Before Hunger Games, BATTLE ROYALE

5 years ago

With a face only a mother can love. This smiling girl is out for your throat or heart or eyes... LOL Before there was Hunger Games there was Battle Royale. A Japanese movie released in 2002 with a Manga as well with eerily similar concepts. Here`s the premise from Wikipedia:

"Shuya Nanahara, a Japanese middle school student, attempts to cope with life after his father`s suicide by hanging. Meanwhile, Noriko Nakagawa finds her class, 3-B, empty with only her teacher Kitano present in the classroom. Kitano leaves, but is attacked by Yoshitoki Kuninobu and resigns after recovering from his wound.
One year later, class 3-B makes a field trip after completing their compulsory studies; however, the class is gassed and summoned to a "briefing room" on a remote island, wearing electronic collars. Kitano explains that the class has been chosen to participate in this year`s Battle Royale as a result of the BR Act, which passed after 800,000 students walked out of school. The orientation video has the class forced to kill each other for three days until only one student remains. Students resistant to their rules or entering one of the randomly placed "death zones" for each day are killed by the collar`s detonation. Kuninobu refuses to cooperate and Kitano slashes his back with a knife before detonating his collar while Shuya watches in horror, which quickly turns to rage and is held down by Shinji Mimura and several other students. Another student, Fumiyo Fujiyoshi, is also killed before the game begins. Each student is provided with a bag of food and water, plus one item containing either a weapon (a shotgun, a pistol, a knife) or an item (a saucepan lid, a fork, a paper fan, binoculars). The weapons are supposed to eliminate any natural advantage any one student might have over the others."

I don`t want to say the Hunger Games copied Battle Royale, but there are elements they share including teenagers killing teenagers til one is left. Battle Royale is definitely more GRAPHIC than Hunger Games and might be rated R if shown in the US. I think it`s definitely worth watching if you like Hunger Games. You can find the DVD on Amazon with English subtitles.

Talk the TALK
1) Have you seen Battle Royale? What did you think?
2) Do you think you would survive long if you were in the Battle Royale or Hunger Games?

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