This flick has some serious bite! What was once a greatly expressive and thought-provoking medium has now simply become a trite and boring thing. Some new release movies become unavailable for downloading for a limited time due to licensing restrictions. At the same time they get to live out those videogames that they loved to play at home. But the characters stay true to form as they profess long held crushes with their dying breath all the way down to naively trusting others who they've always admired as the popular kids. But the purpose of the game affects all of these teenagers.
Battle Royale, since it draws on fictitious characters and plot is far more interesting because it really makes you think about your own life. 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. Adults and children alike read comics by the droves, and sometimes pops up a strange, not-too-well-hidden undercurrent of pedophilia. It's such a great comment on how we are living in the 21st century in a time when frequently the fear for a country comes from within rather than outside forces. It's not an entirely convincing explanation, but whatever, let's get to the carnage! For too long, Hollywood has been the dominant authority on filmmaking in the world.
These are the people that really hate it and you can't really blame them. They are sent to an island, given weapons, and fight to survive. It also does not gloss over the violence, which in this case I think is important to show the savagery at play but does at times make it difficult to watch. 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. But William Wallace was no man to look up to. If you choose Watch Now, the video will instantly stream to your computer and you may later stream it on another compatible device.
How their deaths are triggered and all the rules of the game are explained by a delightfully cheery video tour guide. I was interested in watching it because I've been playing Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and it reminded me to finally find it and watch it. I couldn't believe my eyes. Ando Masanobu Kiriyama plays the most menacing villain I have ever seen. Battle Royale is a film that has affected many, many people.
Sure, these weapons are also on the streets and in some parts of the world they are even in the hands of children as young as five years-old but the videogame set up creates a comfortable experience with such weapons. I should mention that I love to play Counter-Strike myself and will continue to play it in the future. Pay-Per-View videos will become available to watch once the event starts, will be available for replay for 24 hours following the event, and are not available for download. Had heard about it because people mentioned it was similar to Hunger Games. Some characters were really pivotal to the story, but were just sort of. We have all seen films like The Running Man where adults fight adults for survival and it seems that much less shocking, albeit that film was handled in a completely different manner.
I guess, don't piss off adults? In this film their are no victims and besides one exception there are no villains amongst the children. Battle Royale is not meant to trivialize school shootings and youth violence. If you want a superb psychological thriller, this is the movie. This gets mixed with the growing anxiety among the older generation at the rising rudeness and rebellion of the new generation in a culture that values politeness above all else. Still others try to make the best of the situation by spending their last few hours alive as civilized as possible. . I wish it could but the damage has already been done and now there is no place for a film that challenges socio-political norms or has subtitles.
But the whole idea is sickening and compelling enough to satisfy on more layers than just the visual. To another commentator who felt that this film sticks with you less than Scream, I simply fail to find this to be anywhere close to the truth. They also are not trained killers and are randomly assigned a different tool or weapon, some of which are useless. Not enough to take the head clean off, by default, but rather just enough of an explosion to open up the jugular. It's an awkward time that is all about experience and misunderstandings.
Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. I wanted this film to be a bloody parade of carnage because I reasoned that it's just a movie. This is like Darwinism in the 21st century. I would say that if the people can't keep an open enough mind to watch the movie in subtitles then it probably isn't worth it to show them the movie at all. Battle Royale is simply an awesome movie about one of the most hypothetically traumatic things that could ever happen to teenagers. There are rabid fans of Battle Royale and there are even more people that hate it.
If two people are standing they will have to eliminate each other or both automatically die. No need for a very long prologue before we enter the main act. 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. What does an assault rifle sound like? On some level it is, but there are very important differences. If downloading is available, you can to two locations. You probably know her too. If you enjoy Battle Royale then Kinji Fukasaku, who directed and adapted the film for the screen along with his son Kenta, will be able to rest in peace.
They bleed out until they die. I thought it was great too but it's bogus, for the most part. It is just too damn funny to watch Takeshi Kitano sit on a couch and eat cookies while at the same time watching his former pupils kill each other. What brings such a bizarre idea to fruition includes civil unrest, teenage anxiety, and a nation literally terrorized by their youth. However, on a second watch, I was able to tell them apart. This movie is absolutely amazing. And I don't think it was a horrible movie.