You didn't expect Ender Wiggin to save Earth without a killer soundtrack, did you?
Composed by Steve Jablonsky, the "Ender's Game" soundtrack features 21 orchestral tracks. Some of them are haunting and minimalist, while others boom with a military-inspired sound; exactly what you'd expect from a sci-fi epic. For a movie of this scope, it makes sense to go big, but it's the smaller moments that really catch your ear.
Recently, Jablonsky gave a brief statement that explains his decision to score the movie using a mix of big, orchestral sound and solo instrumentals:
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"'Ender's Game' is big but also very personal, which is an interesting combination for any composer. For some scenes, I'm using an 80 piece orchestra and 32 member choir, while in other scenes I am using a simple solo instrument. Ender is a very isolated character for much of the film so I felt that a solo cello would play that isolation nicely and it became an important element in the score."