Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Skipper, Jun 29, 2017.
So... it's like a reverse Arrow, instead of crossing people off the list, he has to write people in.
They needed to get Chris Jericho to star in this thing.
That looks like it could be really good. I've only seen a handful of episodes of the anime and I don't really remember them, so I can't really judge it as an adaptation, but just as a movie in general it looks good.
You have to admit that it's simpler in this way
By the way, check the original manga/anime (I think you can find it on legal free streaming services). There are interesting ideas there...
The original anime was fantastic. My son and I watched the whole thing.
He is not interested in the movie, though.
He is a purist, I guess.
STOP THE WHITEWASHING!!!
ETA: By the way, the Japanese live movie adaptation isn't exactly a masterpiece...
I love the look of this. And I've watched the anime through a few times and think the casting choices are pretty fun.
What about the alternative movie?
I've seen the first three Japanese live action movies. The first two from 2006 were based off the manga and were pretty good, the threequel from 2008 gave L a Tenth Doctor type send-off and sucked mostly. I haven't seen the live action TV series, or the fourth movie that came out last year. As for Netflix... I think it's a contractual obligation for Hollywood to buy Japanese manga/anime properties, remake them, and fuck them up totally so that their own homegrown Transformers shit looks good in comparison.
I did too. Had I been Kira--I might have talked myself out of the mess.
"Look, I'm the son of a simple police officer--not some freak from a gifted school who has god knows what on their shelves."
How Netflix's Death Note Alters the Original Story With Its American Setting
I think it looks awesome. And changing Misa to Mia makes sense.
Would have been better about an hour longer and with a decent lead. They do a lot to tell us he is so smart but other than doing jocks' homework and saving his ass at the end, nothing he does is particularly smart, and FFS the actor is completely unlikable and can barely deliver a line. This is the guy they supposedly passed over every Asian actor in the world for?
One thing I did like was the use of little outtakes and behind the scenes clips over the end credits next to each relevant actors names. Fairly off topic but that's something I miss from the end of movies, when they'd have a montage of cast pictures along the actors names- think Top Gun, Predator, Dazed & Confused etc. I miss that in modern films.
And speaking of liked the use of this Jennifer Rush cover over said credits-
The soundtrack wasn't as good as Adam Wingard's previous The Guest, but a few gems were there at least
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