Ender's Game

Ender's Game

Gavin Hood (2013)

109min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This adventure based on the bestselling science-fiction novel takes place in a future where Earth is under threat from alien attacks, and the military grooms genius children with exceptional computer gaming skills to man interplanetary weapons. The most talented wunderkind discovered by recruiting colonel Harrison Ford is Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), but do his clashes with authority and fellow cadets mean he's too sensitive and emotionally conflicted to lead a team of his peers into life-or-death battle? The premise of a gifted boy thrown into a world of cliques and hierarchies may have the ring of Harry Potter in space (although the original novel pre-dates the JK Rowling books by more than a decade), but director and screenwriter Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) imbues the tale with deeper moral dilemmas. The special effects dazzle throughout, Ford and veteran soldier Ben Kingsley add gravitas, but the assured Butterfield is the true star, as the reluctant teen who carries the survival of humankind on his shoulders.

Summary

In the future, the human race has survived conflict with an alien race, but the prospect of war breaking out again is a constant threat. A gifted boy is selected as a potential military commander for the coming conflict, and subjected to a gruelling training program to prove his worth. Sci-fi adventure based on Orson Scott Card's novel, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley.

Cast & Crew

Ender Wiggin Asa Butterfield
Col Graff Harrison Ford
Mazer Rackham Ben Kingsley
Petra Arkanian Hailee Steinfeld
Valentine Wiggin Abigail Breslin
Maj Gwen Anderson Viola Davis
Bean Aramis Knight
Alai Suraj Partha
Director Gavin Hood
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment OneGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 25 Oct 2013
Drama