is a 2013 American military science fiction/action film, based on the original
1985 novel by author Orson Scott Card. It is the story of a dystopian future
where character Andrew Wiggin (Ender) is playing a computer simulated war game
– but is unconscious to the fact that he is engaged in something far more
extreme. Ender is recruited by the international military to put his advanced
set of skills to the test, where he must undertake the war between earth and
aliens seeking to destroy humanity. Space fight, manoeuvrability, and combat
are staples of science fiction, with many film depicting some form of faster
than light space travel to augment our perception of the future. In Umberto Eco
essay ‘Travels in Hyper reality’ he goes on to say how ‘Disney, who finally managed
to achieve his own dream and reconstruct a fantasy world more real than
reality, breaking down the wall of the second dimension, creating not a movie,
which is illusion, but total theatre” (Eco, U.
(1990). Pg. – (45-47). These science fiction films pay homage to the
discussions on Eco’s essay texts on ‘Hyperreality’ foreshadowing future
developments in technology.