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The Hunger Games vs Bttle Royale (films only)

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    Posted: November 22 2012 at 08:21
I watched The Hungar Games for the first time last night and quite enjoyed it, but I was barely half an hour in before I was thinking that Koushun Takami should be getting some serious royalties for this, it's very close to being a direct lift.

As much as I loved the Battle Royale film, along with Ring it was one of the two films that got me into Asian cinima, I definitely see it as being underdeveloped these days, with too much emphasis put on the students killing each other, though I think it dealt with the kids killing each other concept better. Overall though The Hunger Games is a better film with a more cohesivea dn developed story, though being the first part of a trliogy it doesnt need to look too much at the social background to the games, something BR glossed over.

I havent read the Suzanne Collins books, but I suspect Takami's would win out there easily, I adore that book.
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I'm not a big fan of either, but this girl helped give Battle Royale an edge.
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I also think I like the book more, but I never finished Hunger Games.


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I'll watch these one day.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2012 at 20:30
Too bad this couldn't have been The Hunger Games vs. The Twilight series. ROFL
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Havn't seen, or read, either but with what I've heard  (and OP verifies)...might as well give it to the original right? 
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Battle Royale, of course!!! :-)
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Sadly to me `Battle Royale' was a totally soulless vile film with no depth whatsoever. Don't get me started on the overly tragic classical musical score that's meant to give it more sophistication either!

`Hunger Games' was probably better for me, but the problem was I wanted to know more about the society, the class systems, etc, and none of that was approached with any depth either!

Sigh....maybe the books would explain a bit more?
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