Death Note review: Netflix’s live-action adaptation strips away everything that made the original version work

Death Note review: Netflix’s live-action adaptation strips away everything that made the original version work

Netflix’s Death Note can be summed up by the film’s first murder, which takes place hardly 10 minutes in.

 
 
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Light Turner (Nat Wolff), newly in possession of a book that lets its owner kill anyone whose name and face they know, picks a target.

He writes the name down, and the victim dies by decapitation moments later, through a twisted series of circumstances.This murder — rapid, weightless, and unnecessarily gory — is Death Note in a nutshell.

Death Note is an adaptation of the popular anime and manga franchise of the same name.

The film, like its source material, dictates that anyone with the magical notebook is granted the power to mete out justice as they see fit.

After it literally falls from the sky, with no explanation ever……

 
 

 

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