In the near future, a hostile alien race, The Formics, have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer.
Ender Wiggin, a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, 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.
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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. Read More