Drafthouse Films released a new clip for I Declare War, in theaters and on VOD now, which features the entire 4 1/2 minute opening of the film. This wonderfully constructed film revolves around a group of kids playing war in the forest, with the viewer seeing things from the perspective of their imaginations. Although the kids are using toys and sticks, we see them using real weapons.
Hit the break to check out the new clip and full synopsis.
Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity’s dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world.