I bought Battle Royale a few days ago, and it came in today. I saw the package it was in after I got off from work, my mom left it downstairs by the computer. I started watching it as soon as I saw it.
Dude, this movie is crazy. For those who don't know the story for Battle Royale, it's basically about this guy who hates kids. The kids in the schools are getting crazy, and so this act got passed that allowed this teacher, who was assualted by the very kids he hated, to take groups of unruly school children to an island where a battle royale would take place. Basically, the last kid alive would win. The group in this movie numbered 40, and if a winner wasn't selected within three days, all the kids would be killed. They were all monitored via a neck brace, and in the neck braces were explosives and a mic.
It's pretty cool to see how the kids end up turning on each other in the drop of a hat. The kids who were chastized were the ones who went murderous, and the kids who hung out in cliques were the ones who discovered that their friendships weren't as tight as they thought they were. It's also pretty awesome to see how the kids who really were true friends stuck together till the end.
Also, just in case the kids didn't have the guts to kill each other, two transfer students were added in the pack of 40. One of them, Kiriyama, was a total psycho who was given an uzi. The other one, Kawaya, was given a pump-action shotgun. Kiriyama just killed people for the hell of it...so there wasn't really much of a story with him. The other guy was put in for the same reason as Kiriyama...but he had his own agenda.
Oh, and one of the reasons I bought Battle Royale was because Chiaki Kuriyama was in it. If you don't recognize the name, Chiaki played Gogo Yubari in Kill Bill...she was the crazy girl who fought with the ball-and-chain. It sorta pissed me off because her part was rather small in this movie. She was a badass, I'll say that...she was attacked by this kid who wanted to fuck her, and she ended up killing him by first stabbing him in the nuts, and then stabbing him in the chest. Worst death ever, kids. She ended up dying shortly after that, after she was shot in the stomach. *sobs*
But yeah, Battle Royale. Glad I bought it, you should see it too. Goodnight.
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