I Declare War
Aug. 28, 2013 | 9:57 a.m.
A dark game of make-believe comes to life in “I Declare War,” a kids’ movie for adults, due in theaters Friday. Hero Complex readers get an exclusive look at a clip from the film (check it out in the video above), which won the audience award at last year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. “I Declare War” follows a group of a 12-year-olds engaged in an imaginative game of capture-the-flag. Sticks become submachine guns, water balloons become grenades, and what begins as a children’s game takes a twisted turn when the kids begin to blur the lines between fantasy and reality, revealing some dark aspects of human nature. Think “Lord of the Flies” meets “The Goonies.” The cast is led by 13-year-old Gage Monroe (“Falling Skies,” “The Firm”), who plays PK, the “Patton”-obsessed reigning champion of war in the neighborhood. […]