UK release date: 23/8/04
Runtime: 152 minutes
Directed by: Kenta Fukasaku, Kinji Fukasaku
Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Shugo Oshinari
This is the sequel to Battle royale, (Which is based on a book. You can find reviews of those at the bottom). It’s a Japanese film with subtitles.
Now, I liked the first Battle royale, (loved the book!), but this one? it’s ridiculous and I don’t mean the ha ha kind.
It’s pretty much a shambles from start to finish. I think they made this off the back of the popularity of the first one.
There’s no plot and what plot they attempted to have withered away in a barrage shooting scenes. I think at least 50% of this film is shooting. Which is drowned at with the worst music. My poor, poor ears!
And the characters are SO dramatic! I’m going to use the word again. RIDICULOUS!! Especially the teach. (What was up with his eyes?!)
It is nothing like the first film even though it tries to make the barest attempts at being so. Personally, it’s an insult to the book.
The blathered on about winners and losers, evidently to shove a message down your throat. (No idea what because I’m pretty dense.) If you’re going to do that at least wrap it in a good film.
There are so many better ways they could have tackled this sequel. Major disappointment.
To sum up, Chaotic, RIDICULOUS, No plot
Was it worth the watch? No
Would I re-watch? No
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