A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.
Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L.Written by
Warner Bros. Pictures
(at around 10 mins) When Light first writes in the Death Note, Ryuk hands him a pen and you hear the distinctive click of a retractable roller-ball pen. Cut to Light writing Kenny's name and he's using a fibretip fine-liner. Then when Light is writing the 'How' hes using a roller-ball again. See more »
The original Death Note was a masterpiece, some of the legitimately smartest most well written television of all time so all these years later hearing it was getting the American treatment I was understandably concerned.
Sadly my fears were confirmed, all of them. It's as if the creators were given a 30 second explanation of Death Note and based a movie on what they were told.
The characters are simply nothing like the originals, the plot is a compacted mess, this simply isn't Death Note.
Light has gone from an arrogant, smart, cool calm and collected person to a weak screaming baby.
L has gone from a savant secretive quirky quiet child to an out in the open gun wielding threat spewing idiot.
Misa has become Mia and no longer a ditsy blonde bimbo but now a devious manipulative brunette.
The original plot? Forget about it, straight out the window and something that misses the point of the story altogether in to replace it.
I could rant about what an embarrassment this is for ages, I think I could quite frankly write a book on how much of a slap in the face to the fans this is but I'll resist.
But make no mistake, that's exactly what this is.
Willem Defoe as Ryuk
An offensive cluster crap to fans of the original
Terrible representation of Light
Terrible representation of L
Terrible representation of Mia/Misa
Misa becomes Mia.....really!?
So........many..........changes to the rules of the Death Note!
So........many..........changes to the plot
The soundtrack during the big wheel scene.......really!?
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