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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Though it is implied that Ai Maeda's character is younger than her sister, Aki Maeda's character, in real life it is the other way around. See more »
The cameraman's shadow can be seen in one of the flashback shots of the children. See more »
We never had anywhere we could go. I knew that all along. Or any place to go home to! This is war right? You're all fighting for your lives! But die and you're just one more candle! Even those poor little kids. You're all the same. You're no better than the adults!
How I wish this war would end. I keep on asking myself. How can I answer all those who have died? I don't know... But inevitably, we'll all grow up to be adults. The best survivors can do, is to keep remembering the ones who 'died.' ...
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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 »
In UK, the extended version had to be cut by 8 seconds. The one cut required was to remove the Japanese text and English subtitle which state: "This film is restricted to aged 15 and over," in order to avoid confusion as it received an 18 rating from BBFC. See more »
Aw man, did I really cry while watching this movie?
It took me a while to finally have time to sit down and watch this movie after seeing the original months ago.
I was also prepared for the possibility of this being horrible according to many reviews I read. In my opinion, it's all based on how you connect the two films together.
Of course a sequel usually the original characters in the background and makes way for new ones. But what really supports the movie is the story and message. The sequel would've never came about in this way had Sept 11 and the War Against Terrorism never happened. This movie was meant to be more dramatic and preachy compared to its cult counterpart but that didnt bother me.
I think the reason I cried was that the war was between adults and children and how hurt emotions and sometimes stubborness can lead to chaos like turning the gun on each other and forgetting all things good about life. Being an atheist, this is very awkward for me to even discuss such a matter.
All in all, it's no Battle Royale. (We dont get to know enough about the new characters except for a certain few.) I say BRII becomes more of a dark satire, one that came from the increasing amounts of terrorism and wars and increasing prejudice as a result of Sept 11. I wonder if Michael Moore has ever seen this series?
One more thing. There was one character from the original who SHOULD HAVE made at least a cameo in this one and make the sequel feel a bit more complete, but didnt. Can you guess which character I am thinking of?
The correct answer is:
THE GIRL FROM THE BR TRAINING VIDEO!!!!
DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!
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