Battle Royale II ( Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 36363

Average Rating: 1.5/4

# of Ratings: 20

Theatrical Release Date: 07/05/2003

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Kenta Fukasaku

Actors: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Shgo Oshinari, Ayana Sakai, Haruka Suenaga, Aki Maeda

Plot: Set three years after the original Battle Royale, Shuya Nanahara has set it upon himself to take down the government responsible for the BR program. In response, the government creates a new Battle Royale program - this time the students must bring down Shuya or face death themselves. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
0.5/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 09/21/2012

Completed by his son after the death of director Kinji Fukasaku, Battle Royale II takes a nice idea and wrings every drop of wit and subtlety out of it. I felt like I was watching a cheap video game in places; the scene inter cut with Iraqi children is one of the most laughable attempts at manipulation I've ever seen. Pretentious and stupid.

Rating of
2/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/17/2012

Nothing like the original - you just don't get any development of any of the characters - it's all and "us vs. them" thing with an amorphous teenage group fighting the adults. It's supposed to be dramatic and meaningful, but just feels silly. It starts off decent then devolves from there. The teacher is pretty amazing, though.

Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 04/27/2010

Starts out the same as the first: group of selected teens are given the rules and then sent out for battle. But this time their mission is to take out the survivors of the first film and their followers. A giant bloody mess of a fight ensues (reminiscent of the opening battle in Saving Private Ryan). Afterwards, the fun stops and the movie boils down to characters whining about the whole parents vs. kids mess that started the Battle Royale in the first place. From here on it gets slightly boring, only to end with a reluctant bang. The only consistently entertaining bit of the film is the new 'teacher' and his comedic performance.

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