Plunge into a massive alien aerial battle in 1st Ender's Game clip

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Jul 18, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

Want to get caught up on the alien war that leads to the story of Ender’s Game? Well, the first clip from director Gavin Hood’s flick has finally arrived, and it's a doozy. 

Starring Harrison Ford (Col. Hyrum Graff) in full-on exposition mode, the clip recounts the epic alien war — and includes a pretty awesome midair dogfight so we understand just how kick-ass the whole thing looked.

The footage is really our first real peek at the FX work of this sci-fi tentpole, and it seems this one will at least look fantastic once it arrives on Nov. 1. The studio seems to have thrown enough of a budget at it, so let's just hope the script is good.

Of course, that’s assuming the flick can survive all the bad buzz around the book’s author, Orson Scott Card, and his social views. But the studio is taking some steps to quell the outrage, so maybe we’ll be able to focus on the movie itself soon.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think:

(Via Yahoo!)