Ender's Game

Synopsis: The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Fifty years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise what he does as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family.
Director(s): Gavin Hood
Production: Summit Entertainment
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Fifty years ago,

an alien force known

as the Formics attacked Earth.

Tens of millions died.

It was only through the sacrifice

of our greatest commander

that we avoided total annihilation.

We've been preparing for them

to come back ever since.

The International Fleet decided

that the world's smartest children

are the planet's best hope.

Raised on war games,

their decisions are intuitive,

decisive, fearless.

I am one of those recruits.

No, I got him.

He's poking his head out.

I've watched through his eyes,

I've listened through his ears,

and I tell you

he's the one.

That's what you said

about his brother.

Brother tested out impossible

for other reasons.

Nothing to do with his

tactical abilities.

- I gotcha, I gotcha...

- Go around.

He's gonna crush him.

Come on!

You can't do that!

You've got to use

what's around you.

No, no, no. I had you all

the way through the belt!

You miscalculated your trajectory

relative to the incoming asteroid.

Don't lecture me, Wiggin!

You cheated!

It was a good game.



Play again.


- Tomorrow maybe?

- You see?

He's got a talent for strategy.

His humility could be false.

Part of a strategy to

avoid antagonizing

an ego-driven opponent.

Which makes him even smarter.

He may be a genius,

but we need someone the

others will follow. A leader.

He can't win on his own.

Well, let's see how

he handles rejection.

Andrew Wiggin.

Andrew Ender Wiggin,

please report to the Infirmary.

Ender Wiggin, to the infirmary.

- Hello, Ender.

- Hello.

That nasty monitor

is coming out today.

Please. Lie face down.

Am I off the program?

Did I do something wrong?

That's not really for me to say.

Lie down.

The sooner we get this done,

the sooner you can move on.


This won't hurt a bit.


Forward march!

Where do you think

you're going, Wiggin?

Washed out, huh?

Come on!

- Get him in there!

- You're expecting...

Come on!

Come on, cheat.

One on one, for real this time.

No game.

He's got no monitor now.

That's right.

No one watching you now, Wiggin.

One on one?

Then why are your boys holding me?

- Let's go.

- Come on, man.

Stay down...

I'm gonna kill you, cheat.


Take it easy, Ender!

You might be thinking

of ganging up on me.

But just remember what I do

to people who try to hurt me.

He said I was cheating.

Said that was why I

was off the program,

- and I kept on kicking him.

- It doesn't matter.

Even after he was down.

He'll never bully you again.

All I could think was,

"What would Peter do?"

I'm just like him, Val.

No. No, you are nothing

like him, Ender.

Nothing like who?

I thought you had a game?

Rained out.

- What's he crying about?

- I'm not crying.

My monitor's gone.

Now I'm just like you.

You mean that Mom and Dad spent

all that money on a third,

and now he's off the program too?

Stop it, Peter. He made it

farther than either of us.

Hey, dropout.

Remember how to play

Formics and Astronauts?

That's it! Where's Mom?

No, don't.

- I'll play.

- Put the mask on.

You can be the bug.

Peter! You're insane!

- Stay out of this, Valentine!

- No! Stop it!

Alright, bug, you

started it, you attack first.

Peter! Let me in!

Come on!

Come on, fight back!

At last we got one of you alive!

Peter! Stop it!

You know, I could kill you,

just like this.

Peter... Please...

I should have been chosen.

Deep space Intel shows us

that the number of enemy ships

already deployed

is 10 times those we faced

during the first invasion.

The Formics are rebuilding

and strengthening their fleet.

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Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood (born 12 May 1963) is a South African filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and actor, best known for writing and directing Tsotsi (2005), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He also directed the films X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ender's Game and Eye in the Sky. more…

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