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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 , edited 8/30/17
Very well said!
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Posted 9/8/17 , edited 9/9/17
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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Posted 2/15/18 , edited 2/16/18
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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Posted 5/2/18 , edited 5/2/18
It's a western death note it was cool , interesting to watch something different perspective lol
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Posted 5/12/18 , edited 5/12/18
I did not watch it, I don't think I will, as most american re makes usually suck and I don't want to spoil Death Note for me
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Posted 5/12/18 , edited 5/12/18

ForceLikeObi wrote:

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.


The casting decision, like the storyline, or the setting is every bit essential to discussing this film. I'm not sorry to inform you.
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Posted 6/11/18 , edited 6/11/18
I liked it.
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Posted 8/19/18 , edited 8/19/18
I'm a bit late but I finally decided to watch it, violent as it was (which I found didn't really bother me, I mean, Terminator 2 was a good deal worse for me, personally; this move could upset some I suppose).

I enjoyed the movie a good deal. Lot of changes but I liked them. Not saying it was better than the manga/anime, just that I've read/seen that already. Light was more sympathetic here, much less a villain; and so, compared to the anime, the main characters were emphasized a little more. They mattered in the anime too, but there was a little more emotion here overall, more hesitation on Light's part, L was made emotional towards the end too.

My biggest problem with the movie was probably Ryuk. He was perhaps the character who came closest to the anime, and he was one of my favorite characters in the anime. But he came across more as a villain, he was too sinister for me, the comedic element was entirely (or almost entirely) missing. Again, changes are fine, I just didn't like that one as much.

Overall, a good, entertaining movie, though (in my minority opinion).
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Posted 8/19/18 , edited 8/19/18
Can't watch it when they clash realism and caricature. They need to use their imagination a little and design death gods that fit the environment they're in. The concept is what you can do with a magical book, and that should be enough. Ryuk's original appearance be damned.
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Posted 8/22/18 , edited 8/23/18
I feel that the following review of the Netflix Death Note movie is highly relevant to this discussion. I do not endorse the youtuber who created it, but I otherwise think he makes some interesting points on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njmCtiO_Xj8
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