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BATTLE ROYALE!

This charming, quaint little drama is about two young 7th graders in Japan, who despite all the obstacles, defy the odds and fall in love. And when I say obstacles, I mean their entire 7th grade class is kidnapped by the government and forced to fight each other to the death on a secluded Pacific Island!

This little gem runs a little long at about 2 hours on the dot, but oh is it WORTH IT! The premise, in the near future, the youth of Japan have gotten unbelievably out of control. Desperate to regain order, the Japanese government implements a plan where a class of 7th graders (about 43 total) are kidnapped, and forced to fight each other to the death on a remote island. After 3 days, if there is more than one person left alive, everybody dies.

This rock and roll epic of teenage violence and social commentary can be a little campy at times, but if you’re looking for a couple of hours of uncomfortably violent cinema, then this is it. The acting is suprisingly good, the budget is HUGE, and the plot, (while totally unbelievable) is good enough to carry the real draw, action action and more action.

Loved it! I wont give away anything major, but there something deeply satisfying about watching a clique of snotty girls rip each other apart in a lighthouse.

The tourist gives it…..

7 out of 10!

-The Tourist

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  1. October 27th, 2006 at 00:39 | #1

    Uhhhhh…. what?

  2. November 6th, 2006 at 18:22 | #2

    “Uhhhhh…. what?”

    What what?

    Who shot who in the what now?

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