Just wow, having recently finished reading this amazing book by the homophobic asshole and anti gay campaigner Orson Scott Card, I have been incredibly excited for this spectacular and on the edge of your seat sci-fi. While there has been abundant talk of boycotting the film by the industry and world over, I really do not blame the film makers for going ahead with the film – it has nothing about anti-gay in the film and the film distributors have removed Orson Scott Card from anything to do with promoting the film – he did not even show up at Comic Con – so have no fear – this film is all sci-fi, all Asa, Harrison and Kingsley.

In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.


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Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

My only gripe about this, while it looks amazing and I was on the edge of my seat for the entire trailer, it gives way way way way too much away – they should have kept all the trailers to the anti grav room. And why why why does it have to be so far away – this is not releasing until December 5th. I CAN NOT WAIT!!! Now to read the second book!

And in regards to the anti gay Orson Scott Card here is the statement released by Lionsgate – the film distributor.

“As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from GODS AND MONSTERS to THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and a Company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage.  However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of ENDER’S GAME.  The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form.  On the contrary, the film not only transports viewers to an entertaining and action-filled world, but it does so with positive and inspiring characters who ultimately deliver an ennobling and life-affirming message. Lionsgate will continue its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community by exploring new ways we can support LGBT causes and, as part of this ongoing process, will host a benefit premiere for ENDER’S GAME.”

-Lionsgate Entertainment