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A 2013 American science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card about Ender Wiggin who is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.

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What Simulations were really Simulations?

Near the end of Ender's Game, we learn that the final Simulation and Graduation Test was not a simulation but a real battle in which Ender committed Genocide. In the books from my understanding all ...
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Why did the film change the name of the alien invaders for the movie Enders Game?

The launch of the movie version of Ender's Game was beset by controversy caused by the anti-homosexuality views of Osron Scott Card, the author of the original book. The book doesn't itself contain ...
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Why didn't Graff or Rackham lead the Second Fleet?

If the generals know so much about war, why didn't Ben Kingsley (Mazer Rackham) or Harrison Ford (General Graff) just fight the aliens? I understand that the younger generation would have a fresh ...
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Did Ender understand that genocide was the objective?

In Ender's Game, Colonel Graff states clearly to Ender that the objective is a war to end all wars. Even though Ender is duped into genocide believing a simulated battle is running, he is actually ...
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Did Ender love Valentine...in a romantic way?

Yep I know they were siblings but, throughout Ender's Game Ender only told Valentine what he feels. He saw her in a game. Why not Petra? And I can feel that he loves her in a different way or maybe I ...
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Why was Ender so defiant?

During Ender's training in preparation for Ender's Game he and his comrades are inspected by Colonel Graff and Seargent Dap. Graff holds a speech about possibly promoting some of the cadets and that ...
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Exploring Valentine's Background and Role in 'Ender's Game' Movie

I recently watched "Ender's Game" and found the character of Ender's sister Valentine quite fascinating. The film seems to hint at a deeper background for her, but I'm left with some ...
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How many people died during the last battle in Ender's Game?

In the final battle, human space fleet approaches the enemy planet, and most of the ships are sacrificed in a tactical maneuver. How many people were on these ships, and what was their role?
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