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DVD Review – Battle Royale 2

Like Mike
Like Mike

I loved the first ‘Battle Royale’ film, even despite its quirky Japanese traits! So I always knew I needed to check out its sequel at some point! But poor old 'Battle Royale 2', you tried so hard, and I mean really hard, but you fell so short!

By taking the elements of the first film and mixing in war themes, freedom fighter themes, and turning the melodrama up to 11, just didn't work! Also add in a shockingly over the top performance by Riki Takeuchi as the teacher figure, which doesn't even come close to being a tiny bit as good as Beat Takeshi in the first film, and you really are left with a mess of a film, and 2 1/2 hour mess of a film at that! Was actually hard to sit through in points due to boredom!

C+ From Me!!!

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