For those who have been missing out, the teenage youth in Japan has gone out of control, so the government enacts the "BR Act." Each year a random class of students are transferred unwillingly on an island, issued supplies and a random weapon, and are forced to kill each other for three days till only one student remains, as part of an authoritarian government program. To make the "game" more challenging, each student wears an explosive collar on their neck and if they enter a particular "danger zone" (that are placed in certain areas of the island every six hours), the collar explodes. If there's more than 1 student left at the end of the three days, everyone's collar goes off and no one wins.
What I love about this movie is how they develop the students. They don't act like some, glorified teenaged anime character, they act and react how teenager should act. Many are shocked and terrified at this sudden predicament, but some actually embrace this opportunity. Some students choose to fight for their lives, to kill or be killed, while others commit suicide, refusing to play this game and kill their own friends. Some don't put their differences aside and are motivated to kill those they didn't get along with. Even tight-knit cliques and friendships are put to the test.
You become attached to many of the students while watching the film for the first time, making it even more painful when you see your each student get killed one by one. Your on the edge of your seat, wondering who'll die next and even how they'll die.
I consider this movie and the book to be one of my all time favorite. Watching the film inspired me to read the novel,which is equally as good as the movie IMO.
Anyways any fellow fans out there?