A story about this — 5 years ago
good premise, but only in the sense of what it allows the movie to do: make japanese schoolchildren kill each other. brutally.
its actually explained very badly. so its the future, unemployment’s pretty high, about a million kids stop going to school, so the solution is to randomly pick a 9th grade class and force them to kill each other on a remote island. oh yeah, and the kids had no idea what was going on, never heard of BR. wtf.
but im being nitpicky. this movie is totally worth watching, there’s so many fantastic scenes, its just bookended rather poorly. the beginning and ending were my least favorite parts. everything else was freakin spectacular.