It's an awkward time that is all about experience and misunderstandings. In fact, the film was poorly received by the government who feared that the release of the film would incite riots and other such acts of mayhem by the same youth which it focused on. Japan is a culture obsessed with youth. The personalities and characteristics of each of the participants are of course very contrasted and even if there are some cliches, well, the worst has been avoided. Inside the main building, there is huge system of screens that show who is dead and what not. I give it 5 stars.
It's such a ludicrous idea. Adults and children alike read comics by the droves, and sometimes pops up a strange, not-too-well-hidden undercurrent of pedophilia. Whilst this film is heavy in black humour I can clearly say that the deaths are shocking in the extreme, and there is no relenting from the beginning to the end. We are led to believe that all youth in Japan are bad seeds in this film but that really doesn't seem to apply to the class which the film follows. There is just everything in this movie. The transcription of the inner thoughts of the characters, which is one of the strengths of the book, is averagely well retranscripted.
Furthermore, as I mentioned earlier, some of the characters even profess love for their classmates without even knowing what love is all about. . 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. The nature of the film lies in its deconstruction of Friendships, Trust and our views on Innocence. For all intents and purposes, they were innocent. There are so many sceptics and people who are unable to maturely grasp the concept of the film. To this day I refuse to answer that question.
Could you kill your best friend from high school if the two of you are stuck on an island of death? This is a grisly film that doesn't specifically cater to gore hounds. That's why it was such a big hit in Japan. He was 72 years-old and all he wanted to do was make movies until he died. If the battle isn't finished in 3 days they all must die which is easy for the people in charge who have low-jacked each teenager with collars that explode. Kinji Fukasaku made a film called Battle Royale back in 2000.
This is the natural result. Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. I've been teaching in a Japanese high school for three years now. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The classmates then have 3 days to kill each other off until there is only one student left. Take it from me, the characters and situations are very realistic. 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.
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. Battle Royale isn't going to change the world. Naturally, some go insane and mutter those math equations that their teachers promised them would be valuable in the real world. Firstly to get it out of the way I will say that I loved this movie, although at no point did I feel comfortable while watching it. 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.
Battle Royale, since it draws on fictitious characters and plot is far more interesting because it really makes you think about your own life. It is simply amazing to watch how everything plays out. She was Gogo Yubari in Kill Bill Vol 1. Battle Royale is not meant to trivialize school shootings and youth violence. No need for a very long prologue before we enter the main act. The story is laid out like this: Japan has is going down the proverbial crapper.
This flick has some serious bite! If it's not safe, generic, or commercial than the reason for a film's existence appears to be highly questionable. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Once I saw this movie, I could instantly appreciate its skill and surprising frankness at commenting on some of the sad and strange realities of Japan's modern youth. Many films have great ideas but most are poorly realized. It is very difficult to give an objective comment on this movie.
It had the power and emotional content, that while not necessarily apparent in the dialogue was visible on screen at all times. Almost everything here is tailored to the under-30 and much younger, actually crowd. There are those love stories that you saw all too often in school as well as those feuds between certain cliques and egos. Maybe you just have to live here to get it. The deaths in Scream although bloody are nothing but pastiche of those films that Scream is mimicking, ultimately throwaway deaths that up in brutality in order to out-do the last one that have one or two psychotic perpetrators, who eventually get their comeuppance. This is like Darwinism in the 21st century.