Harrison Ford on the Cultural Relevance of ‘Ender’s Game’
Hollywood mega-star Harrison Ford spent some time discussing his latest film, the big screen adaptation of controversial writer Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game sci-fi novel. One of the topics he touches on is the relevance of the movie’s story, especially considering the combination of today’s political climate and current technological abilities.
“The drone warfare aspect of this film is something that has come to be a reality in our lives, so it’s now possible to practice violence at a distance,” Ford said. “You don’t have to smell the gunsmoke and stroll past the corollary damage. But, interestingly enough, these guys who are controlling drones from an air-conditioned trailer in the Mojave Desert and could go home for lunch are still suffering from the effects of what they know they’re doing. I think Human beings have the potential to understand the complexity of the moral responsibility of taking life.”
Check out the full video interview below, and click over to see what Ford’s co-stars Asa Butterfield, aka the titular Ender, and Hailee Steinfeld have to say about their roles in the film.