5 Ways That Battle Royale Totally Rips Off The Hunger Games

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Hunger Games and Battle Royale - Cliques

Both films feature groups of combatants that decide to join forces in hopes of surviving longer, but of course ends up turning on each other anyway, because that’s what kids do — they’re easy to conscript, but also have a bad habit of changing their minds at the drop of a hat. This is why you can never count on a kid, especially when life and death is on the line. Anyways, both movies feature evil characters that gang up on the heroes, but eventually implode on themselves as the “game” progress. Again, another obvious theft by “Battle Royale”.

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  • Peter

    Seriously, you need to research a little more. I laughed when I saw the title of this post. As passionate as you seem, ‘Battle Royale’ came out a decade before ‘Hunger Games’ and the opposite argument is the one most often made: that ‘Hunger Games’ copied ‘Battle Royale’. You might want to pull this post to save face, especially since you are the one who admitted you do not watch Asian movies. Neither do I, but I tend to use IMDb and Wikipedia for basic research purposes before making an argument for which I might have a reasonable amount of faith in its truth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daron.d.cooper Daron Doc Cooper

    Battle Royale, came out wayyyy before The Hunger Games, so really the title should be “How Hunger Games rips of Battle Royale…just saying.

  • Guest

    This is obviously just April Fools joke. No need to get so serious guys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daron.d.cooper Daron Doc Cooper

    Well today is April Fools, so I really do hope so, but any other day I would have had more comments to put down lol

  • Peter

    Oh, good grief. I am an April Fool. Nice one. Nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eamon.obrien.391 Eamon O’Brien

    aprils fools me thinks lmao

  • akira

    You got it wrong. American copy the Japanese. Battle Royale came out back in 2000 already. The novel came out in 1996. The Hunger Games novel came out in 2008 and the movie came out in 2012. You need to do your research.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1487102434 Jim Culver

      YOU DON’T SAY?

  • TXC

    Did you not click on the link for the final undeniable truth? You are a fool if you didn’t

  • http://www.facebook.com/curtis.a.hedrick Curtis Andrew Hedrick

    Even though I know this is an april fools gag, this is a subject that still comes up. Yes Battle Royale came out first, but does that mean the author of the hunger games ripped it off? no. She most likely had never heard of battle royale, i know many who hadn’t. Hell battle royale wasn’t even that unique. I wrote a story like that while I was in Junior High…wish I had found a way to publish it

  • aka

    For a microsecond i was pissed, till i read this
    “We don’t watch a lot of Asian movies here on BeyondHollywood.com, because reading subtitles is hard”
    and then it cracked me up rotfl