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Author Topic: Netflix's Death Note  (Read 70 times)

Lumaria

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Netflix's Death Note
« on: September 27, 2017, 12:53:37 pm »
So I finally saw Netflix's take on Death Note and I was right about everything.

The biggest problem I had with this version is that there is no character development whatsoever.

Light acts like a emo weird kid who can't move on in his life. Miss acts like an edgy girl who just in it for the excitement and entertainment. Light's dad has no character traits at all other than being a typical cop and a typical distant father. They should've used brand new characters entirely instead of trying to Americanize the original cast. The only interesting one was Ryuk but even he didn't get any spotlight.

Another big issue is that the Rules of the Death Note were so oversimplified and at one point had too much control of the person using it that it just doesn't feel like we are seeing a movie about a death note. The movie also suggests that Ryuk is the one who makes all these deaths happen in one particular scene. But overall the Rules of the Death Note are casually explained only when it's relevant to the plot.

What made Death Note great (at least in the TV version) is that they explained rules that would be relevant later and also use cutaways to give us extra rules to help explain any gaps or possible holes.

Death Note isn't meant to be a movie. All the other films even in Japanese work because people are familiar with the series. This film tries to do the exact same thing but if it's going to reboot it into an American setting and change the Rules of the Death Note, it has to act like we are seeing it for the first time.

It's terrible film. But that's my thoughts. What are yours?

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Re: Netflix's Death Note
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 01:28:20 pm »
The characters were opposite from the manga. On the netflix version, Light is wuss + not so smart. Misa is possessive/dominant and, L has some kind of social (or probably mental) problem. Simple heart attack turned very gory too. They totally destroyed it - or maybe it's just the way how it's supposed to be on US version???

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Re: Netflix's Death Note
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 03:49:48 pm »
Agreed. It seems like they were trolling everyone with this version.

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Re: Netflix's Death Note
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 02:50:13 am »
The director had to delete his twitter account because he was flooded with complaints, harassment, and death threats.

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Re: Netflix's Death Note
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 12:51:55 am »
I find that both sad and funny. Seriously I think that should've been expected when you screw up that badly.

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Re: Netflix's Death Note
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 11:16:56 pm »
It was "made for 'Merika!" garbage

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Re: Netflix's Death Note
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 10:24:28 am »
Unpopular opinion for sure, but I didn't like Ryuk. He was portrayed as a sinister and manipulative genius, when originally, he was just a bored death god who stumbled upon a fun little side thing with Light and rode it until it ended. My guess is they probably didn't want to give Willem Dafoe such a background role, so they just threw him in the spotlight and made him out to be the mastermind behind it all.
Lots of switched roles here. Light's the innocent idiot and Misa's the smart, blood thirsty sicko. Sorry, Mia, not Misa. I genuinely think they believed they were smart doing all of these changes. Maybe they would have worked better if they'd have hired actors a league above "cardboard cutouts". 

 

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