A love affair between a high-school boy and a beautiful girl sets off a battle between students at two colleges. The fight causes too many people to be injured when the violence spirals out...
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A love affair between a high-school boy and a beautiful girl sets off a battle between students at two colleges. The fight causes too many people to be injured when the violence spirals out of control. The unruly students are sent to to a remote military camp to be reformed. Later, they plan to escape, but it's not what their plan should be when they find themselves stuck in a battlefield instead of escaping away from the camp. Written by
If you want a film that does exactly what it says on the tin then BATTLE ROYALE BANGKOK is exactly the film for you. It's a cheap Thai rip-off of the Japanese classic BATTLE ROYALE and it's just as dreadful as it sounds, as is the majority of Thai action cinema being made these days (with the exception of Tony Jaa/Panna Rittikrai cinema and the likes of BANG RAJAN).
The film opens on a reasonably entertaining note with a disagreement turning into an all-out expansive brawl on the streets. After this, the miscreants involved are shipped off to a remote island by a paramilitary organisation, at which point they have to fight for their lives. What follows is faintly embarrassing mix of high melodrama, cheap production values, and lame action. This is the type of film that doesn't translate well to foreign audiences, featuring over the top emoting throughout and action that's completely devoid of excitement. I hated it.
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