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Death Note (2017)

TV-MA | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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A high school student named, Light Turner, discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.

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Ryuk (voice)
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Kenny Doyle
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Agent Young
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Peltz
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Dr. Norman Ludlam
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Antony Skomal
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Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Death Note: Il quaderno della morte  »

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Right before going into production, Warner Bros dropped the project. Since Adam Wingard was passionate about the project, the studio let him move the film into another platform, with Netflix buying the rights. See more »

Goofs

Light gives Watari 48 hours to get to New York, and Watari boards a train from Seattle to New York. As of 2017, the train would take about 70 hours to get to New York and therefore, his death would've occurred MUCH earlier/on the train. See more »

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Ryuk: Shall we begin?
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Near the end of the closing credits, Ryuk can be heard laughing. See more »

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Remake of Death Note: Desu nôto (2006) See more »

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The Power of Love
Written by Mary Susan Applegate, Wolfgang Detmann, Gunther Mende, Jennifer Rush
Performed by Air Supply
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Absolute garbage and typical Hollywood adaptation
25 August 2017 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

First time ever writing a review here. Had to do it now because I don't want people like me who enjoyed the original anime/manga to waste their time on this movie.

Firstly i didn't know this was a movie until it was released on Netflix. I'm not going into detail, but there is a reason its a long manga/anime and not a movie.

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.

Everyone involved in this movie should be ashamed.

Save yourself the misery and never watch this.


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