m1cnBot 12 years ago on 08/17/08
Story Originally Posted By: Cosgrove
I enjoyed the Death Note manga and while I have not seen the anime, I did see the first Death Note live action film, which was decent. L is definitely an interesting and popular character, which led to him leading his own film which is kind of a prequel to Death Note. I say "kind of" because the film seems to want to overlap this story with the one in Death Note but it only serves to confuse. I do think there was an interesting film to be made and it would have been focused on how the L persona came to be and demonstrated the current L's intelligence and crime solving ability. One thing that people not familiar with Death Note wanted to know was why was he so weird.
L is contacted by W who informs him of a town wiped completely out by a man-made virus. K has turned sides and has twisted the term "make the world a better place" to mean most humans should be wiped out so nature can make a return.
While L puts a few pieces together, he mostly is there to look cool and act weird and eat sweet things. If you've been anticipating this movie, I think you'd be mostly disappointed.
LeDirge 12 years ago on 08/17/08
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i might be interested in reading the synopsis and possibly skimming through the actual movie but not really popping in the dvd, popcorn, and the whole shibang. After seeing the first one I was really let down on the acting.
Michi 12 years ago on 08/17/08
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Doesn't it actually take place within the 2nd movie? Not to spoil the 2nd Death Note film, but I'm pretty sure the L movie is meant to take place after the Kira case and before, well, something else. Wow that was really vague and dumb.
Also, that's a Korean movie poster...
bannsidhe 12 years ago on 08/21/08
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Not so vague/dumb IMO. From my understanding this is supposed to basically pick up on the chunk of time after the end of the Kira case, and you really can't say much more than that without giving out huge spoilers.
I'll have to check it out, but that could be why there's some issues for ya Cosgrove. The movies do end differently than we are used to from the manga/anime.
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