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12 Things The "Ender's Game" Trailer Got Right

Fans of the Ender's Game book should feel slightly reassured (and perhaps even optimistic) about the upcoming movie, if the first trailer is any indication. SPOILER ALERT: do not look at this post if you haven't read the book.

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The whole center of the battle school, the hub of the wheel, is battlerooms. They don't rotate with the rest of the station. That's how they do the nullo, the no-gravity— it just holds still. No spin, no down.
'And above all, the Battle Room'

'What's that?'

'War games. All the boys are organized into armies. Day after day, in zero gravity, there are mock battles. Nobody gets hurt, but winning and losing matter.'
The buggers may seem like a game to you now, Ender, but they damn near wiped us out last time. They had us cold, outnumbered and outweaponed.
The only thing that saved us was that we had the most brilliant military commander we ever found. Call it fate, call it God, call it damnfool luck, we had Mazer Rackham.
He settled down to the serious business of designing a security system for his own desk, since the safeguards built into the system were obviously inadequate. If a six-year-old could break them down, they were obviously put there as a plaything, not serious security.
There was a uniform in the locker. Not the pale green of the Launchies, but the orange-trimmed dark green of Salamander Army. It did not fit well. But then, they had probably never had to provide such a uniform for a boy so young.
As you will quickly learn, the officers in command of this school, most notably Major Anderson, who runs the game, are fond of playing tricks.

10. Dragon Army! The ragtag group of soldiers (including Bean!) and grey, orange, grey on the wall perfectly match the book's description of Ender's first meeting with his army.

Dragon was assigned the colors grey, orange, grey; Ender changed into his flash suit, then followed the ribbons of light until he came to the barracks that contained his army. They were there already, milling around near the entrance.

11. Mazer Rackham. I'm still slightly on the fence about the face tattoos, but the book states that he's Maori and Ben Kingsley seems to have an on-point interpretation of Rackham's character.

It was Mazer Rackham, a little-known, twice-court-martialled, half-Maori New Zealander whose Strike Force broke up and finally destroyed the bugger fleet in the action around Saturn.
So that's why you brought me here, thought Ender. With all your hurry, that's why you took three months, to make me love Earth. Well, it worked. All your tricks worked. Valentine, too; she was another one of your tricks, to make me remember that I'm not going to school for myself.

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