A bitter and bloody disappointment. The original, Battle Royale, was a truly impressive film which was showered in justified accolades. This one is a piece of total bollocks ripping off the reputation of its predecessor. Despite a pretty good cast, including Fujiwara and Maeda from the original and Oshinari from All About Lily Chou-Chou, this one is just a fire-fest of automatic weapons. And the cast is wasted: poor Oshinari is forced to scream his lines, while other cast members either scream, whimper, or just die. Couldn’t be worse if it was made in Hollywood.
Review: Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)
1 woefully savaged reputations of the original out of 10.
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