Death Note

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Death Note Overview

A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.

Who Stars in Death Note

Nat Wolff
Light Turner / "Kira"

Nat Wolff

LaKeith Stanfield
L

LaKeith Stanfield

Margaret Qualley
Mia Sutton / "Kira"

Margaret Qualley

Shea Whigham
James Turner

Shea Whigham

Paul Nakauchi
Watari

Paul Nakauchi

Jason Liles
Ryuk

Jason Liles


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Review for Death Note

Author: Star

Despite tentative hopes, the Netflix live action movie for Death Note was painful to watch. Watching with my husband and another friend who was a fan of the original anime, we switched it off after 10 minutes soon after Light's girly screaming. I did manage to play the rest on my own while multi-tasking since I felt I owed it that much. The shinigami Ryuk was the one cool thing, even if they changed his amused observer role the acting and effects for him were great. Everything else though? Instead of a top role model perfect student equally liked by fellow students and adults, Light became a whiney emo brat with so many issues. Mia, who filled in for Misa's role, instead of sweet ditzy but still somewhat smart (and definitely loyal to a fault in her love) just became a *itch. Now I always rooted for L, but these two are our protagonists of the story and unlike the original source, I could find nothing likable or admirable about them. The gore-fest was also distracting. Death Note is a very toned down thriller with most deaths happening naturally with heart attacks, implied suicides, hit by a car and so on but expect Final Destination shock-factor and gory deaths in this adaption.


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Production


Vertigo Entertainment

Lin Pictures


Netflix


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2017-08-25

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 41 mins

Budget
$ 40,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Homepage
https://www.netflix.com/title/80122759

Genres
Fantasy Horror Mystery Thriller

Keywords
notebook based on manga death live action anime based on anime


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