The film version of Ender’s Game, which just opened this past Friday to decent box office results, is based on a beloved, award winning science fiction novel by someone named Orson Scott Card. It tells the story of a young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin who becomes the savior of mankind. In the book, two major wars are fought against an alien race wanting to establish a colony on Earth. Convinced that a third battle will break out, the military create a cadet school for young children to train them in the art of defeating this extraterrestrial menace. Through many simulations of possible combat scenarios, Ender becomes the most brilliant candidate among the many, and ends up leading our high tech troops in proposed strategies against the “Buggers.” Of course, it turns out that (SPOILER ALERT) these were not practice drills, but actual skirmishes that end with thousands dead and a planet destroyed.