What's the Difference between Ender's Game the Book and Ender's Game the Movie?

Science Fiction

Ender's Game

Released: 1985
Author: Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

Released: 2013
Director: Gavin Hood
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Andrew "Ender" Wiggin
Andrew "Ender" Wiggin
Portrayed by: Asa Butterfield
Ender's Game Book vs Movie
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   After having his monitor removed he fought a bigger boy and Ender killed him we never learn of the boys fate but he appeared mostly OK.
   Ender breaks Bernards arm on the initial trip up to Battle School from Earth Nobody gets a broken arm.
   Ender shoots his own legs during Battle Room sessions to help increase shooting accuracy ( and would also get others too as well) There is never any mention of a strategy where Ender would freeze his own legs to help shooting accuracy
   Ender starts the story as a 6 year old and at the end he is in his early teens. He is the same teenager through out the story.
   Peter and Valentine Wiggin play a large roll in attempting to shape the world via the internet. They do not.
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all in all, its not too far from the book, especially compared to hunger games and divergent, biggest complaint is the sped up timeline
27 Jan 2015 Anonymous
i liked the book so stop criticizing it he is a good writer
27 Sep 2014 Anonymous
its sooo fake, dont know why you bother, ive searched wikipedia its not in any of the history books, IT NEVER HAPPENED!!!
26 May 2014 Anonymous
02 Apr 2014 Anonymous
The author is anti-gay, and bugger refers to sodomization.
10 Mar 2014 Anonymous
I don't know this for a fact, but most likely they called them "Formics" because "bugger" is a British swear word. Rather than try to explain (or get a higher rating in certain countries), they just avoided the issue entirely. That's the only explanation I can think of, anyway.
05 Mar 2014 Anonymous
I am confused ... I have been looking for the reason they changed "Buggers" to "Formics". I saw Ender's Game opening week when it came out and I remember them calling them "buggers" but when I bought the movie just released on DVD/Blu Ray they are calling them "formics" ... I know what I saw at the theaters vs dvd. I have been waiting for this movie since I first read it in high school and have read 9 times since then!! So I paid special attention to everything! So if someone out there heard wha
12 Feb 2014 Anonymous
A detail like that would've been fine, but the book has the kids literally taking over the world philosophy and politics and being taken seriously through what boils down to anonymous blogging, and OSC spends thousands of words trying to justify it. If that's not ridiculous, I don't know what is.
04 Nov 2013 SpotXSpot
I think considering how much Twitter has changed news and even helped revolutions, it would have been better to leave in the blogging subplot.
01 Nov 2013 Anonymous
The "kids conquer the world via blogging" subplot is left out? That's definitely an improvement. That's the part that made me stop reading the book because of how stupid it was.
30 Oct 2013 SpotXSpot

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