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Batoru rowaiaru

Kinji Fukasaku Japan, 2000

The Macho King's rating of the film Battle Royale

A allegory on youth, generational resentment, disillusionment from society/peers & of regret in ones life. It's also satirical and a dark comedy, a hilarious one at that. Can't get over the transfer student runnin' around with the Uzi like he's in a John Woo movie. Where it surprisingly excels aside from it's absurdity, is the fleeting moments it distance itself from the slaughter for one of reflection & melancholy.