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“Death Note: The Last Name” review part 2

The weekend is over and I just got back to work. It seems the report that Death Note 2 is a blockbuster hit is not exaggerated at all. A number of my co-workers and other friends went to see the movie in the last weekend, and most of them thought that the last part of the movie, when everything began to unravel to be confusing. Some of them missed that if the Death Note is given up, your memory of the Death Note is lost, so they didn’t understand the part when Light and Misa lost their memory as well. Most of them contributed their confusion to the difficulty of reading the subtitle and they are not used to it.

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Death Note: The Last Name review

Movie Poster

I just got back from the theatre, and as promised here’s the review of Death Note: The Last Name. Please note that I don’t know Japanese and what I understood about the movie is through Chinese subtitles. I don’t have any screenshots, so this is going to be all text. This is also my first review, so any suggestion and criticisms are very welcomed.

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“Death Note: The Last Name” spoilers on AnimeSuki Forum

For those of you who won’t be watching the movie for a while but wants to know how the movie ends, people have posted the synopsis and ending on AnimeSuki forums. Me, I’m going to the movie theater Saturday so I didn’t read it, but you could find it here.

Death Note Live Action Movie

Death Note Movie Poster

When the movie first came out, I was excited about it and was planning on watching it, but I missed it and waited the DVD. I’ve read mixed reviews about the movie, but most seemed positive. The second movie, Death Note: The Last Name, to due to come out (well it’s out already as I’m typing this) on November 3, but since I missed the first one, I didn’t plan to go see it.

Then there was the media blitz in Hong Kong for the second movie. The movie was on the cover of magazines, not just anime related ones, but in a lot of “normal” ones as well. The actors were interviews in Hong Kong in a promotional event, and even newspapers and TV were covering the premier of the movie! My friends and I are planning on watching it together next week, but still I have not watched the first movie yet. Damnit! Where’s my Death Note DVD?

To remedy this, I searched the internet for the first movie, bracing myself for some rather bad screeners. To my very surprise, I found HDTV rips of the movie! Apparent, to celebrate the second movie, they are showing the first one on TV, on HD no less. On pay TV, that is. I, of course, downloaded it immediately and proceeded to watch it.

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