Film #10 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge!
Task #4 - A film about war.
"This isn't fucking hopscotch. This is War!"
The brilliance of the simplicity of the basic concept of this film is inspiring. Take a bunch of kids playing war with their sticks and such but use the power of their imaginations to turn them into the real thing. But the war in this goes beyond a game of "Capture The Flag," and portrays the battles fought by prepubescent youth. The battle of your emotions, your friendships, and trying to figure out just who you are. Plus, when you throw a girl in the mix who "plays a lot of chess," the hormonal battles rage on as well.
A fun watch but disturbing at times when one player takes things too far, and these kids talk a helluva lot saltier than I remember talking at that age.