Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ender's Game

  I just saw the Ender's Game trailer, and I couldn't help but write a post on it. You see I read the book Ender's Game in a Science Fiction class years ago and I couldn't help but enjoy every page of that book. I've heard about the flick while I was talking with my co-host on the podcast John Davern. Now actually seeing the trailer has boosted my excitement once again.

  Ender's Game synopsis from IMDB: In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race

  Just from seeing the trailer it looks like they are trying to follow the book (at least from what I remember when I read it years ago). There looks to be a few possible changes between the book and movie, but it's hard to tell only because it's just a trailer. The only way to really know is the see the flick when it's released.

Here's the trailer below:

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