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WATCH: First Scenes From “Ender’s Game” — Will You Pay To See It?

A teaser for the trailer of Ender’s Game, already the year’s most controversial film due to the strong antigay stance of the book’s author Orson Scott Card, has been released.

The futuristic film follows Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, trained by Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) to prepare for an attack on Earth. The official trailer will premiere tomorrow and the film will open in theaters November 1.

LGBT activists, fearful that profits from Ender’s Game will help fill the hateful pockets of Card, plan a boycott. Lionsgate, the studio releasing the film, issued a statement to distance itself from Card’s views and actions. Will you boycott or will you pay to see it in theaters this fall?

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18 Comments

  • 2eo

    Full HD rips will be available just before launch of the film. Available on all usual Torrent and Usenet sites.

    I strongly endorse using them, downloading the film, even if you don’t watch it.

  • nf0603

    Only if OSC rescinds all profits for the movie and/or the same amount of money he maes is given to LGBT charities

  • erasure25

    Boycott. Pretty simple if you ask me. Unless you like celebrating the works of a dangerous homophobic bigot and don’t mind enriching him (make no mistake that a successful film will lead to book profits for OSC even if he doesn’t realize any profits from the film).

  • boring

    I’m not seeing it because it doesn’t look good.

    Politics aside, yo.

  • Gigi Gee

    It looks terrible. That being said, even if it looked amazing I wouldn’t give that turd one dime of my money.

  • Larkin

    @2eo: I’m watching but I’m not paying for it. No money to oppress me.

  • Merv

    For me, it doesn’t even rise to the level of a boycott. Even if it were free, I simply would not enjoy watching it, knowing who was behind it.

  • Taliaferro

    Nope. I will not pay to see this work of a bigoted ignorant mind.

  • HeroQueero

    Does anyone in their right mind seriously think that the LGBT community is going to support of a homophobe that wants homosexuality CRIMINALIZED?! I stand by what Harvey Fierstein said. I hope this film is a dismal failure.

  • HeroQueero

    I meant to say, “support the work of”. Calm down, grammar students.

  • Pucifer

    Hell NO, I won’t be paying to see this movie.

    I don’t want a single cent of mine to go into OSC’s pocket. Why? Because OSC will be using the profits he earns from this movie to continue to finance NOM’s war on gay rights and gay marriage. He will continue to write defamatory op-eds and plays that equate gay men with predatory pedophiles. He will continue to call for extermination of gay people and overthrow of any government that recognizes gay rights. He will continue to use his wealth, his fame, and his influence to turn more people against gay people and gay rights.

    As for Lionsgate, they ought to be ashamed of themselves for profiting from and making a prominent and hateful homophobe like OSC even richer. But I guess the almighty dollar is more important to some people than the principles of equality and human rights, right?

  • boring

    @Pucifer: That’s how the entertainment business works/has always worked/will forever continue to work.

  • parker

    If you look at mainstream sites like Yahoo this same question gets raised and as soon as the term gay boycott comes up the straight haters rush in to say that they are going to go see the film only because we don’t want them to. They delight in our discomfort. They see it as a way of striking back at us for existing. It has happened before that something becomes famous and popular because of a boycott. Heck, the only reason I read Dan Brown’s book The Da Vinci Code was because the pope banned it.

    I’m not going to see the film but I’m not calling it a boycott.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    I won’t watch this fucktard’s film even if it were free.

  • litper

    Do you mean, pay to someone who wants to IMPRISON me??? Hell no!

  • greybat

    I didn’t even bother to watch the Trailer.

  • Scribe38

    I will catch it on Netflix after it bombs

  • Brendan

    So they force them to fight like Hunger Games, but they are in a school where adults teach them how to fight like Harry Potter and it all happen in space against an evil alien race like pretty much every space-theme science fiction film ever. Why do so many movies involving teenagers now promote such violence and death from and towards other teenagers. First they used magic and were taught to feel superior to ‘muggles’ in Harry Potter, then they lusted after the undead in Twilight and finally they murdered each other in massive numbers in Hunger Games… now they are indoctrinated to fight in galactic wars. Is this really the type of thing that teenagers should be fans of? Ender’s Game advocates the exploitation of youth and teaches them that being violent is the path to success. It’s one thing for adult soldiers to be featured in films, but I have a big problem showing children as soldiers.

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