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Ender’s Game Review
We had family movie night the other night and we all watched the Ender’s Game. It was a true action packed adventure. The visual effects were great. This movie is rated PG 13 for some violence and action. It had an all star cast that drew the whole family in. Harrison Ford, Viola Davis and Bens Kingsley for us older folks. Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfield and Asa Butterfield for the younger set. What I liked about it? I liked that it had a “hero” that my 11 year old son could relate too. He wanted to be the strong one with an equally strong mind. He was talking about the movie the next day and you could see him thinking about the characters. That tells you how well the characters were done in this story. Wondering what the movie is about exactly? It’s about our planet, Earth, preparing for an alien invasion. They nominate a young bright boy with a brilliant mind to command the Earth’s army and to fight for the future of the human race.
Curious to see what Ender’s Game is all about? Check out the trailer below.
And a bit more about information about Ender’s Game the movie straight from Lionsgate~
Action icon and Academy Award® nominee Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones franchise, Star Wars franchise, Best Actor, Witness, 1985), Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Academy Award®nominee Hailee Steinfeld (Best Supporting Actress, True Grit, 2010), two-time Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress, Doubt, 2008; Best Actress, The Help, 2011), Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Best Supporting Actress, Little Miss Sunshine, 2006) and Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley (Best Actor, Gandhi, 1982) star in the epic adventure Ender’s Game, arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View February 11th from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. The film will also be available on Digital HD January 28, two weeks prior to the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD release. Based on the award-winning best-selling novel by Orson Scott Card, and written and directed for the screen by Gavin Hood (Rendition, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Tsotsi), Ender’s Game is a visually stunning and thrilling film that has been 28 years in the making.
In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics has attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the next great leader. Ender Wiggin (Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, 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.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack bonus materials include an exclusive 45-minute “making of” featurette called “Ender’s World: The Making of Ender’s Game” and “Inside the Mind Game,” a look at the motion capture process used in the film. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD special features include deleted and extended scenes with optional audio commentary with director Gavin Hood as well as a feature-length audio commentary with Producers Gigi Pritzker and Bob Orci and a second feature length audio commentary with Director Gavin Hood. The Ender’s Game Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
- “Ender’s World: The Making of Ender’s Game” 8-part featurette (Blu-ray exclusive)
- “Inside the Mind Game” Special Effects featurette (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Deleted/Extended Scenes with Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Hood
- Feature-length Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Hood
- Feature-length Audio Commentary with Producers Gigi Pritzker and Bob Orci
*Subject to change
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Street Date: February 11, 2014
Price: $39.99 Blu-ray/$29.95 DVD
Title Copyright: Ender’s Game © 2013 Ender’s Game Holdings LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ™ & © 2014 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Rating: PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action, and thematic material
Feature Run Time: 114 minutes
Type: Theatrical Release
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Dolby Digital
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
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