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Ender's Game gets a trailer

EndersGame.jpgThere's a lot expected from the trailer to Ender's Game, the film adaptation of the novel from Orson Scott Card, and so the first trailer should have delivered something exciting and different from the norm.

Well apart from seeing a kid in the military there's not that much there that grabs me. Everything that does is the promise from the film itself, things like Gavin Hood writing and directing and Ben Kingsley with Harrison Ford.

Here's the plot for Ender's Game if you haven't read the Orson Scott Card novels (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com):

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.

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.

TrailerAddict gives us the full outline along with the trailer which follows, although I do find myself watching the trailer but taking little from it, doesn't it just look like another blockbuster trailer? I thought Ender's Game was supposed to be offering something a little different.

Here's the Ender's Game trailer:

That's was it. I'm relying on Gavin Hood for something strong, he brought Extraordinary Rendition (Filmstalker review) and Tsotsi (Filmstalker review) to us, he also directed X-Men Origins: Wolverine but I'm not holding that against him. Perhaps there's more to come and better trailers yet to be seen.



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