5 The anti High School Musicalsheriffjackson | 14/08/2009 | See all sheriffjackson's reviews (14)Surely the film adaptation should be green lit by now? I imagine once Kick Ass cleans up at the box office, this will go into production. It shares the same hardcore violence and teenagers theme, with a mischevious sense of (black) humour.The Battle Royale and Fight Club comparisons are accurate; as is the idea that these children are in a prison environment more than a school, all gang culture and sadistic wardens (or headteachers).The story and characters are well written but it is the fights and moves that draw you in. They are described in vivid detail, really allowing the reader to visualise the action. The result of these kung fu moves are also described in sickening detail too - not for the squeamish!