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.
Did you know?
The large diamond-like metal objects that float in the battle room are called stars and are used strategically during the games, though in different configurations, depending on the challenge. The neon-looking triangles on each star sit underneath a handrail that cadets, like the one at near right, can grasp to steady themselves. Many of the stars were added digitally, but the team did build a few tangible ones. The crew built one for Ender’s friend Petra (Hailee Steinfeld) “that had a soft, rubberized surface so that they could slam Petra into it really hard for one shot. The others were made of real metal. Read More