Death Note (2017 Film)

Death Note | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

What is it?

The 2017 American dark fantasy horror thriller movie Death Note that was based on the Japanese manga series Death Note.

What is it about?

This is how Netflix describes this movie:

Light Turner finds a supernatural notebook and uses it to mete out death, attracting the attention of a detective, a demon and a girl in his class.

Death Note | Filmmaker Featurette | Netflix

Final Thoughts

My brother GC and I both have seen the original Japanese animated (anime) television show Death Note, when we heard that there was going to be a live-action movie based on it we expected the worse, and when we saw the trailer for the live-action movie we assumed that it would not be good but we watched it anyway.

At first my brother GC and I were equally disliking this movie, I kept comparing it to the Death Note anime television show and noticing what they changed and what they messed up, but eventually I gave up comparing the two because this movie is too different in my opinion to be called Death Note so I started to enjoy this movie more when I no longer saw it as Death Note.

In the end my brother GC disliked this movie more than I did, this movie should not have been named Death Note in my opinion, and so I would give this movie a 4 or 5 out of 10.

If you want to see Death Note then I recommend watching the Japanese animated (anime) television show instead because it is much better than this movie.

Death Note Anime Trailer

Here is a review of this movie by Chris Stuckmann:

Death Note – Movie Review

The end,

  • John Jr

2 replies on “Death Note (2017 Film)”

I agree we you 100%. Anyone who wants to experience Death Note should check out the anime or the equally excellent manga. I definitely would have been kinder in my review had this movie been its own thing and not called Death Note. The changes Netflix made to the characters/story were all inferior to the original.

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