For a group of neighborhood kids, their friendly game of capture the flag, in which rocks are grenades, trees are control towers, and sticks are submachine guns becomes serious, as the quest for victory turns the friendly proceedings into an all-out fight to the finish. This is the premise behind Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson’s film I Declare War, which was a hit at last year’s Fantastic Fest. The film blends make-believe and reality, turning a friendly game in the forest into something altogether more epic and explosive. The cast is entirely made up of young and undiscovered talent, who will likely receive some notice after appearing in a war movie.
I Declare War, picked up by Drafthouse Films, has been making the festival rounds, and will finally be getting a limited theatrical release on August 30th. You can watch it right now on VOD, though, if that’s the sort of thing that interests you. Are you excited for this movie? Let us know what you think in the comments below.