For all 2017’s problems, and even in one of his worst films, the modern genre master, Adam Wingard, is still aware of cinematic and narrative necessities. He had a stronger and actually-involving dramatic conflict, and emotional stakes, a better visual eye and advanced CGI. This 2006 version is dramatically sanitized and emotionally passive. It’s frankly unwatchable.
This is a very straight version of the truly epic graphic novel series, alas with a few notable differences. The person who plays Light, Tatsuya Fujiwara, really isn't a good actor, even though it's made up for by Kenichi Matsuyama, the person who plays L. All in all, quite watchable. Will see the following films.
Honestly, I just watched a few episodes of the anime version. Then, I decided to watch the live-action adaptation. DEATH NOTE isn't a bad adaptation like some people said. I know it has a limitation to tell its story. It is the runtime. DEATH NOTE did a quite good job. Although there are some plot holes, it still can deliver its moral message. Sometimes man can be evil than the devil itself. DEATH NOTE is still worth