CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.
Three years after the events in "Battle Royale," Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara)is a well-known terrorist bent on bringing down the government. In response, they order the creation of the "Battle Royale 2" program, and send a class of junior-high students to catch and kill him. Written by
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The name of the terrorist group, "Wild Seven", is Nanaharras nickname in the original novel. It is also the name of the brand of cigarettes that Kawada smokes in the novel, a nameplay of "Mild Seven". See more »
When Shuya impales a commando with a pipe, the strap holding the pipe in place is visible, when he turns towards the camera See more »
Towards the end of the credits a flag is shown, followed by black and white stills from the action sequences in the movie and then a black and white photo of the whole class that participated in the BR2 act, then another BW still of Nanahara and his comrades, and lastly a BW shot of director Kinji Fukasaku. See more »
A Dull Un-Inspired Mess Nowhere Near The Originality of The First Film
Why, is the first thing I thought when I watched this movie, why the hell have they made this mess of a sequel to something that was so unique and shocking that it only works once. The initial shock value of kids kidnapped by the government has gone now if you've seen the first film and this is just one of this films many problems.
The plot doesn't make any real sense, while this is true of the original too it managed to suspend dis-belief with it's sheer over the top bravado, while this film is mired in pretentious philosophical musings and over the top 9/11 imagery. The anti-American sentiment running through this film is so over-played it really works against it to often using heavy handed metaphors and one image in particular referencing the twin towers is way beyond the limits of making a statement. America and the war in terror is an easy enough target to hit so why the film makers have consistently missed the mark in un-known.
The acting quality of the film is a severe let down gone is the fine performance of 'Beat' Takashi and in its place is an actor who wouldn't look out of place at Wrestlemania. The kids fare no better than the adults they just seem to be trying to out scream each other and the main 'star' seems to have only two facial expressions dumb shock and angry. The script is second rate, the action scenes seem like a low budget Saving Private Ryan, I could go on and on listing the faults of this film but by now you'll have got the point this is a bitterly disappointing sequel that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
3/10 Dumb where the original was smart, blunt and offensive where the original was laced with cutting satire, a dour nasty mess of a sequel that sours the memory of the original avoid!
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