Battle Royale Review
Written by: zomcom
Brutal,I thought I'd never see anything like this in my life.The story:At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is Ina a state of near-collapse. Unemployment is at an all-time high, and violence amongst the nations youth is spiraling out of control. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleaguered and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure: the Battle Royale Act Overseen by their former teacher, Kitano ('Beat' Takeshi) and requiring that a randomly chosen school class be taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death, the Act dictates that only one pupil be allowed to survive the punishment.
He or she will return, not as the victor, but as the ultimate proof of the lengths to which the government are prepared to go to curb the tide of juvenile disobedience.I have to say Battle Royale would definitely go in the Horror genre because teenagers killing each other is definitely a horror.The acting was surprisingly great.The directing was well done.I heard In 2008 there will be a American remake of Battle Royale hopefully the American writers wont screw-up.Overall great movie,Iam trying to find a copy right now,but so far no luck.