Ender’s Game ¬ DVD
The Earth was ravaged twice by the Buggers, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity.
Seventy 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 himself as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family.
Starring Asa Butterfield (Hugo, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) as the gifted young Ender—who lives in a world where the species’ future rests on some very tiny shoulders—the movie has high expectations with which to contend.
Although its author has recently come under fire for taking a stance against marriage equality—a Superman story he wrote won’t be released for that reason—his opus, along with the rest of the books in the extensive Ender saga, has passionate fans who have long contended that the story’s complicated world couldn’t be successfully brought to the big screen.
The star-studded cast also includes Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham, Harrison Ford as Hyrum Graff, Abigail Breslin as Valentine, Hailee Steinfeld at Petra Arkanian and Voila Davis as Gwen Anderson. Film newcomer Aramis Knight plays Bean. The trailer doesn’t give much away, plot-wise, so we won’t either.
Director: Gavin Hood
Writers: Gavin Hood (screenplay), Orson Scott Card (based on the book Ender’s Game by)
Stars: Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld