn clip art and dreadful formatting, LMS, (as its one fan calls it) is the kind of website that gives designers aneurysms.

It’s all topped off with what appears to be silhouetted polo players carousing with fiddlers and robed figures, all holding hands in a field—if this doesn’t put you in the mood for reading film critique, what will?

You may be saying, “So what? Isn’t it the review that counts?” You’d be right, but when you’re dealing with something as eyeball melting as this, it’s a herculean task to even keep your eyes on the review long enough to read it.

Unfortunately, the writing in “Laramie Movie Scope: Ender’s Game” offers no respite from the horrid visuals. This is amateurism at its worst. Roten’s prose is so labored and dull that it becomes a major chore to get through.

He makes an attempt at critique, but it comes out convoluted and gets so lost in the muddled writing that it becomes unrecognizable.

This is amateurism at its worst, and, sadly, Roten isn’t in on the joke. Save your eyes and your soul and stay away from this one.    

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