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Ender's Game (2013)

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Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind.

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Gavin Hood

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Gavin Hood (screenplay by), Orson Scott Card (based on the book Ender's Game by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asa Butterfield ... Ender Wiggin
Harrison Ford ... Colonel Graff
Hailee Steinfeld ... Petra Arkanian
Abigail Breslin ... Valentine Wiggin
Ben Kingsley ... Mazer Rackham
Viola Davis ... Major Gwen Anderson
Aramis Knight ... Bean
Suraj Partha ... Alai (as Suraj Parthasarathy)
Moises Arias ... Bonzo Madrid
Khylin Rhambo ... Dink Meeker
Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak ... Peter Wiggin (as Jimmy Jax Pinchak)
Nonso Anozie ... Sergeant Dap
Conor Carroll ... Bernard
Caleb J. Thaggard ... Stilson (as Caleb Thaggard)
Cameron Gaskins Cameron Gaskins ... Slattery (Leopard Army)
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Storyline

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

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The enemy's gate is down See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,017,351, 3 November 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$61,737,191

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,537,191
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was a minor box-office failure, and was listed in Variety's "Biggest Box-Office Bombs of 2013", even though it lost very little money in the worldwide market. See more »

Goofs

In Ender's first team, in several different sequences during the movie when the team is at attention, the blonde girl on the left side and the black girl on the right side appear and reappear within the same scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Ender Wiggin: 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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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, some Formic chirping can be heard. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) See more »

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Peace Sword in B Minor (Open Your Heart)
Written by Wayne Coyne, Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd, Kliph Scurlock and Derek Brown
Performed by The Flaming Lips
Produced by The Flaming Lips, Scott Booker and Dave Fridmann
The Flaming Lips appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Visually stunning with great story to tell
5 December 2013 | by tinovalkkiSee all my reviews

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Ender's Game is smart sci-fi movie. Little bit like Starship Trooopers or Blade Runner. Beneath a beautiful skin there is a strong social criticism story. You may notice it or you may watch the whole movie as a beautiful sci-fi story. You may see the story as a criticism against USA:s policy to defend itself with prevention strike against anyone if they think to be threatened. In the movie almost fascist like society has tame their youth to make prevention strike without any criticism. They defend strikes justification for their youth just because enemy will strike if they don't strike first. Young Ender's dares to rise against authority and mistrusts that. Ender's Game has a great story to tell, but it is also beautiful to watch. It feels like 3D movie despite it is not. Space landscapes and -fights are gorgeous. It is always a risk to put a child to a leading role at a movie, but Asa Butterfield is a great choice for Ender's role. There is enough of sensitivity, yet enough character in his role. Harrison Ford is great as a General Graff. It is hard to believe that he is over 70 years old. Only thing which bother here is that movie feels to end too soon. It feels like it is a big budget Television show pilot movie. We will see if Ender's Game gets enough audience for a sequel. That really is needed. The great story may just to be a little too clever to its target audience. Visually stunning movie, which is have to watch from a big screen.

http://tinovalkki.blogaaja.fi/enders-game-2013/


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