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Ender's Game Movie Quotes

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"Ender's Game" movie quotes bring the science-fiction novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card to the big screen in the film adaptation. The movie was directed by Gavin Hood, who also penned the screenplay. "Ender's Game" opened in the United States on November 1, 2013.

In "Ender's Game," earth is put on alert when aliens, known as the Formics, attack earth. Previously when the Formics attacked, it took all of earth's resources, specifically the heroism of Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), to defeat the enemy. Now that Rackham has retired from battle, the International Fleet must look to new leaders to fill his shoes.

Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) enlists the help of children for this task, putting the young kids through Battle School to teach them what they will need to keep the next generation of earth's people safe. One leader emerges from the pack, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, and the young boy is soon made the leader of the army as they head into battle to save mankind. It's big shoes to fill and a lot on the line but there's something special about Ender that makes him the perfect fit. Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld and Viola Davis co-star in the film.

"Ender's Game" joins theaters already buzzing with other great movies including "The Counselor," "Bad Grandpa," "Escape Plan," "The Fifth Estate," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Machete Kills," "Runner Runner," "Don Jon," "Rush, "Prisoners,", "Enough Said," "The Family," and "Riddick,".
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    You're Never Ready

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    Mazer Rackham: "He's not ready."
    Colonel Graff: "You're never ready, you go when you're ready enough."
    Mazer Rackham: "We should tell him the truth."
    Colonel Graff: "Why?"

    Mazer Rackham has his doubts about Ender, thinking that he's too young and not ready for the vast task ahead. As Graff explains, one is never ready, only ready enough.
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    Be Remembered As a Hero

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    Ender Wiggin: "I'll do everything I can to win this war."
    Colonel Graff: "If you succeed, you will be remembered as a hero."

    Ender is determined to do all he can and Graff wants to instill more confidence in him before the battle. If Ender comes back, he will be the hero that saved the world.
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    Welcome to Battle School

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    Colonel Graff: "Welcome to Battle School. A great responsibility rests upon each of you. When the enemy first invaded, we were not ready. Millions of innocent lives were lost. That must never be allowed to happen again. We threw everything we had at the invaders and in the midst of that decisive battle, a legendary hero emerged. Let the courage of Mazer Rackham be your inspiration. We will never forget what the enemy did but we defeated them and we will do so again."

    Colonel Graff addresses the students at Battle School. He introduces the task at hand and tries to put some confidence into them, well, as much confidence he can give to children getting ready to battle aliens.
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    Lead Your Own Army, Dragon Army

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    Colonel Graff: "You've done well, top test scores in class, highest battle room ratings but you have a habit of upsetting your commander."
    Ender Wiggin: "I find it hard to respect someone just because they outrank me, sir."
    Colonel Graff: "That puts you in a difficult position, doesn't it?"
    Ender Wiggin: "Yes, sir"
    Colonel Graff: "You don't like taking orders from Bonzo?"
    Ender Wiggin: "No, sir"
    Colonel Graff: "Perhaps you'd prefer to give them yourself?"
    Ender Wiggin: "Sir?"
    Colonel Graff: "How'd you like to lead your own army, dragon army?"
    Ender Wiggin: "Sir, I've never heard of a dragon army."
    Colonel Graff: "We discontinued the name four years ago. No dragon army ever won a battle."
    Ender Wiggin: "Then why not a new name, sir?"
    Colonel Graff: "Because we already have the uniforms."

    Despite his issues with authority, Colonel Ender feels that Ender is ready to take on his own squad. He will however already be behind as he'll be leading the dragon team, known for it's failure in the past.
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