Before 'Hunger Games,' there was 'Battle Royale'

Ever since Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games hit the mainstream and it was reported that the story would be turned into a movie people have been comparing the story to Battle Royale. It's not hard to see why people have been making the connection,

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I'm not sure exactly what's going on with the big hit movie The Hunger Games, but the concept of having young kids murder each other in a contest isn't that similar to the mega awesome Japanese movie Battle Royale (or