First time ever writing a review here. Firstly i didn't know this was a movie until it was released on Netflix. Anyway, the protagonist isn't interesting, L is not interesting and the plot is garbage. They took all the good thing from the original and butchered it and made another bad American adaptation.
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Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. James explains that he found a news clipping about Skomal's death in Light's room and realized that he was Kira's first victim. Light explains that he used the Death Note at the school to plan out Mia's death in a way that would ensure his own page got burned if she took the Death Note.
He also manipulated several criminals to induce him into a medical coma, having them use the Death Note during his comatose absence to give himself an alibi. With Kira continuing to kill while Light was in a coma, L is taken off the case and forced to return to Japan.
As his plane is about to take off, he ponders a comment Light made during their standoff, remembering Mia's involvement, and races to her home to search her possessions. He finds the Death Note page with the names of the FBI agents she killed on it, and in a hysterical fit, contemplates writing a name on the page. Back in Light's hospital room, Ryuk comments "You humans are so interesting" to Light.
On January 14, , the Malaysian paper The Star stated that more than ten film companies in the United States had expressed interest in the rights for a Death Note remake.
On January 13, , Deadline announced that Shane Black had been hired to direct the film, with the script being written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry.
Warner Brothers initially wanted Light Yagami to become the good guy while Ryuk would be cut from the plot altogether. Black was largely opposed to this and insisted that a faithful adaptation was the correct way to go. Black went on to say that eventually the original elements of the main character Light had been restored in the script, and added that this is what the film should be about. On April 27, , The Hollywood Reporter reported that Adam Wingard would direct the film, with the most recent version of the script written by Jeremy Slater.
Lee also stated that they had a cast in place and the film would definitely be rated R. The video game Jump Force features Light and Ryuk as non-playable characters, playing a key role in the game's story mode. Death Note was adapted into a series of live action films in The first two films were directed by Shusuke Kaneko and the third was directed by Hideo Nakata and produced by Nippon Television , CG production of all three films were done by Digital Frontier and distributed by Warner Bros.
Pictures Japan. The first film, simply titled Death Note , premiered in Japan on June 17, , and topped the Japanese box office for two weeks, pushing The Da Vinci Code into second place. It is focused on the final 23 days of L's life, as he solves one final case involving a bio-terrorist group. In August , a three-part miniseries entitled Death Note: New Generation was announced as a part of the Death Note live-action film series and aired in September.
It bridges the year gap between the previous films and the then-upcoming film. A fourth Japanese Death Note film was released in  and featured a cyber-terrorism setting with the inclusion of six Death Notes brought into the human world.
An American adaptation was released on Netflix on August 25, It was rated by many negatively after its release, and ranked low on Rotten Tomatoes.
In April , it was announced that a live action television series based on Death Note manga would begin airing from July on NTV. Death Note has received wide universal acclaim from both critics and audiences, with praise aimed at the complex and cerebral storyline, handling of mature themes regarding morality and justice, along with the narrative progression and character development, especially that of the main protagonists.
Douglas Wolk of Salon said that a rumor circulated stating that the creators intended to create Death Note to last half as long as its actual run and Ohba and Obata had been persuaded to lengthen the storyline when Death Note' s popularity increased, noting that the rumor "makes sense, since about halfway through the series, there's a point that seems like a natural ending".
In addition, he said that fans wrote "thousands" of Death Note fan fiction stories and posted them on the internet. Comipress reported that the only difference between the story and Death Note is that there are no Shinigamis. Anime News Network ANN writer Zac Bertschy called Death Note a "surprisingly gripping and original suspense tale that raises a handful of interesting questions about morality". He noted that the difference between the series and other manga from the same demographic was very big due to the murders the main character commits as well as how he hides his identity of Kira.
Additionally, she praised the story as it is "building a climax" with each detail introduced in the first chapter, making the reader look forward to upcoming chapters. She felt that while the series' second half was not as good, with Light seeming less intelligent and once vital characters fading into the background, the ending brings back what the fans loved about the first volume and the supporting cast are "given a chance to shine".
However, she did not like how the epilogue made no mention of what happens with Misa Amane and how Near and Mello were still treated like parts of L. Obata's art is "[rendered] in stark strokes characterizedfittinglyby a complex interplay of light and shadow".
Pepirium of IGN saying that Death Note ' s "heavy serialized nature" is what "makes the show so engaging and discussion worthy". He added that Karl Willems, director of the dub, assembled a "stunning voice cast of professionals" with a "solid tone minus some of the cheesy yelling and screaming of other dubs". Running over thirty-seven 20 minutes episodes, the anime sticks much closer to the manga so takes a far more languid approach to storytelling, better fleshing out the fantastic characters of Light and his nemesis, L.
Light in particular is one of the most layered characters to appear in anime in a long time. Sparrow said that the author understood "what made these characters click so well" and "captures everything that made the manga the compelling read that it is". Sparrow said that fans of Death Note who read Another Note will "find a welcome home" in Nisio Isin's work which "adds a few more fun layers" to the Death Note franchise.
The novelization of L: Change the World became the second top-selling light novel in Japan during The series' release outside Japan was met with a wave of copycat crimes. According to Wired magazine, Death Note "[turned] Japan's most-popular print medium into an internationally controversial topic that has parents wondering whether they should prohibit their kids from reading manga entirely".
Live-action director Shusuke Kaneko commented in response, "If preventing them from seeing this movie is going to make kids better, then why not prevent them from watching all bad news? In , the education bureau in Pingtung County , Taiwan asked teachers to heed any negative influence on elementary school students reading the manga. After volumes of Death Note were found at the February suicide of a year-old girl in Yekaterinburg , Russia, a local parents' group began campaigning to regulate all media based on the series, saying that it had an adverse effect on the minds of children.
There have been various copycat crimes around the world which were based on Death Note. A senior at the Franklin Military Academy in Richmond, Virginia , United States was suspended in after being caught possessing a replica "Death Note" notebook with the names of fellow students.
The school's principal wrote a letter to the student's parents linking to an unofficial website where visitors can write names and circumstances of death for people they want to die. The notebook listed seven students' names. The school planned a disciplinary hearing and contacted the seven students' parents. Lanny Handy, the notebook was discovered the previous afternoon by a staffer. The students were suspended from the county's schools, pending a juvenile court hearing.
The students, their parents, and school officials had met with Handy and a junior probation officer. It was reported in September , that a Year Eight boy in Sydney , Australia, created a "Death Note" that along with names contained a "battle plan" detailing where bombs could be placed inside his school. Please try again. Popular Tags. Feature Video See why you should use folkd. The final scenes are so horrendously constructed and edited that one has to believe the project was rushed or re-shot.
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