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n.1.One who, or that which, makes an end of something; as, the ender of my life.
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Years later I came to appreciate the science fiction classic more--not only for the many leadership lessons identified by Ender Wiggin's experience at the story's Battle School, or for its conversion into a popular film but for the full potential which modeling and simulation in a networked environment holds for preparing for, or even conducting, future military operations.
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is one hopeful, determined to succeed where his older brother Peter (Jimmy Pinchak) and sister Valentine (Abigail Breslin) failed, and impress highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford).
Ender's Game Cert 12 SEVENTY years after aliens overrun Earth, brilliant schoolboy Ender Wiggin is earmarked by resistance chief Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) as humanity's best hope for the future and is trained to lead mankind's struggle to save the planet from the invaders.
Step forward young Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) who's sent to a military school run by Harrison Ford's gruff colonel.
Even as Ender faces his adult responsibilities while still a teen, he finds the ultimate game is actually a test of his moral fiber and could determine the fate of a race: either his own, or another's.
At Battle School, Ender distinguishes himself and he is transferred to the Salamanders squad managed by a bully called Bonzo (Moises Arias).
The film's title perhaps offers too much of an obvious clue that Asa Butterfield (The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas) looks like the boy most likely to rise to the occasion as Ender Wiggin.
The leading candidate is Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a runt-like outsider whose behavior toward his aggressive classmates reveals his true potential.
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is a gifted but shy boy whose gaming skills might be honed to lead the battle against a hostile alien race known as Formics who invade our planet.
Ender Wiggin (Butterfield) - a quiet but supremely skilled 12-year-old - is deemed the one who may save humanity.
They address such questions as morality, cheating and parallels to competitive sport, consciousness, xenocide, the body, connections to Hinduism, homosexuality, whether Ender is Mormon, manipulation, lying, characterizations of children and child soldiers, learning, playing by the rules, parallels to Machiavelli, sympathy, power, virtue, murder, and the killing of children.