Ender’s Game takes place sometime in Earth’s future after an alien invasion by insectoid aliens called the Formics. Humanity won this first encounter but want to ensure victory against their foe for when they inevitable return. The nations of Earth decide to train children to fight the Formics since children (apparently) can handle complex situations better than adults. The movie focuses on one child prodigy named Ender Wiggin. Ender has a natural proclivity for strategy and this gets him noticed by his superiors who believe that the boy is the best hope for defeating the Formic threat. Although Ender is a gifted kid, he is also deeply troubled and his gifts cause him a lot of personal anguish. Ender must prove himself in training school while struggling with his personal demons.