Battle Royale is The Hunger Games not diluted for young audiences.
Hunger games is battle royale*
Mar 25 - 07:19 PM
Actually, I wouldn't agree with this summary: while there may be some similarities, for the most part, the two films have little more in common than just the idea of kids killing each other for the purpose of the game.
Apr 1 - 03:45 PM
usually, i like to speak about films on their own, but what with all the hype around the recent film adaptation of the smash novel 'the hunger games', i'll make some comparisons .. but in reality, they are completely different films except in the fact that kids kill other kids for the sake of the game .. not many have seen 'battle royale', but coming eleven years before 'the hunger games' film and seven years before the book, it's probably hard to argue that Suzanne Collins didn't find any influence from either the 'battle royale' novel or film .. while 'the hunger games' is a bit slower, certainly more detail in set and costume design and more believable characters, the set-up of the worlds in both films is about the same; somewhere in the future, the powers that be make kids fight each other to the death to keep totalitarian control over the masses .. but the backstory to 'the hunger games' is certainly more pertinent to us north americans, while the 'battle royale' backstory is more pertinent to japanese society, what with most of their WWII baby boom population dying off and the remaining youth coming into more political control over the country .. as such, when a 'tribute', i mean, kid, in 'battle royale' asks the gamemaster, 'why are you doing this?' he responds, 'because you mock us', as if the unruliness of the youth is a just cause for the B. R. Act, even called 'battle royale' in the japanese language .. i found this backstory weak, and it's no wonder Collins wanted to rewrite this idea for herself, although she most certainly claims that the inspiration came from 'flipping channels between reality TV and the Iraq war, and the two began to blur together in a most disturbing way' .. but back to 'battle royale' .. it feels satirical at some moments, but it takes itself much to seriously with the graphicness and complexity of the violence and how the kids end up killing each other off to remain a complete satire .. in my opinion, the real version of 'government-makes-kids-kill-other-kids-for-entertainment' lies somewhere between the true life graphicness of 'battle royale' and character driven 'hunger games' .. still, this is a film worth seeing, very entertaining, with great editing and style to spare, graphic to say the least, but appropriate for the source material ..
Apr 11 - 07:40 PM
Cool story bro, tell me another.
May 14 - 10:07 PM
So you've read Catching Fire and Mockingjay and know it isn't just about the games, right? You know it's about a revolution going on in a corrupt country? Stop comparing the two, the children killing children was done long before battle royale was in existence.
May 17 - 10:56 PM
Here in Europe, we know The Hunger Games as "Battle Royale with Cheese".
May 20 - 04:40 AM
No, here in Europe, "The Hunger Games" is known as "The Hunger Games". Hardly anyone I know has heard of Battle Royale, and most of us who do have only heard about it thanks to The Hunger Games.
Sep 13 - 03:47 AM
Well I think it should be put as... "Hunger Games is Battle Royale made for young audiences." :)
May 20 - 11:34 AM