So, which do you think is better? Battle Royale or The Hunger Games?
Of course you couldn’t make a choice and a verdict unless you’ve already seen both movies. First of all, let me make myself clear. We’re talking about the movies here, okay? ‘Cause honestly, I haven’t read both books/novels yet. So we’re only talking about the film and how it’s made and the story and all just about the movie. That’s all.
Battle Royale was created by a Japanese writer Koushun Takami. The Hunger Games was written by American writer Suzanne Collins.
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Both are in a dystopian era. Hunger Games is accepted by the society. It’s caused by an apocalyptic incident in the past. Battle Royale was formed by fear and an authoritarian government. And both movies have two victor/survivor. They’ve garnered lots of praises in a movie review. And the their books were translated into different languages.
Both movies have the same rule: To kill until there’s only one left. But as the story progress, it gradually ended up with two victors.
Some characters in the story formed an alliance to survive. There are also some who chose not to kill and just hide but still ended up dying. There were also characters who are too aggressive to kill and survive but like those who chose no to kill, they also died in the end. Those characters who has the right intentions of living and surviving are the ones who actually lives and survived.
Battle Royale is more gory than Hunger Games. THG is openly acceptable by the society and is anticipated yearly. While Battle Royale is a law where no one has no way of defying. Love story of the characters in BR is much more true and requited than in THG where the feelings were most likely faked just for survival.
In BR, students were caged in an island to kill each other without any training or skills in using harmful weapons. They’re not prepared, all they could hold on to is there stock knowledge and instincts. While in THG, tributes were trained before letting them kill each other. And it is more advanced in technology since it’s in a future era. While BR was created years ago around 1996.
After watching both movies, I came to see these similarities ans differences. I may still not noted some points but let’s just leave it like that for now.
In my verdict, I prefer Battle Royale because some reasons that I chose to just keep to myself to not affect your own opinions. Just see both movies for yourself and create your own verdict. This is just to help you guys.
All in all, both movies are great. Kudos to their respective writers. I guess they’re the best movies of their generation.