okay...to lay it out for you. i am using your idea with two modifications. one, there is a super person, not gun. two, one of the warring factions does not wear suits. by 'the man', i was referring to 'the government'. and what i was avoiding was a "nerf clan vs. the government's nerfers", because it just seems kind of lame. i agree with your idea on the prodigy. i wish i could upload the part of my brain concerning this movie onto the forums, i am not doing the greatest job explaining what i want to happen.
So, what are you doing exactly? You lost me. Looks like you scrapped my suggestion and took a few parts from it, and threw some other shit in.
What's the whole, "the man" thing that you're avoiding?
Perhaps instead of capturing this Nerfing prodigy, you might want to have each side try to tempt or persuade him to join each repsected team...in any other case it would be like you're treating the prodigy as an object, not a human.
on that note: julie, only right now are things going to be so blatanly black and white. i am striving in the movie to make no 'good' or 'evil'. after reading your thoughts, i've decided to change how the prodigy thing happens. if you've read any of dune or ender's game, you might understand what i am trying to get at better: the prodigy is just a kid who recently got into nerf. he's been following the clans around from a distance, figuring out how things work. he allows himself to be captured by "the bad guys", because he knows that the "the good guys" will come looking for him. when he is rescued by "the good guys", he works in their favor to defeat the enemy (which doesn't necessarily mean wasting them all). all the while, this prodigy has plans of his own (which we won't see until i make a second movie).