Monday, August 31, 2009

Best Movie Ever - Battle Royale

One of the best movies I have seen in a long while. Be warned, it's extremely violent and not for everybody's taste. The plot? It can be summed up in this way:
Forty-two delinquent students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of delinquent students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a new forum of reality television.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. The movie focus on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mistuko, 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. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and classmates to survive? " 

Indeed, it's like hell on earth with students facing each other off and forcing themselves to kill one another in order to survive. The Japanese have some of the best horror and thriller movies out there. A friend of mine collects an awful amount of these movies. Of them, I've only watched The Sword of Doom, The Killer, and Battle Royale. This movie is so good it made Quentin Tarantino's #1 spot of his top 20 movies. Incredible. I highly suggest watching this with a friend - good times.

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