You've seen the first trailer for the movie adaptation of Ender's Game — now it's time to pick it apart frame-by-frame and uncover the secrets hiding in each second. Get a good look at a Formic ship, the tech-ed out classrooms, the space shuttle school... and most importantly, THE BATTLE ROOM!

The first shot has to be Mazer Rackham's infamous battle with the Formics.

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Atmosphere battle between human jets and alien ships — note the alien yellow lightning weapon.


Love how the Bugger ships exit their mothership in a giant swarm.


Harrison Ford as the gruff Colonel Hyrum Graff.


Another shot of the battle and the swarms of alien ship, it's kind of beautiful... right?

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Battle School, set in space orbiting the Earth.


The glass dome holds the Battle Room. AAAAAWESOME.

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The new weapon of choice, children. P.S. SICK FLASH SUITS GUYS.


Virtual Reality.

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The ipad desks IN THE FLESH. Seems so simple now — but back when this book first came out in 1985 a touchscreen desk seemed like an impossibility. THE FUTURE IS NOW.


Viola Davis as Major Gwen Anderson.

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Remember when Bean ties himself to the debris in the Battle Room? Yeah, that's in there.


And now a ton of Battle Room shots, because ZERO G FIGHTING.

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SPIN!


Battle Room action, looks like their freeze guns (FLASH PISTOLS) shoot out a blue laser. Rad.

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Gorgeous shot of a Formic Ship.


Ender!

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Fun Futuristic Jammies. Or perhaps this is what one wears to a MIND GAME. Oh yeah, IT'S CONFIRMED.


Salamander.

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The gang. Name everyone GO.


First look at Ben Kingsley as pilot warrior Mazer Rackham. Looks like he's going to have a much larger role in this movie.

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Blasting off to Ender's new school in the stars.


Big set up around an alien planet. Uh oh. (Is this how anyone else pictured it? It is for me!)

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Is that Ender on a Formic planet?


More alien planet goodness.

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Hailee Steinfeld as the very adorable Petra Arkanian.


Playing baseball in a space shuttle.

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Abigail Breslin as Ender's beloved sister, Valentine Wiggin.


Underground with Mazer.

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Reason #167 they had to "age up" Ender. Not a lot of six-year-olds can pull off that smolder.


Ender prepares himself Minority Report style.

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More training, but this time with gravity. Love the white outfits and adidas. And look whose in the background? Nonso Anozie as Sergeant Dap! *Insert one give her back her dragons joke here*


Gorgeous Battle Room shot.

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A human vessel is destroyed. But that's not the school.


The big set up for a big battle. Maestro style.

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SPOILER ALERT: Clearly this is the final battle. I never thought of it this way, I always imagined Ender with actual devices in his hands. Is this better? Cooler? Or just cheaper?


KABOOM!

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