I haven’t read the books, so I’m happy to see that the sequel isn’t just another tournament (and I await the hipper-than-thou fans who will claim it’s ripping off the changes in Battle Royale 2), but a continuation of the theme that media-savvy skills are – in the modern age – a survival tool as essential as hunting, fishing and camping in their own way.
Also, Donald Sutherland and Philip Seymour Hoffman teaming up for double the diabolicism? Done.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist