I’m going to keep this review short since the only slightly redeeming quality of this movie is Willem Dafoe voicing Ryuk and there isn’t much else to talk about. If you’ve seen the anime, don’t waste your time of this movie. If you have never seen the anime, you’ll be wasting your time on this movie.
If you’ve seen the anime, don’t waste your time of this movie. If you have never seen the anime, you’ll be wasting your time on this movie.
Let’s start with the obvious. The creators tried to cram way too much story into this movie. If the plan was to do a live action Death Note, they should have done a series. As far as the acting, it was really hard watching Keith Stanfield, who plays “L”, attempt to act as the eccentric L. Instead, he came across as an over-the-top “spas” and at times was extremely annoying. Speaking of annoying, I think we may have found this generation’s Nicholas Cage – he’s just not very likable. I’m speaking of Nate Wolff who plays Light Turner. I can’t recall ever watching a movie where I wanted the main character to DIE! Like, I literally wanted to jump in the movie, grab the Death Note, and just write in the most horrible death for Light. In fact, the only thing motivating me to keep watching was to imagine all the horrible deaths I couldn’t inflict on Light.
In fact, I have several Death Wishes:
- I wish Light was dead
- I wish L was dead
- I wish Light’s annoying girlfriend was dead. (That wish was granted).
- I wish Netlif was dead for making this.
My recommendation: DO NOT WATCH! Netflix has signed there on Death Note.