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DVD Review: ENDER’S GAME Delivers Great Sci-Fi - Movies In Focus
Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game is a film that works against all odds. The film, a big screen adaptation of an ‘80s young adult science fiction novel, had a lot stacked against it. The beloved book (which I haven’t read) has been in development in Hollywood for over twenty years, but a movie continued to elude filmmakers. However, Hood was the man to carry it over the finish line, delivering a well executed film with great effects and strong performances. Set in the future when Earth is still reeling from an attack from an alien force called Formics, Ender’s Game follows ‘Ender’ Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a young teenager sent to a military academy to be trained as military leader. Ender is an outcast with a strong aptitude for military tactics and Colonial Graff (Harrison Ford) believes that he may be able to defeat the alien force once and for all. Along the way Ender befriends Petra (Hailee Steinfeld), who teaches him how to fit into his new world, which in turn helps train him to become the great leader that everyone hopes he will be. Hood’s film has to balance a lot of elements, as Ender’s Game is part teen drama, [...]