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Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)

Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Takeshi Kitano, more...
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
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Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 134 min.

Synopsis
It's three years after the events of the original Battle Royale, and Shuya Nanahara is now an internationally-known terrorist determined to bring down the government. His terrorist group, Wild Seven, stages an attack that levels several buildings in Tokyo on Christmas Day, killing 8000 people. Exactly one year afterward, the government enacts the "New Century Terrorist Counter-Measure Alternative" program, a.k.a. the BRII act, and sends the forty-two students of Shikanotoride Junior High Class 3-B to hunt Nanahara and his cohorts down in their island stronghold. Shiori Kitano, the daughter of the late headmaster of Nanahara's Battle Royale, signs up for the program, to avenge her father. In order for the government to study the benefits of "teamwork," the new students work in pairs, with their collars electronically linked so that if one of them is killed, the other dies as well. They must kill Nanahara in three days - or die.

Image courtesy HKFlix.com. Used with permission. © 2004 HKFlix.com.


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godawful by user99 April 2, 2006 - 3:47 PM PDT
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I'd give it a zero if possible. Unbearable to watch. Stupid, silly, unintentionally comical. Especially that awful "Ricki" guy.

BR 2? More like ... BR... um POO! by deathbyzen February 13, 2005 - 7:55 AM PST
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5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
The first Battle Royale was great.
This one is garbage.

I'll try to do this as cleanly as possible:

THE GOOD:

... um, people like, die, and stuff.

The BAD:

-The characters are ALL cliches. When they die, it's not sad and you don't care.
-The acting is amatuerish from the teenagers and adults in the film.
-The violence isn't creepy or personal like the first one. It's mostly just rushed and secondary to the movies story (AHAHAHAHA.... story!)
-The movie has political references strewn about but the exact message seems garbled. From my perspective it just seemed like they pissed on America but I think the movie was actually trying to say something. In any case, politcal messages are out of place in a movie like this.

See it if youre a BR fanatic. Otherwise, don't waste your time.

ehh by pringel December 21, 2004 - 2:41 PM PST
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1 out of 3 members found this review helpful
The first movie was so good and so popular they couldn't help but make a sequel. They could have just taken a bunch more kids put them on another island and let 'em go nuts. Which is basically what they did just with a new spin on it. I'm not saying you shouldn't see it, just get ready for 2 hours of how noble it is die for a cause.

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