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.
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
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.