No One Is Safe From the Effects of War.
Ender’s Game, starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford, is directed by Gavin Hood and is based on Orson Scott Card’s novel of the same name. The futuristic tale features an Earth reeling from an attack by an alien race known as the Formics. Seventy years prior to the events of the film the insect-like Formics descended upon Earth with advanced technologies, nearly defeating the human race. Thanks to the brave and heroic Mazer Rackham, Earth’s International Fleet Commander, the Formics get defeated in one fell swoop, which immediately turns him into a legendary figure for the human race.
With the Formics seemingly defeated, the International Military begins beefing up its forces and future commanders to prevent another extinction-sized attack, and this is where Ender’s Game’s narrative is rooted, seventy years after the Rackham event.