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Ender's Game Movie Review Summary

Actors: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis

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In the future, when an alien race called the Formics nearly destroy Earth during an attack, mankind must find a new way to fight this adversary should they return. They begin training children from a very young age, hand-picking them for their gifts as leaders and preparing them to command a fleet in the event of the Formics' return. Ender Wiggins is one such young cadet, the youngest in his family, whose brother and sister both enlisted but disappointed. He is selected by Colonel Graff to continue his training in space at a facility known as Battle School. Ender learns how the military games work, begins to earn the respect of his peers, and quietly impresses his superiors. He engages in a virtual reality game on his computer, in which he controls a mouse, confronted by a giant offering two drinks, one of which is poisoned. Once he learns both glasses are poisoned, Ender has the mouse jump into the giant's head via the eye, instantly killing him. This bowls over the Colonel, who immediately promotes him. After a conflict with a fellow cadet leaves the cadet nearly dead and leaves Ender seriously shaken, he heads home for a brief visit with his family before heading off deeper into space to prepare for Graduation, a series of highly complex battle virtual simulations against the Formics.
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The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes he'll/she'll become:    -   great warrior

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   military officer, senior Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius

Setting

A substantial portion of this movie takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   unfriendly aliens    -   big overbuilt futuristic city    -   spacesuit needed on surface Planet outside our solar system?    -   Yes Not Earth, but in Solar System?    -   Yes In virtual reality?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   fearful Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs    -   exploding spaceships    -   exotic spaceships    -   exotic aliens    -   exotic alien landscape Is this movie based on a    -   book

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