Death Note - L Change the World details
|Starring:||Youki Kudoh, Yuta Kanai, Renji Ishibashi, Bokuzo Masana, Mayuko Fukuda, Shunji Fujimura, Sei Hiraizumi, Ken'ichi Matsuyama|
|Genres:||Horror, World Cinema|
|Studio:||4DIGITAL MEDIA ASIA|
Death Note - L Change the World
|Run time:||2 hours 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Dec 2008|
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if you loved the first 2 Death Note films....prepare to be dissapointedBy NativityInBlack (119 reviews) from Birmingham , 10 Jan 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]the first two films are vastly superior to this spin off, which was made as an offshot of the films and not directly from a manga. you can really tell as it just doesnt feel as intricate as the first 2 movies. but by far the biggest criticism is that for a film about L we dont actually learn anything more about him than we knew from his apperances in the first 2 features, and even though it's teased in Death Note 2 - Last Name and again shown here we dont find out anything about the nature of Watari's relationship to L it wasnt bad, it just wasnt up to the Death Note name
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Alright but shouldnt be named deathnoteBy a customer , 10 May 2011Good film but nothing to do with death note at all.
However with faces you know and love im sure you will find something enjoyable about it
An ok film.By H0LLIE (198 reviews) from UK , 21 Jul 2010This film is ok. Not bad but not great either. The story is fairly daft and the acting, with the exception of L himself, is mediocre.
Kenichi Matsuyama's portrayal of L is fantastic, as it was in the first 2 films. But I suppose being head over heels in love with L Lawliet makes me biased ;D
Though normally I am unforgiving of 'poetic liscence' I continue to forgive these movies for their inaccuracies as the films are just so enjoyable to watch. But here I had to just try and forget about the books altogether, as this movie is clearly a spin off aimed at us fan girls, and has no bearing on the origional stories.
Watching L change throughout the film is at times funny and sometimes a little sad as he is far more humanised than in the books/anime/1st 2 films. And I think I may of at one point glimpsed socks on his feet! A crime against the name of L.
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Not a death note movie!By Sarbs (124 reviews) from Essex , 26 Apr 2010If you loved the Death Note movies (like me) dont rent this movie thinking you'll get more of the same.
This movie follows L solving one last case before the ending of the second movie and follows a deadly virus plot.
If you love 'L' you will still enjoy this movie, but a horror it is not and nowhere near as good as the Death Note movies, disappointing!
It's different but not in a bad wayBy Sparrowsabre7 (6 reviews) from Bournemouth , 23 Jan 2010The 'Death Note' movies were never the best films made, and much less faithful than the superior animé adaptation, but they provided an enjoyable alternate look on the world of 'Death Note.'
'L: Change the WorLd' centres on L's last few days after 'The Last Name' in which he tries to prevent a virus from wiping out humanity.
From the get go, you can tell this is a film that does not take itself seriously and so long as you realise that, you should have fun with it. This film is to 'Death Note' what the Adam West 'Batman' is to 'The Dark Knight.' It's very much a B-movie on all levels, there's even a guy who amounts to a Bond villain in this, with weird facial scarring and everything.
There are so many unintentionally hilarious moments in this film, such as L's weird typing and running, and a rather prolonged death from on of the minor characters. There's also an obscene amount of unnecessary 'engrish' as the Japanese actors frequently start talking in really broken English for no apparent reason. This makes the film much more laughable than its relatively serious predecessors.
In spite of this, or rather, because of this, I had a lot of fun with it. Sure on a technical level it's quite poor, but with regards to enjoyment, I certainly had a good time.
Great!By zombiegrrrl (18 reviews) from Newport, IOW , 07 Dec 2009I loved Death Note 1 & 2, especially the charectar of L.
This film doesnt really have anything to do with the death note but is still very good with a good story.