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2 New Posters for ENDER’S GAME Throw Out a Serious STARSHIP TROOPERS VIBE

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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2 new posters have been released for Ender’s Game.  The posters put an emphasis on the International Fleet, a group of children who have been recruited and trained for the sole purpose of eliminating the threat of an alien invasion.  Using propaganda-style posters is interesting because in the book, students are chosen and not encouraged to be cannon fodder like Starship Troopers.  Ender (Asa Butterfield) is a “Third”, which means that he violates Earth’s two-child policy.  Makes you wonder why they limit the amount of children you can have if they need recruits.  Seems a little contradictory to me.

Ender’s Game opens on November 1st, and also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Harrison Ford.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Ender’s Game:

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.

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