In a dystopian future, Japan resorts to extreme measures to control their rebellious youth. The BR Law enables an annual culling, in which a 9th grade class is sent to a remote island where they are forced to hunt and kill each other until there is only one survivor left.
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is it just me atau emang film ini menurut gw biasa2 aja.....terlalu sadis?,ga juga,terlalu heart-warming?,ga juga.....biasa aja IMO,ga seperti yang digembar-gemborkan temen2 sekelas gw,ini selera film gw emang rendah ya?
A pitch-black comedy (claiming to be) about an older generation being sick of the callous, disrespectful generation rising behind them. Throw in a dash of eugenics, schoolyard bickering, a popularity contest, and a whole lot of explosive blood-letting, and you've got a really fun movie. "The Hunger Games" pales in comparison.
Searing, wildly entertaining thriller about an economically destroyed Japan, that passes a law requiring one 9th grade class a year to battle to the death until only one victor remains as a way of controlling the youth population. A clear precursor to THE HUNGER GAMES, BATTLE ROYALE has a much darker worldview, as well as a much more vicious sense of humor. Powerfully rendered and heart stopping.
Somewhat campy but its flaws are endearing. Visually immersive, aptly paced, & a great soundtrack. Strongly thematic, focused on the characters and their feelings of trust and young love.
85/100 - Excellent. (4.5)
This is what a good movie about a Hunger Game scenario would be. But still, there is only so much you can do with this kind of story. And there are better stories, from literature, like Lord of The Flies or the not so well known A Tunnel in The Sky, from Heinlein.I cannot say how better the book is, haven't read it. This movie does a better job in creating depth in the characters than Hunger Games. But that's all.
Its understanding of adolescence and human nature balances out extremely well with its brutal handling of the premise. Little scenes, like the one girl throwing her bag back at the soldiers, for example, make this film what it is. It's been five years since I first saw it, and if anything I love it more now than I did then.
The film focuses on the bizarre idea of a nation literally terrorized by their youth and showed what happens when a group of high school students are sent to an abandoned island to kill each other! Yep, what a crazy scenario that may seem absolutely ridiculous at first that turns out brutal in every way but very edgy and interesting in the same time.