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.
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
Ryuk's manga design is seen in a book Light is reading at the diner. See more »
When "L" is chasing Light Turner through the diner, he jumps up and runs along the counter. One can clearly see "L" slips and is about to fall on his butt; however, it switches to a different camera angle and he has not fallen but is still running. See more »
Rule 28: Each death must be physically possible. So no shark attacks while someone's on the toilet, as much as I love that idea.
See more »
The closing credits are written in the same style as the Death Note instructions. See more »
I didn't give this movie a 5 because it was different from the original, i thought it wasn't different enough. I have read the Death Note manga several times and i think that, for a Shonen Jump Manga, it is a Masterpiece.
Still, being a Manga made for a very specific demographic it is tied to several silly Japanese teen archetypes. For example: Light Yagami being a High School Student and Misa Amane being a Teen idol, both of them being Japanese, that kind of thing.
The Story of a NoteBook of Death that is used to "create a better world" however, has a potential that far exceeds the original manga.
I believe that, had this been done correctly, it could have been on par with Breaking Bad. It could have been a master piece. They didn't even have to use the names of the original characters, they could have forgotten about the silly high school plot line and the Japanese clichés.
It should have been a TV Series and the characters should have been Detectives. Its sad to see such missed potential.
I honestly believe that, had this been done by good writers and on the right format, it could have far surpassed the original.
128 of 213 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?