An 11-year-old actor dressed as Harry Potter goes into New York’s Pennsylvania Station to search for Platform 9 3/4.
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Ender’s Game has always been about generational conflict: An international military organization takes gifted young children and trains them in a totalitarian environment in order to prepare them for the invasion of an alien species. Strip away its visions of a gamified zero-gravity future and sci-fi invasions, and Orson Scott Card’s 1985 book tells a quintessential children vs. adults-who-are-jerks-and-just-don’t-get-us narrative. Or, as Ender puts it in the film: “Why should I respect someone just because they outrank me?”
The book has reached canonical status in part because that theme becomes newly relevant for each wave of children who come across it. That same cyclical renewal applies to generational discord in our non-fictional world. Older generations trying to control a younger one that wants to reject the status quo is nothing particularly new.
But when viewed through the prism of the contemporary, general themes can become specific and topical ones. That’s why writer-director Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game adaptation feels like it’s not just children vs. adults—it’s Millennial vs. Baby Boomers.
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To see someone on television that looks like you is a powerful feeling. It’s a feeling one can take for granted if their image is the one that dominates the screen. Those on the opposite end of the spectrum, however, who never see themselves on TV, glorify and revere in that feeling, and in the fleeting moments where it comes to life.
One of those moments for black women came last year with the debut of “Scandal,” starring Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope.