TV Review: Death Note (Netflix)

Before I begin let me say that I had seen the anime and the live action movie and live action tv show about Death Note, but not the Manga. ” […]

Before I begin let me say that I had seen the anime and the live action movie and live action tv show about Death Note, but not the Manga.

So when I heard that an American version of this movie was coming out I was excited about it. Before I say anything about the American version let me first say this many movies that are foreign and is translated into American are not treated correctly. And yet this is another movie that has failed.

In the Japanese version and Anime the main villain is played by a kid named Light, who is not afraid of being a sort of know it all and tough guy, but the American version he is played but a weak willed kid. The father in both version (American and Japanese) he is portrayed as a no none sense cop and dad. The mother in the American version is killed off while in the Japanese she is alive. The sister is missing in the American version.

The main hero in both is a character called “L” in both he is a wise cracking and very smart person. I didn’t see any problem with him in the American. Next up is the girlfriend Shiori Akino in the Japanese and Mia in the American. Now about the Shinigami Named Ryuk. First I’m glad that they kept the same features as in the anime and the Japanese version. I did like the way William Defoe did the voice acting and make it seem like he was a really evil demon.

Now about my opinion of the movie, it was ok not something to pay for at the movie theater (luckily my roommate let me use his account). The only part that I like about the movie was when Light meets Ryuk.

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