PG-13 | | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Young Ender Wiggin 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.
Ben Kingsley, who is featured prominently in the movie's marketing, doesn't appear until 70 minutes into the movie.
Fifty years ago an alien force known as the Formics attacked Earth. Tens of millions died. It was only through the sacrifice of our greatest commander that we avoided total annihilation. We've been preparing for them to come back ever since. The ...
Colonel Graff remarks that Napoléon Bonaparte "conquered the known world," which is absolutely untrue. First, in the time of the Emperor Napoleon I, the basic coastal geography of all continents except Antarctica was already known, so "known world" is a tautology in this case. Second, although Napoleon conquered a large area in Europe and briefly controlled some colonies in the Americas, his realm at its furthest expansion was only a small part of the whole world. Its strength lay in its population centers and trade routes, not its square mileage. It never matched the size of either the British Empire or the Russian Empire, both of whom were his frequent enemies. Napoleon's obsessive attempts to cripple those two empires backfired on him and led to his downfall.
There are no opening credits. The film's title doesn't appear until the start of the closing credits.
$27,017,351 (USA) (3 November 2013)
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