As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
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 cameraman's shadow can be seen in one of the flashback shots of the children. See more »
The Prime Minister:
Hey, teacher, what a mess, huh? Who do you think fired those missiles? We finally pissed that country off! I just got a call from their president. They're going to attack in 12 hours. What the hell's going on with your class? What are you waiting for? So what if a dozen kids die, it doesn't matter! Fire a missile and blow up the whole damned island!
You really mean that?
The Prime Minister:
You surprise me. I thought you were a full-fledged adult who'd cross the line a long time ago. You do understand, there are ...
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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 »
Not as much im[act as the first but top quality non-the-less
Although not as good as the original Battle Royale this film still manages to be solidly entertaining throughout (except a not so interesting part around the middle). The film also brings a new edge to the rules of the original, the irony of the children now being forced to work together instead of forced to fight eachother leads to some great scenes.
Battle Royale 2 also deals with more world widely known problems such as terrorism and american capitalism in a similarily satirical manner to the original battle royale. The children are forced to fight against the Wild 7, lead by Shuya from BR, after the wild 7 declared war on all adults. The children are sent by the governent after they declined they decleration, basically they force children to fight in order to p*** off Shuya.
My only complaint is, that despite the long interlude of flashbacks and emotional pasts in the middle, there is a lack of background knowledge or character development to the other memebers of Wild 7 (although you will probably recognise that the winner fromt he beginning of BR is in there with her doll and crazy smile).
I don't really want to say too much about the story but it's just something to be seen if you liked the first. I wasn't dissapointed at all with it. Sit back and enjoy, just don't expect it to be as good as the original.
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