Probably not a film you should watch when you are pissed at your Best friend.
This is a story about a boy who finds a notebook that grants the user the ability to kill anyone. You just write the person’s name and how they will be killed and poof they die.
I am not saying I would have killed my best friend had I been in possession of the Death note. I am just saying that maybe he and everyone else would probably take me more seriously.
I should probably mention that I have not read the Manga or seen the Anime. In fact it was only two years ago that someone had introduced me to this world. He had told me that I would like the complicated stories. The complex human emotion that this story deals with is really impressive.
This movie showcases the very thin line between being a hero and playing God. About Power and how that changes everything or how Power gives people the freedom to reveal their true self.
I really liked the screenplay the drama and emotion. But overall the movie not so much. I thought maybe it was a little boring but perhaps people who are really into Anime will like it. Maybe.
It is a slightly dark and complex movie so DO NOT watch it when you are in a mood for a romantic comedy or anything light. I couldn’t figure out who I was rooting for till the very end. That usually makes me very uncomfortable but while watching this movie I was so curious to find out what happens next that I did not let that bother me so much.
I wish I could discuss it with the person who had introduced me to Death note. But I know he would just tell me how the Manga was wayyyy better and I should read that. Then he would warn me that not anyone can just read Manga you have to respect and earn it.
I know the story had a big impact on me because I cannot help but think what would I do if I had the death note. *Hears Best friend shudder in the distance*
Favourite quote- “With great power comes great responsibility.”
No it’s not from this movie. But how I wish someone had said this to the protagonist.
I wish I had directed it because it is a great story, the ending screwed with my mind. That does not happen very often. I don’t know if I could have made it better but I am sure it would have been great fun.