Director: Gavin Hood
Actors: Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ender’s Game is American science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card.
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.
- The city featured in the ‘Never Again’ propaganda poster is actually central Hong Kong.
- In May 2013, several months before this movie was released, a group of LGBT genre fiction fans called “Geeks Out” launched a campaign called “Skip Ender’s Game” that recommended a boycott of the movie due to source novelist Orson Scott Card’s long history of extreme anti-gay views. Among his many other statements on the subject, Card once wrote an article in which he said, “Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books…to be used when necessary to send a clear message that those who flagrantly violate society’s regulation of sexual behavior cannot be permitted to remain as acceptable, equal citizens within that society,” and he served for many years as Board Member for the anti-gay group the National Organization for Marriage. When the boycott campaign gained some press attention and national traction in July 2013, Lionsgate and several people involved with the film’s production, including Card himself, released statements about the boycott. All except Card said they disagreed with Card but urged people to see the movie anyway.
- Special wheel harnesses that allowed free range in motion were fitted to actors, for the filming of Battle Room scenes. Because these scenes are supposed to take place in a null gravity environment, the actors had to carefully choreograph their movements, to give the accurate illusion of floating.