Posted by Loki9876 (2995 posts) 1 year, 26 days ago

Poll: Hunger games vs. Battle Royale (32 votes)

Hunger games 9%
Battle Royale 91%

So I finally saw both and I'm going to be honest I liked the hunger games more. Battle Royale really had some over the top scenes like the axe in head scene.
Anyway I think some people like BR more because it was first and they are hipsters. I'm not saying you are doing this but I suspect some people do.
Anyway you can vote on who you liked more.

#1 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle Royale

*Puts on shades and a Ironic shirt*

#2 Posted by cattlebattle (12669 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyway I think some people like BR more because it was first and they are hipsters

WTF!??

#3 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle Royale.

Anyway I think some people like BR more because it was first and they are hipsters

WTF!??

lol.

#4 Edited by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like Battle Royale because it came first.... I like it because it is better.

#5 Edited by judasnixon (6402 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle Royale........ Ha ha ha. It's doesn't help the case that I'm wearing a trucker hat, glasses, cut offs, and I have a beard. Yeah I'm a hipster........

#6 Posted by thephantomstranger (129 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle Royale was a surprisingly intense and uncomfortable film that delivered the brutality of the situation in an appropriately messy way.

I thought Hunger Games was fine for what it is and I'm certainly interested in where they seem to be taking the sequel but it had its own over the top concepts like mutant bear dog things or whatever those oddly explained creatures were at the end.

#7 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6360 posts) - - Show Bio

Comparing Hunger Games to Battle Royale is like comparing Battlefield Earth to all 5 of the Star Wars movies (Phantom Menace doesn't count.) Battle Royale had a logical reason for the brutal games, unlike Hunger Games which just gives us some BS about a revolution and an uprising, likeable characters that aren't just thrown in so we feel sorry for them, a creative ending that was satisfying yet bittersweet.

#8 Posted by Loki9876 (2995 posts) - - Show Bio

@thephantomstranger: But didn't you feel that some battle scenes in BR were far too over the top? Like the break dance to dodge bullets or the I am fine while there is an axe in my head-scene. @spideyivydaredevilfan26: What was the logical reason for the brutal games? I am honest I do not remember. @thegoldenone: I'm not saying everybody does this don't freak out it's not meant as an insult I just have seen cases in which people almost instantly like the old movie whitout giving the new one a change just because they feel like they ripped the movie off.

Again I am not doing to make people angry with me. I just think there is a lot of overhyping when it comes to BR. I'm not saying HG was supermega good it was decent and in my eyes BR was also just decent.
By the way imdb gave BR only a slight advantage of 0,6 points.

#9 Edited by Cybrilious4 (1766 posts) - - Show Bio

@loki9876: Battle Royal was insane!!!! When I watched Humger Games, it was a light snack compared to BR. But I'm not gonna call it a rip-off because yes they had two different origins for the brutal killings.

#10 Posted by The Stegman (23764 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle Royale was just better. More interesting characters, more touching moments, more intense moments, no boring ass Katniss, way better ending.

#11 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle Royale maybe a better film but it sucked so damn much compared to the manga. I haven't read the Hunger Games books so I wonder which film was the better adaption.

#12 Posted by Cobalion (188 posts) - - Show Bio

There are plenty of articles on the internet explaining the difference between the films and how they aren't rip offs.

Anyways I prefer the books of each respective series

#13 Posted by Loki9876 (2995 posts) - - Show Bio

@cybrilious4: I'm curious are you saying that you liked BR more because it was more brutal. @ragdollpurps: I haven't read the manga so I can't give my opinion about that.

#14 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Hunger Games was derivative garbage with one character and a bunch of props used to facilitate said character.

Battle Royale is a masterpiece.

#15 Posted by TDK_1997 (14648 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle Royale.

#16 Posted by Loki9876 (2995 posts) - - Show Bio

a masterpiece? talk about overhyping

#17 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@loki9876 said:

a masterpiece? talk about overhyping

Yeah, I'm the one who's jumping the gun, not the guy who calls everyone who likes BR a hipster (rolls eyes at stupidity).

#18 Edited by Loki9876 (2995 posts) - - Show Bio

@fadetoblackbolt:

Can you read? I didn't say that, I said some people might do that. I might not have been that clear about what I said there but I clearly said that you can love it more for your own reasons. I just suspect some people do that. Some, not everyone. You know that there are people capable of doing that. I'am just saying some people are overhyping it and doesn't give HG a chance just because it is a "rip-off".

I can comprehend that you would like BR more but if you call the movie a masterpiece. I just think that's overhyping. There is no need to call names.

#19 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@loki9876: Maybe because you didn't get it?

Hunger Games is a generic movie about violence being used to satiate oppressed masses. It's been done a million times. Rollerball did it best in the 70s.

Battle Royale has multiple interpretations. One being that it is an allegorical story about the Eastern (and now Western) education system's increased pressure on young students and how ultimately they are pitted against each other until only the top remain, with the rest being "killed off" (as not getting into university is presented as being tantamount to dying). There is more cultural merit in a single frame of Battle Royale than in the entirety of Hunger Games.

#20 Posted by Loki9876 (2995 posts) - - Show Bio

@fadetoblackbolt:
First I want to say that you offended me calling me stupid. If having a different opinion than yours make me that, than we live in a sad world.
There was more than just fighting and violence in HG. There was a story about a dystopian future were there was even more difference between the rich and the poor. HG also ridiculed our fashionsense. (not really hardcore, I know but still funny.)
You can't call a movie good just because of interpretations. You're not watching an interpretation. You're watching a movie as it is presented to you and there are a lot of movies who have sub-text. BR is hardly special in that manner. And didn't you think some scenes in BR were hockey as h@ll?
And by all means explain me why it is in your opinion a masterpiece? And sub-text alone doesn't make a masterpiece.

#21 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@loki9876: I didn't call you stupid. I said that what you said was stupid. Different thing altogether.

No, having subtext doesn't make a masterpiece, but a film that is as deep as a teardrop won't win any awards either. Battle Royale has appropriate depth and allows for repeated viewings and provides more than enough stimulus for intelligent discourse. Even the parts you said were "hokey" served a purpose. These are teenagers thrown together and forced to kill each other. They're not psychologically adapted to this, they don't know it's coming like in HG. Their crush liking them is important on their deathbed because they're teenagers, and teenagers are idiots. The most competent amongst them are sociopaths. The violence is excessive and over the top because it illustrates the complete ludicrousness of the entire BR Act.

#22 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

guess how i voted

#23 Posted by The Stegman (23764 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Edited by Loki9876 (2995 posts) - - Show Bio

@fadetoblackbolt:
You said the comment was stupid even if you didn't really read what I was saying properly.
Okay, Call it my personal taste but I don't like over the top things. Violence, acting anything. That's why I don't really like anime or manga that much in general. You can say the ulta-violence (which was a bit ridiculous in my opinion) had purpose but that doesn't matter for me, it bothers me just as much. If the violence and deaths were a bit more realistic, I would have enjoyed it more. By the way I'm not saying HG should win awards. Like I said it was an OK film. By the way in HG they are not ready for these battles either. They know there is a small possibility they will have to face it but they will never be ready to kill another teenager. (Except the 4 or 5 pro's or whatever they are called who trained their lives for this.) The basic premise still doesn't make it a masterpiece in my opinion. This idea has been done even before BR. only 1 adaption that has a little bit the same premise is truly a masterpiece and it is Lord of the Flies (the book).

#25 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@loki9876: I say lots of comments are stupid.

I say stupid comments myself.

Don't take it personally =)

And we'll call detente on the debate, since neither one of us will change our minds.

#26 Edited by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle Royale.

#27 Edited by Loki9876 (2995 posts) - - Show Bio

@fadetoblackbolt: Okay, you're entitled to your opinion. I just don't think it's that great.

#28 Posted by Extremis (3344 posts) - - Show Bio

Hunger Games is decent for teen fiction these days but it really "borrows" all of its best parts from other classic sci fi. It's nothing new. Hollywood is now going through its sci-fi trend, too bad many of these films don't add much in the realm of thoughtful introspective material the way all great science fiction does.

My only hope right now is for Elysium. Neil Blomkamp is one of the few beacons of light in the now ocean-sized spectrum of directors in science fiction filmmaking. He made District 9. Nothing more needs said about him. And if you're scratching your head as to what that movie is, I have little respect for your taste in modern sci fi.

#29 Posted by desmond006 (596 posts) - - Show Bio

I didnt like the hunger games because it seemed too watered down. Also the mutant dogs, fire balls, and cake painting was stupid. in a movie about kids killing each other the battle royal movie showed the characters having a harder time and more struggles to over come. Except for a few scenes the Hunger Games Kids seemed to have a much easier time.

#30 Posted by Bogey (941 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd take Battle Royale over watching Hunger Games any day.

#31 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7011 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle Royale manga was much better than the movie adaptation in my honest opinion. Either way, it stomps the shit out of the Hunger Games. That movie was atrocious beyond belief and utterly stupid.

#32 Posted by frogdog (3246 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyway I think some people like BR more because it was first and they are hipsters

Or they prefer battle royale because it was a better movie

#33 Edited by Loki9876 (2995 posts) - - Show Bio

@frogdog:

I would change this in the OP because it causes a lot of anger which was not my intention. A lot of people will like it more because it is better. I'm just saying that there is a possibility that some people like BR more is because it was first and they consider HG a rip-off.

@desmond006:

cake painting was. the rest was fine by me.

People that say HG is a sh@t movie. I just want to point out that a lot of professional reviewers gave HG a positive review. (such as Dough Walker, Jeremy Jahns, imdb, rotten tomatoes (84%), etc.)

#34 Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (10874 posts) - - Show Bio

BR>>>>>>>>>>>>HG no matter what

I loved the movie, but the Manga was too predictable.

#35 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

Battle Royale is better than Hunger Games by a huge margin, BR actually had a social message to it HG was just derp kill the kids cuz its fun

#36 Edited by mightyrearranger (1490 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta give it up for Battle Royale. HG has some beautiful visuals and set/costume design; plus, the whole electronically-controlled environment was a cool little twist. However, the storyline and raw moments in BR stuck in my mind for far longer after viewing.

In fact, I kept myself away from Hunger Games (the film and novels) for so long because I held BR in high esteem when I saw it years back. When I did get around to HG, I was content with it, but the plot and characters aren't even close to as memorable as the BR cast and execution.