Movie Review: BATTLE ROYALE, 2000

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BATTLE ROYALE,      MOVIE POSTERBATTLE ROYALE, 2000
Movie Reviews

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sosuke Takaoka
Review by Keith Huckfield

SYNOPSIS:

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary “Battle Royale” act.

REVIEW:

In an alternative reality Japan is in a state of near collapse. Unemployment is at an all time high, and violence perpetrated by the nations youth is spiralling out of control. With school children boycotting their classes and attacking teachers, the government introduces a radical new measure; the Battle Royale Act. This act requires a class of school children, randomly chosen by a lottery, to be taken to an island where they will kill each other off until only one student remains, a reminder of what the government will do to protect…

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