Death Note

Death Note ★★

A fantastic character study exploring the American youth, with themes of anti authority, anti imperialism from the point of view of someone who contradicts this viewpoint, as they try to right their wrongdoings (like many misguided individuals who fall for reactionary views promoted by the media). It also explores how a world without a god, can be just as detrimental as a world with one. There is subtle religious subtext and an interesting Jesus allegory, which subverts the typical formula of how the metaphor is often used in film. Also, this movie is visually breathtaking.

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