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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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L
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Ryuk (voice)
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Kenny Doyle
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Agent Young
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Peltz
Timothy Lambert ...
Dr. Norman Ludlam
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Undercover Agent #1
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Agent Franks
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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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In their defense of the whitewashing accusations, producers Roy Lee and Dan Lin have argued that: "Our vision for Death Note has always been to introduce the world to this dark and mysterious masterpiece. The talent and diversity represented in our cast, writing, and producing teams reflect our belief in staying true to the story's concept of moral relevance - a universal theme that knows no racial boundaries." See more »

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When Detective James Turner first meets L in his office to discuss the case of Kira, he is handed an ice cream cone before he sits down. The cone is in his hand untouched for the first few shots before it eventually disappears from his hand when he is handed case folders. See more »

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Light Turner: Okay, relax, Light. You're asleep. You're asleep and you're... dreaming of some 8-foot tall demon-looking motherfucker.
Ryuk: Ohhh, yes! A dream! I like that. Dreams are places you can have fun, right? It's all in your mind, so why not enjoy it?
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Near the end of the closing credits, Ryuk can be heard laughing. See more »

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References American Horror Story (2011) See more »

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Reckless (Don't Be So...)
Written by James Reyne (as James Michael Reyne)
Performed by Australian Crawl
Courtesy of EMI Music Australia
Under license from Universal MUsic Enterprises
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An absolute disservice to the source material
25 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

I don't even know where to begin with this, it is rare that an anime adaptation ever turns out to be good, so I didn't go into this movie with high expectations. Having seen the anime twice now I was completely underwhelmed and disappointed throughout the whole movie. The characters in this movie had little to no similarities to their originals. There's honestly way too many things for me to say about this that I simply just don't have the time to do so. I tried to watch this movie as it's own thing and not compare it to the original but that was basically impossible for me. If you're a fan of the anime and manga, honestly don't even watch this, it's not worth your time.


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