Friday 4 December 2020

Death Note (2017)

Do you have a pen?

When a high school kid (Nat Wolff) gets given a notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written in it, he decides to try make the world a better place by killing the "bad" guys but quickly finds out the world isn't really black and white.

 Chair squatting doesn't really work in real life huh?

Based on a pretty good anime/manga, this American iteration shifts the setting to the USA but keeps most of the lore. Unfortunately the the acting is... not great, and not helped by the weak script. Also you'd also think that something that features a bit of writing would have people with better handwriting but... nope! At least the deaths are gruesomely entertaining but this doesn't have much else going for it.

If you've never heard, seen or know about Death Note, then you might enjoy this Final Destination-esque take on it. Otherwise, either don't watch this or go in expecting it to be a far inferior cry from the original source material. I give it 1.5 apples out of 5. I wouldn't watch it again.

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