Guess I'm putting myself through trauma again

When I was just 9 years old I saw Battle Royale on a bootleg DVD (this was back before uTorrent was useful) and it scarred me gravely, more than the original The Ring that I watched prior and Ju-On: The Grudge two years later.

In 2014, I saw it again with classmates on a whim, and FOOKIN’ HELL the whole thing was stunning and squalid, a movie we all enjoyed but kept us thinking aloud. Two years after that, I watched it again while sailing on the net, and after seeing Nerdwriter’s analysis of it, I finally saw the brilliance of this picture.

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Now I’m seeing this movie as soon as this post goes live, not to live out some nostalgic craving, but more to see if this is a kind of story that can be told in another way, with a different subject, from a different perspective. These are kids, after all, and in my quest to late-push my coming of age I look to make new tales of people discovering who they are. Maybe I can see it here, maybe not. Recommend me films or shows that may let me bolster my goal.

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