The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Fifty years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise what he does as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family. Written by
CrystalSinger45, Jesse Daniels, strouda56
In May 2013 a group of LGBT sci-fi fans launched a boycott campaign against the film due to anti-gay views and activities of the author of the novel, Orson Scott Card, who is also a producer of the film. The studio and several people involved with the film's production later released statements about the boycott, stating that they did not share Card's views and urged people to see the film anyway. Card, however, remained unapologetic. The film was a box office flop. See more »
When Bonzo is marching with the Salamander army and his cadence as they march to the game... when he gets onto the platform it is clearly visible that he is still singing the cadence but his lips do not move. See more »
Fifty years ago an alien force known as the Formics attacked Earth. Tens of millions died. It was only through the sacrifice of our greatest commander that we avoided total annihilation. We've been preparing for them to come back ever since. The International Fleet decided that the world's smartest children are the planet's best hope. Raised on war games, their decisions are intuitive, decisive, fearless. I am one of those recruits.
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This film included an "undomesticated quadruped wrangler". See more »
I'll begin by saying that I haven't read the book and had absolutely no idea what to expect. I was therefore pleasantly surprised by what is an exciting science fiction adventure.
Harrison Ford is the reason I watched this, and he is first rate. It might be argued that Ford is playing to the gruff stereotype he has essayed in any number of recent films, but I like this performance.
The younger members of the cast were unfamiliar to me, but they acquit themselves well. I was drawn into the story and the emoitional journey within.
The visuals are stunning. Even the most cynical or jaded critic cannot deny the movie is beautiful to watch. Worth the cost of a movie ticket.
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