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.
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
(at around 46 mins) This film strays from the anime in where Light actually has people killed in a more creative manner when using the Death Note. However, one of his victims in the film, an FBI agent, dies by a simple case of a heart attack, an homage to the anime where Light Yagami generally kills people with just a heart attack using the Death Note. See more »
(at around 28 mins) Light tells Mia that 'Kira' means light in Russian and Celtic. There is no such language as Celtic, rather there is a Celtic family of languages. Extant Celtic languages include: Irish, Welsh, and Breton. 'Kira' doesn't mean light is any of these languages, in Irish for example the word is 'Solas'. Futher most Celtic languages don't even use the letter 'K'. See more »
The director of this garbage deserves his name in the Death Note
I don't even know where to start. First of all, i've never seen the anime or the original Japanese live action movie. That's something I regret. The truth is I love manga and the reason why I yet need to see "Death Note" is because I simply watch to much, and have to little time. But it's one of those titles that is on my to do list. I guess this gives me some sort of advantage over those people reviewing this title with the worst reviews ever. Claiming this is the biggest garbage they have ever seen, and does not honor the original.
I cannot agree more with them. This is the view of someone who hasn't seen the original. But let me tell you this: it doesn't get worse than this. I don't even know where to start. Everything was just so off. The casting was ridiculous. Every character except Ryuk was just completely off. Acting was terrible, dialogues even worse. I can't even figure out how fake the character L. was. It just made me feel like crying, seeing how he took this role. It was so bad that I was asking myself at one point if I wasn't just watching some amateur high school movie made by students. My god... I could go on for ages about how terrible it was, and how much I am traumatized by this.
The only reason I rate this movie a 2/10 is because I really liked how they made Ryuk. He actually looked really good, and was the only thing that kept me watching this movie.
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