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Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the mysterious murderer. An all out battle between the two greatest minds on earth begins and the winner will control the world.
I'm not a huge fan of the 2006 Anime Death Note. It's half a good show as up until one particular episode, and everyone who has seen it will know what I mean, it simply makes a turn for the worst and goes from interesting to tedious in just one episode.
I do however appreciate it, especially in the earlier parts of the show it practically keeps you glued to the screen and not a moment feels wasted.
Having said all that, the 2006 live action adaption is so dreadful it gets dangerously close to being completely unwatchable. Not only does it feel incredibly cheap in technical aspects, it not for a moment captures anything that made the show so…
Took me 40 minutes before I realized I wasn't watching Death Race.
I was a fan of the anime series 'Death Note', which was a great cat-and-mouse show full of reveals and twists. The film, based off of the same Manga, is hard to judge without comparing it to its animated counterpart, which really isn't fair given how compressed the plot has to be to work in under two hours. Overall though, it works as a film. It is a high concept thriller; an intelligent, promising young man discovers a notebook which has the power to kill whoever's name is written in it, and has met his match with a unknown detective intent on bringing his reign of terror to justice.
I prefer the anti-hero Light Yagami in the anime, where he…
For those of you who didn't know, I'm not a fan of the anime Death Note (I quite happen to dislike it if I'm being perfectly honest) but I'll admit there are a few things that I do like about it. What I'll admit is that the anime creates a sense of ambiguity and the character of Light Yagami is an interesting figure. From what I read of the manga, it wasn't particularly half bad, I actually rather highly enjoyed it. Yet for whatever reason I grew curious enough to go ahead and watch the film which is based off the same manga, what I didn't at all expect was that the movie manages to do everything so much worse…
Waaaat, nooooooo. It was sooo hard not to compare this movie to the Anime (I really enjoyed the show) and the main reason why is because the movie fell so short to the original. Main events that happened or major characters in the movie were so unexciting and made me uninterested, and that's where I would think back to the intense moments of the show when I would stay waaaay too late just to watch more episodes.
Also lost 0.5 a star because it had Red Hot Chili Peppers as the end credit track WHICH DOESN'T FIT INTO THE MOVIE AT ALL
In an attempt at re-conceptualizing an already great anime, the live action attempt at Death Note is a solid interpretation following the anime (mostly) to a tee.
Disgusted with the way that criminals perpetually seem to escape justice, Light Yagami, a brilliant law student, turns vigilante when he stumbles upon a magic notebook which gives him the ability to kill by remote control. The general public, delighted with the reduction in the crime rate, embrace him as a folk hero, whom they dub "Kira"; the police, believing they are searching for an omnipotent serial killer, are less enthusiastic.
With addictive characters, and no true bad guy, Death Note is a very fun if flawed espionage/crime/drama/fantasy thriller hybrid with depth and…
i watched this during a flight when there was nothing else to watch.it was tedious and i kept sleeping and waking up and it was still going so it felt like it was 5 hours long. fuck.
Death note. 2006. The live action spin off of that terrific manga and amazing anime series full of plot twists and surprises with pretty boy serial killers who want to clean the world from evil. It is too bad the plot stops half way. Have to see part two.
I love Death Note and the guy that plays Light is also the main character in Battle Royale sooo also Ryuk looks really dope
Day 219 of 365 of my year long challenge
Week 32: Rest in Peace.
I can't say I'm overly familiar with the original Manga Death Note is based on but I've seen enough of the anime to pique my interest. The next best thing and quickest way to push that interest or, in this case, squash it, is to watch the live action adaptation.
Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara) is a college student who has taken possession of the death note, a notebook with the power to kill anyone whose name appears in its pages. Naturally, Light begins his crusade by killing criminals, low-life, suspects and malcontents. Earning a reputation and following, the police are on the hunt with…
First of the two-part live action Japanese production based on the "Death Note" franchise, although the story runs closer to an alternative narrative that was published as a novel, than to the original manga or the anime.
Terrible acting, fun watch.
the production level of this movie is so embarrassing yet endearing
I thought it was going to be an awful remake of the anime but it's pretty cool, still interesting. I don't know if I'm going to watch the other two parts though.
This movie is better than I expected.
It is close to the source material, but has one or two changes compared to the anime. These don't change main plot, but help making the series work as a movie and will surprise those who watched the anime. Moreover it is a welcome change compared to other anime-adaptations, that simply made bad movies and added the name of a major franchise so they were recognised (Dragon Ball).
Nevertheless the movie is war from perfect. You clearly see the low budget and the dialog in the first half seems to be only exposition. Some of the actors don't show any emotion whatsoever.
The biggest exception from that is L. Whenever he is on…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…