Earth was invaded once by an alien force, clever enough to understand human strengths and capitalize on their weaknesses. The survivors of that attack are determined to never let it happen again so they are training a different type of leader. Their most promising recruit is a young boy named Ender (Asa Butterfield).
Why Is Ender’s Game Rated PG-13?
Ender’s Game is rated PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material.
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Violence: Young characters often engage in verbal conflicts, some of which escalate to fights. The protagonist is the target of bullying by classmates and an older brother. A bully, along with other cohorts, provokes another boy and challenges him to a fight; the boy accepts and, after hitting the bully with an object and knocking him to the floor, continues to kick and hit him. Later an adult mentor rewards him for this behavior. A male sibling pushes his smaller brother on to a bed and begins to strangle him with his hands, but eventually lets go. After a verbal altercation two boys begin fighting in a shower room; one boy hits his head on the floor causing severe trauma; we later see him receiving medical help. Children are often placed in harms way and are subjected to verbal military discipline in a society where adults are relying on children to fight battles against an alien enemy.
Sexual Content: None noted.
Language: A crude male anatomical term is heard.
Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.
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Asa Buterfield also stars in the movie Hugo and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Other scripts featuring children with unusual talents and/or asked to do extraordinary things include Race to Witch Mountain, The Hunger Games and The Incredibles.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Ender’s Game
Release Date: 11 February 2014
Ender’s Game releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Deleted/Extended Scenes with Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Hood
- Feature-length Audio Commentary with Producers Gigi Pritzker and Bob Orci
- “Ender’s World: The Making of Ender’s Game” 8-part featurette