Quentin Tarantino recently named the Japanese movie Battle Royale his favorite movie since he started directing. Why this movie? Is it because QT likes seeing 15 year olds kill each other? Perhaps. Or perhaps this movie is really fucking awesome
The movie, directed by Kinji Fukasaku, is based on a book by Koushun Takami of the same title. Kinji Fukasaku the director based the movie on his experience when he was 15 and working as a munitions worker in WW2. Him and his class were caught in the middle of an artillery fire and had to dive underneath each other, then dispose of the corpses of those that died. It was there when he developed a deep hatred towards the Government of Japan for lying to them about the war.
So on to the movie. In the near future Japan, kids are out of control and skipping school, not unlike kids today, except it's in the future. So anyways the growups got fed up and passed a law allowing them to send a random class of kids to an island to kill each other off every year.
This idea is brilliant! Why didn't we think of this before?
To ensure the kids do indeed kill each other and not just sit around and talk about dating and shit, two "transfer students" were included. One is a former winner of Battle Royale 3 years ago. The other is a volunteer.
Hi, is this where I sign up to go on an island and kill a bunch of kids in 3 days?
To be continued...