What: Chosen-one kid trains to lead humanity’s forces against insectoid aliens.
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Starring: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld
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Alien attacks and death tolls. Independence Day and flying planes up the butt.
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Liquid water and the Goldilocks Zone. Frozen water all over the galaxy. Water vapor too!
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Anatomy surprisingly like that of our tiny earth-based insects. Tool use? Telepathy? Queens controlling drones, but directly, apparently.
Distance and lightspeed considerations in trying to communicate with aliens who may pose an existential threat to humanity.
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28 days. Distances to other stars.
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Action per minute. Starcraft and command delegation.
Very very expensive weapons and the meaning of a dollar.
Colonel Graff: We won! That’s all that matters.
Ender Wiggin: No. The *way* we win matters.
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