Battle Royale 2 (2003)

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Avg Rating: 3.6 / 5. Voted: 25

No one cared thus far. Do you?

Directed by: Kenta Fukasaku; Kinji Fukasaku
Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara (Nanahara), Riki Takeuchi (Teacher), Ai Maeda (Shiori), Shugo Oshinari (Takuma), Takeshi Kitano (Kitano)
Country: Japan, Effed Up Asian Movies
Language: Japanese, Effed Up Japanese Films
Runtime: 02:12:56
Genres: Gore-Gruesome, Teen

Plot – Spoilers:
Nanahara who survived BR1 is now holed up on an island, from where he coordinates terror attacks on Japan’s adults while wearing some kind of outlaw blanket.

A new BR program is conceived by the state, pitting a bunch of 9th graders against Nanahara’s lot. The prominent ones among the newest gamers include Kitano’s daughter who’s out for revenge, and Takuma, played by some guy who has a thing for crinkling his nose and shouting while being generally ineffective. Similarly, in Part 1 the actor playing Nanahara had plenty of places to hide among the more interesting characters, but here he stands exposed as a massive ……

The opening half hour replicates the first one, but without the weird charm that Takeshi Kitano and the tutorial-video-girl brought. And while Battle Royale 1 had its share of teen/young-adult bait, this one still feels like a clumsy teenybopper version.

The cut featured here is the original theatrical release.

Apologies to any diehard fans – didn’t like it 🙂 except for the exploding-head rugby moment.

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August 14, 2023 9:06 am

nah this movie aint that bad i watched it on yt

charley m
charley m
May 28, 2023 8:07 pm

Br1 is a classic, this as far as a sequel is concerned it suck balls, if your one of the very few adults, that visit this site and you have some sort of intelligence, it has some entertaining parts, some dark humor and irony, it’s a pity it is a sequel

August 28, 2021 6:49 am

BR2 = Counter Strike

August 27, 2021 12:51 pm

I remember being excited to watch this and thinking ‘Meh!’. Nowhere near as good as the first one