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L: Change the World (2008)

A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

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L
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Detective Matsuda
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Watari
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Light Yagami
Mayuko Fukuda ...
Narushi Fukuda ...
Boy
Sei Hiraizumi ...
Dr. Koichi Matsudo
Shigeki Hosokawa ...
FBI Agent Ray
Renji Ishibashi ...
Shin Kagami
Yûta Kanai ...
Tamotsu Yoshizawa
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Dr. Mikiko Kujo
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Scientist
Bokuzô Masana ...
Asao Konishi
Thomas J. Melesky ...
Arms Dealer (voice)
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Ryuk (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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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 »

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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: No matter how gifted, you alone cannot change the world.
[Straightens up]
L: But that's the wonderful thing about this world.
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Death Note: New Generation (2016) See more »

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I'll be waiting
Song by Lenny Kravitz
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So bad , can't believe this is a sequel to the 2 Death Notes
1 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is movie is extremely average with nothing much in it. It's trying to use the success of Death Note to try to sell itself.

I had already read and heard reviews for this movie being horrible. So I had very very very low expectations in this one. But the problem is when you see L , you really start expecting something smart, something intelligent. And you get highly disappointed :-( If they had made this movie without the Death Note characters , it would have be a bad movie. But using the same characters is even worse, as you tend to expect them to do their regular bit. Believe me, when you see L on the screen, you will start thinking that he is upto something, or he will come out with something smart and surprising. But no .. nothing like that at all.

That is the reason why I gave it a 4. Unlike the earlier Death Notes :

* there is hardly a plot

* no brilliant moment at all in the movie

* it goes a little sentimental at times

* lines of L are very often useless

* there is no Ryuk

* there is no Light Yagami

* emotional side of L is seen as he gets along with 2 children

In fact, I am going to stop talking about this movie at all. I'd like to mention at this point , that Death Note 1 and 2 were simply awesome !!!


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