Maybe you just have to live here to get it. If two people are standing they will have to eliminate each other or both automatically die. If you enjoy Battle Royale then Kinji Fukasaku, who directed and adapted the film for the screen along with his son Kenta, will be able to rest in peace. This movie is absolutely amazing. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred with a few minor rules game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives -- or they all die. Yet other deaths are shocking in the extreme, and show how the slightest suspicion can have disastrous consequences for groups that only have trust to keep them together, a truly shocking scene in the Lighthouse reinforces this. Battle Royale is not meant to trivialize school shootings and youth violence.
However, on a second watch, I was able to tell them apart. Its Lord of the Flies with High School Kids. No need for a very long prologue before we enter the main act. However, as the numbers dwindle on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? Could you kill your best friend from high school if the two of you are stuck on an island of death? Definitely, but please know what you are about to get into. On some level it is, but there are very important differences. Let me tell you why. It's not that videogames necessarily make people want to get guns rather it gives familiarity to guns.
Anyway, that screen is exact on the names as well as the 'danger zone' map. Had heard about it because people mentioned it was similar to Hunger Games. Almost everything here is tailored to the under-30 and much younger, actually crowd. Young people are much more volatile than they ever were say 20-30 years ago and Battle Royale captures the essence of the horror that today's youth would face going into such a circumstance. Does this film have a message? The story does take itself rather seriously. I am truly glad that this film has come out of mainstream Japanese cinema. I couldn't believe my eyes.
I've been teaching in a Japanese high school for three years now. To this day I refuse to answer that question. What is truly shocking is that the actors and actresses who have been selected to portray these teens are around the same ages of their characters. Obviously, there are intelligent and well-organized people in the world. I had to look twice to realize that. I watched this over a decade ago and recently watched it again. Most of the reviewers here speak from their own viewpoints, i.
That is damn good editing right there. They aren't the aging 20-30 somethings that just happen to look young; they are literally teenagers. They are sent to an island, given weapons, and fight to survive. For more information, go to the. Films that matter are still being made even if they don't get the same amount of press or attention that the next Leonardo DiCaprio movie will get. What's even worse is that they were picked by lottery to end up on the island.
Being someone that doesn't have children yet , I'm probably not as affected by this film compared to how a parent would. The country is in chaos. In the end, that doesn't diminish the film too much, but it would have been nice to get to know some of the characters better. But the purpose of the game affects all of these teenagers. Symister 2002 Battle Royale is based on the shockwave novel by Koushun Takami, which is a bestseller in Japan, and which has become very controversial in a very short time and it is really easy to understand why. Friends kill other friends and bullies all to survive. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred with a few minor rules game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die.
A main difference is that in Battle Royale, the unwilling participants forced to kill each other are high school classmates who knew each other, not strangers. But the whole idea is sickening and compelling enough to satisfy on more layers than just the visual. Still others try to make the best of the situation by spending their last few hours alive as civilized as possible. I found this premise much more interesting than the Hunger Games because the various characters react in many different but believable ways don't want to reveal and spoil the movie and prior relationships come into play in both good ways and bad and in ways you would expect in high school. I wish it could but the damage has already been done and now there is no place for a film that challenges socio-political norms or has subtitles.
However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? And the scene in the lighthouse is worth watching the entire movie for reminded me of Reservoir Dogs. It's repackaged, re-sold, re-distributed to the point that people can hardly accept something new and radical and different. This is like Darwinism in the 21st century. Battle Royale is a movie that takes a high concept idea and doesn't hold back. It's such a ludicrous idea. Battle Royale is simply an awesome movie about one of the most hypothetically traumatic things that could ever happen to teenagers.