Post Reply Death Note on Netflix here's where we scream!
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Posted 8/30/17 , edited 8/30/17
I want to hear everyone's opinion on the new Death Note movie on Netflix.



I've watched the anime version of course, and I did enjoy it quite a bit. I felt like they really rushed the story line too quickly in the Netflix movie. Not only was it rushed but they changed up the emotions between Light and Kiyomi which felt really odd to me. I did honestly enjoy Willem Defoe as Ryuk, he had that sinister joy I was looking for. I'm sure there's much more to talk about, but lets try and keep the "Whitewashing," and "L being a black dude" arguments out of this if at all possible haha.
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Posted 8/30/17 , edited 8/30/17
Mia ended up as a sort of mix between Misa and Kiyomi I guess. I didn't really enjoy the movie, but it had nothing to do with it being Death Note based, just that it messed up in several things. The ending made it a bit better for me, but still not enough for me to consider it even average. And honestly, they might have done better setting loose some elements from the original. To be honest I sorta already forgot about 90% of the movie despite having watched it just this sunday, but I guess that just goes to show how bad it was. I don't really remember which rule or at which time, but I do remember that one rule mentioned at the beginning was broken in the middle of the movie. I don't quite remember if it was 'explained' by the end of it though, so that's not a valid argument.

I don't think Mia and Light had to be lovers, that was not necessary (honestly, screentime could've been used better than to show Mia and Light making out), the deaths were a bit over the top, and both leads feel a bit lackluster. Movie was too short to properly explore the characters, so I end up not caring that much for any of them.

I'm planning on rewatching the anime and then the movie again, and would probably watch any sequel that might (honestly, will) be released, but overall it could've been better, and I didn't think it was quite on par with the usual Netflix content.

My mom did enjoy it, my father didn't. My little sister shouldn't even be watching, but did anyway and sorta liked it at times, but mostly she just wants the anime now.

Overall: not good, but not the worst I've seen. A letdown due to being Netflix's, which usually means it is better than this one was.
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Posted 8/30/17
Very well said!
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Posted 9/8/17 , edited 9/8/17
Light's girlfriend turned into a bitch who wanted to blackmail him for his death note. LOL didn't see that coming a mile away.

Overall it was interesting to see the adaptation from a western perspective but it did not deliver on the hype.
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THERES A FAN VERSION THATS ALREADY BETTER AND DOESN'T TURN ITS BACK ON ASIAN CULTURE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEywWWnbvR4&t=2s

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