the epic military science fiction adventure ENDER’S GAME is out on DVD ON Monday 10 March. Directed by Gavin Hood, and based on the 1985 novel by American Author Orson Scott Card It stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield and, Hailee Steinfeld and is Set in Earth’s future, where an imperilled mankind has barely survived two conflicts with an insectoid alien species called the Formics who are seemingly determined to destroy humanity.Seventy years later the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. in preparation for an anticipated third invasion, an international fleet maintains a Battle School in orbit around earth to find and train future fleet commanders . it I s here that The world’s most talented children, including,Ender Wiggin (butterfield) a quiet but , but strategically brilliant boy, who is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother are taken at a very young age to train in the art of battle.
Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers and is soon ordained by the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) as the militarys next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, hes trained by International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), In the arts of war through increasingly difficult games including ones undertaken in zero gravity in the Battle Room, where Ender’s tactical genius is revealed but does he have what it takes. to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that could determine the future of Earth and save the human race. The book originated as the short story “Ender’s Game”, published in the August 1977 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Elaborating on characters and plot lines depicted in the novel, Card later wrote additional books to form the Ender’s Game series. Card released an updated version of Ender’s Game in 1991, changing some political facts to accurately reflect the times; most notably, the book was updated to reflect the collapse of the Soviet Union, which was mentioned several times in the novel, and the end of the Cold War.
reception of the book has generally been positive, though some critics have denounced Card’s perceived justification of his characters’ violent actions. It has also become suggested reading for many military organizations, including the United States Marine Corps. Ender’s Game won the 1985 Nebula Award for best novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for best novel. Its sequels, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind and Ender in Exile, follow Ender’s subsequent travels to many different worlds in the galaxy. In addition, the later novella A War of Gifts and novel Ender’s Shadow take place during the same time period as the original. Ender’s Game has also been adapted into two comic series.Enders Game