A discussion of cult films by two guys located in a basement somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Matt holds a B.S. and M.S. in physics, and works as an aerospace engineer. Mark holds a B.S. in biochemistry and works as a research technician... both are graduates of Snohomish High School Class of 91/92 respectiviely, none of which qualifies them to discuss film in any meaningful way... so... "caveat emptor" and all that.
Friday, April 6, 2012
015 Battle Royale by Kinji Fukasaku
Did The Hunger Games rip-off Battle Royale? meh.... Matt and Mark are pretty sure we don't care. This week we attempt to review the 2001 Japanese blockbuster sensation Battle Royale by famed film director Kinji Fukasaku. Sadly this review will no doubt disappoint those seeking more Suzanne Collins versus Koushan Takami fodder, but the web is already clogged enough with that nonsense. Unfamiliar with the novel or subsequent manga, BR proves a challenge to absorb with its 44 characters and nuanced back stories. We did give it our best shot though... Enjoy?