Published on December 18, 2020 by Darren
I published a new one As part of Piece at The dropout this evening. because Battle Royale is twenty this month and seemed like a good opportunity to take a look back at the iconic Japanese film.
In the years since Battle RoyaleThere was an explosion of dystopian youth literature based on similar premises: the idea of children being forced to kill other children in order to survive. There are many examples of this subgenre, in particular The hunger Games, Different and The labyrinth runner. However, Battle Royale has aged better than these other films for two main reasons. First of all, it recognizes the horror of its premise rather than redeveloping it. Second, it understands that this social decline is perhaps more mundane than sensational.