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Review of Ender's Game Film Adaptation: As Complex as Allowed in Today's Hollywood (Not Exactly a Compliment)

1 November 2013 4:41 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

‘Ender’s Game’ movie review: Sci-fier displays ‘steel-grey self-seriousness,’ but fails to explore ‘disturbing brutality’ at its core (photo: Asa Butterfield and Abigail Breslin in ‘Ender’s Game’) Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel Ender’s Game was published in 1985, and in the 28 years that elapsed before the book became a film, the idea of children trained to fight by orders of an unfeeling government has been repeatedly co-opted, most notably by a certain tale of a beautiful young archer named Katniss. Indeed, comparisons between Ender’s Game and The Hunger Games are inevitable, but the key similarity between the two is that neither film really explores or, in the case of The Hunger Games, even acknowledges the disturbing brutality that lies at the core of their intricately-constructed worlds. To its credit, Ender’s Game, under the clean, straightforward direction of Gavin Hood (one of the X-Men movies, it’s »

- Mark Keizer

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'Ender's Game' review: Ambitious but flawed sci-fi blockbuster

25 October 2013 11:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Gavin Hood; Screenwriters: Gavin Hood; Starring: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis; Running time: 114 mins; Certificate: 12A

They say any press is good press, but pity the marketing team who have to promote Ender's Game after author Orson Scott Card's unfortunate outbursts about same-sex marriage.

Art and the artist's dunderheaded views should probably be separated in this instance, because Gavin Hood's resulting film doesn't subscribe to its creator's thinking - this is a sci-fi blockbuster that attempts to merge intelligent ideas with Hollywood spectacle. Empathy, understanding and knowing your enemy are the film's overriding mantras, although in a twisted irony the film's own arch-nemesis appears to be Card.

Leading it all is British actor Asa Butterfield as Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin, whose highly strategic mind makes him an ideal candidate to join the International Fleet, a military organisation tasked with protecting the Earth from the Formics, »

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Ender's Game Featurette 'Building Ender's World'

18 October 2013 1:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Summit Entertainment has released a featurette for Ender's Game that takes fans behind-the-scenes and breaks down the meticulous process of creating this immense world from the sci-fi novel. Star Harrison Ford, producers Roberto Orci, Gigi Pritzker, Ed Ulbrich and director Gavin Hood explain how the VFX wizards at Digital Domain helped bring Orson Scott Card's heralded story to life.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Seven Ender's Game Clips

16 October 2013 11:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

On the heels of its nationwide theatrical debut next month, Summit Entertainment has released seven clips from Ender's Game. Gavin Hood directs this sci-fi adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel, which follows Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a bright young man going through Battle School training, who may be humanity's last hope for survival in a longstanding war with an alien race known as the Formics.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Two New Ender's Game TV Spots

12 October 2013 3:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The future looks bright for Ender Wiggins (Asa Butterfield). He's at the top of his class in Battle School, he has a new girlfriend and he is humanity's last hope against the evil alien Formics, which threaten to destroy the galaxy in Ender's Game. Watch Ender go to work in two new TV spots from this action-packed sci-fi adventure for the whole family.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Harrison Ford is Not the Enemy in New TV Spot for Ender’s Game – ‘Morality’

10 October 2013 2:15 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Arriving in cinemas in just a few weeks’ time, Gavin Hood’s blockbuster, Ender’s Game, could well be the biggest franchise-starter of the year in the young adult market.

Bringing the world of Orson Scott Card’s novels to the big screen, Summit has been gearing up nicely ahead of the film’s release. And with its arrival imminent, the studio has launched the latest TV spot over on Yahoo Movies, giving us a look at the dynamics between the young Ender (Asa Butterfield) and Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford).

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Ender's Game HBO First Look Preview

9 October 2013 10:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

HBO is airing a behind-the-scenes first look at the upcoming sci-fi adaptation Ender's Game on Thursday, October 17 at 10:15 Pm Est. The network has released a preview of this sneak peek, featuring footage from the set and interviews with cast members Harrison Ford (Colonel Hyrum Graff), Ben Kingsley (Mazer Rackham), Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin) and Hailee Steinfeld (Petra Arkanian). Be sure to check back next week for the full video as soon as it's available. Director Gavin Hood's adaptation of the Orson Scott Card novel hits theaters November 1.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Ender's Game Clip 'Ender's Army'

6 October 2013 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) addresses Ender Wiggin's (Asa Butterfield) issues with authority in the first clip from Ender's Game. While Ender is at the top of his Battle School class, the young recruit makes it clear he doesn't like taking orders, so the Colonel comes up with the solution to give him his own army. Directed by Gavin Hood, this adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi novel hits theaters nationwide November 1.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Six New Ender's Game Photos with Harrison Ford

3 October 2013 4:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) and Petra Arkanian (Hailee Steinfeld) undergo their Battle School training under the tutelage of Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) in six new photos from Ender's Game. Fans can also check out 360 panoramas of two battle school sets - Dragon Army Barracks & Colonel Graff's Command Center - from director Gavin Hood's adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel, in theaters November 1.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Ender's Game IMAX Poster

2 October 2013 2:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The epic scope of director Gavin Hood's Ender's Game is showcased in an IMAX poster for this sci-fi adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel. At the center of this attack shown in the one-sheet is Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a brilliant young Battle School recruit who may be humanity's last chance for victory over aliens known as the Formics. Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld and Ben Kingsley co-star in this upcoming thriller, debuting in theaters November 1.

What do you think of this exclusive IMAX poster for @EndersGameMovie? See it in IMAX November 1! pic.twitter.com/ppgEWedPkJ

— IMAX (@IMAX) October 2, 2013

"What do you think of this exclusive IMAX poster for @EndersGameMovie? See it in IMAX November 1!"

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Ender's Game TV Spot 'Chosen'

28 September 2013 11:07 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The brilliant Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) may be all that stands between survival and the complete annihilation of Earth in the highly-anticipated adaptation Ender's Game. Summit Entertainment has debuted the second TV spot, on the heels of yesterday's video, which shows that Ender is the last commander that Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) will ever train at the Battle School. Watch as this young man does all he can to save the planet from the destructive Formic aliens in director Gavin Hood's sci-fi thriller, in theaters November 1.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Ender's Game TV Spot 'Destroy'

25 September 2013 6:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Gavin Hood's sci-fi adaptation Ender's Game is just over a month away from hitting theaters on November 1, so it should come as no surprise that the first TV spot has debuted. Asa Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young man who may be represent humanity's last chance at defeating the alien scourge known as the Formics. Be warned, though, there may be spoilers towards the end of this video, so watch at your own risk.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Ender's Game Final UK Quad Poster

25 September 2013 12:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The primary cast of Ender's Game has been assembled in the final U.K. quad poster for this highly-anticipated adaptation of Orson Scott Card's beloved sci-fi novel. Take a look at this latest image featuring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis from director Gavin Hood's sci-fi adventure, in theaters November 1.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Ender's Game Wall Calendar Photos

20 September 2013 3:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Ender's Game 2014 Wall Calendar was released this week, and one fan was kind enough to tear it open and scan the photos, giving us another peek at this awaited sci-fi family adventure. Check out all new images of Ender Wiggins (Asa Butterfield) as he and his galaxy cadets reenact the infamous The Human Centipede in space. Also, Hailee Steinfeld suits up for young love.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Ender's Game Petra and Ender Poster

17 September 2013 4:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you're looking to decorate your walls with the love held between Petra Arkanian and Ender Wiggin, you're in luck! A new Ender's Game poster, which will be available in retail stores everywhere, has arrived featuring Hailee Steinfeld and Asa Butterfield as these two space cadets who must keep their teenage emotions in check as they go up against a deadly alien race in this sci-fi adventure.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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2 New Propaganda Posters and VFX Images from Ender’s Game

17 September 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Ender’s Game is the last big potential new franchise-starter in the young adult market for the year, landing in little more than a month’s time, and things have been looking strong for the film.

Asa Butterfield takes centre stage as the eponymous Ender in the sci-fi blockbuster, and the latest trailer teased plenty of action on a rather epic scale soon to be coming our way. With its release very much on the horizon, two new propaganda-style posters have surfaced, along with a handful of pretty impressive VFX images.

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Two Ender's Game Propaganda Posters

12 September 2013 12:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in June, we showed you three propaganda posters for the upcoming Ender's Game, which are used by the International Fleet to lure more recruits to the Battle School in director Gavin Hood's sci-fi thriller. Today we have two more one-sheets, one of which showcases a ship used by the Formics, the alien race who invade Earth, with the other putting the Battle School campus on display. This adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel, starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld and Ben Kingsley, hits theaters November 1.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Ender's Game Cast Poster

9 September 2013 6:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though the "final poster" was released last month for Ender's Game, yet another one-sheet has somehow surfaced. Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin), Harrison Ford (Colonel Hyrum Graff), Ben Kingsley (Mazer Rackham), Hailee Steinfeld (Petra Arkanian), Abigail Breslin (Valentine Wiggin) and Viola Davis (Gwen Anderson) are featured in what may actually be the last poster for director Gavin Hood's sci-fi adaptation, in theaters November 1.

Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak. The film is directed by Gavin Hood. »

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Ender's Game Final Trailer

6 August 2013 9:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just under three months to go before Ender's Game hits theaters, Summit Entertainment has debuted the final trailer for this sci-fi adaptation, following the trailer preview that debuted yesterday. The story, based on Orson Scott Card's seminal novel, is set in a future where aliens known as the Formics have decimated the planet, leading to the formation of the International Fleet and the Battle School, where the best and brightest young soldiers train to be the future leaders of the fleet and bring down this alien scourge for good. Asa Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, who may be the next great fleet leader, with Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley starring as Colonel Hyrum Graff and Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham. Take a look at the latest footage from director Gavin Hood's adaptation, in theaters November 1.

In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. »

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Asa Butterfield is the Next Great Hope in New Full-Length Trailer for Ender’s Game

6 August 2013 9:02 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Last night, Summit launched a trailer preview for their upcoming sci-fi blockbuster, Ender’s Game. The film looks like the franchise-starter to beat this year, following in the footsteps of last year’s mammoth hit, The Hunger Games.

As promised, the full-length trailer has launched today, via Apple, giving us an even better look at what will shortly be heading to the multiplex towards the end of the year.

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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