PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind.
According to Director Gavin Hood's commentary, several planned scenes were cut due to financing problems when one of the investors backed out of the project. The same happened with planned CGI effects when one of the CGI studios working on the movie went bankrupt during production.
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 ...
The launch acceleration is much too high. It appears to be about 6g, which would probably have caused a number of the cadets to black out. The Saturn V that launched the Apollo astronauts reached a very brief peak acceleration of 4g with the 1st stage. The other stages didn't produce more than 2g (stage 2) or 0.75g (stage 3).
At the very end of the credits, some Formic chirping can be heard.
$27,017,351 (USA) (3 November 2013)