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THE ADULTS ARE THE BAD GUYS
In both movies, the adults are the ones pulling the strings behind the scenes. The adults in “The Hunger Games” are more pro-active, sending fireballs and setting traps and whatnot, while the adults in “Battle Royale” are of the “drop them in there, give them guns, and let’s see what happens” type. Eventually, though, one of the adults in “Battle Royale” takes drastic steps to ensure the game’s outcome. Which basically proves that the filmmakers behind “Battle Royale” are less creative and even they realize it. I really expected better out of Takeshi Kitano, who I hear is a really famous up-and-coming actor from Japan. You should have known better than to get involved in this blatant rip-off, Mr. Kitano!