Tuesday, February 21, 2012


               I watched Battle Royale yesterday and it was one of the most traumatizing things that has ever happened to me. This movie is almost the Asian Hunger Games. It's about a class of students who are told to kill each other within three days and only one can survive. This is a similar plot line to The Hunger Games, but whenever I think about this movie my stomach starts to turn. In the series by Susan Collins, the tributes have lived with this barbaric tradition all their lives. They know the essence of what is going to happen in the arena and can prepare themselves mentally, but in Battle Royale, the students can't believe that something like this could really be happening to them. Some of them commit suicide, some of them start killing like mad men, some try not to kill, and some are just trying to find someone they trust. This disturbed me because these kids had grown up together. They had probably been in the same schools as each other for as long as they can remember, but they quickly resort to killing for self preservation. The worst part about it was that I started to wonder who I would be. Would I be the hunter or the prey?
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