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Death Note: L Change the World (2008)
"L: Change the World" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  2009 (USA)
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A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

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Detective Matsuda
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Maki Nikaido
Narushi Fukuda ...
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Sei Hiraizumi ...
Shigeki Hosokawa ...
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Dr. Mikiko Kujo
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Ryuuk (voice)
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A spin-off of the popular Death Note films, L: Change The World focuses on the legendary detective L as he uses his final 23 days to solve crimes all over the world. When a young girl and boy come to him for aid, L is soon faced with what may be his most difficult case yet: stopping a group of corrupted scientists from spreading a lethal virus throughout the earth. Written by Morticon

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The final death note showdown!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The robot that L gives Near at the end of the movie is the same robot that is shown in the anime series that belongs to Near. See more »

Goofs

When the necklace is passed and the shot changes angle, the necklace changes from stuffed in the hand to neatly dangling. See more »

Quotes

L: Me? Quit? For me... this is everything.
[Is silent for a moment]
L: I'll be happy as long as you're with me, Watari.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene showing L sitting on a chair eating chocolate. He then turns around and walks off. It then says L Lawliet rests in peace. See more »

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Follows Death Note (2006) See more »

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I'll be waiting
Song by Lenny Kravitz
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Spin-Off
8 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

I imagine you have seen or at least heard of the anime/manga "Death Note". I'm not gonna spoil anything about "Death Note", but as you can imagine, as with every spin-off, you have one major character from "Death Note" appearing in this movie.

This character is none other than "L". A mysterious but very funny character, with some very weird and funny addiction habits. I don't know if this spin-off is based on an anime too, but I can say, that apart from a really fresh and exciting beginning, this movie lacks many things from the original "Death Note" (series). The actor who plays "L" (the same guy who played him in Death Note too) is fantastic in his role depiction. True to his anime roots, but only as much as the story allows him to be.

And there lies the problem. This movie is way too serious (a few absurd moments still exist) and way too dramatic. A shame then, that the thriller elements can't save the movie either. The best moments lie in the comedy or character (mostly L) bits, but even those can't save the movie entirely. My tip: Watch both "Death Note" movies and the anime series instead!


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