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Death Note 2: The Last Name review 
7th-Jan-2007 12:31 am

Death Note 2: The Last Name
I know it is immensely difficult to translate a comic/manga/book on the silver screen, but if it can't be done, I'd really rather they didn't even try.

They made a good effort merging the original ending from the manga with the alternative ending for the movie, but honestly, Raito/Light killing his father was out of character. While he was insanely focused on dishing out the ultimate justice, it was always obvious that Raito/Light cared deeply for his family. Killing his father was just wrong.

L... *sigh*. I wish they didn't make him out to be such a clown. L's character has always been cool and never revealed his emotions as easily. And why oh why did he have to kill himself off by writing his own name in the Death Note?! That was the silliest plot twist ever.

Misa was the only character I thought was well done in this sequel movie. Erika Toda's portrayal was quite accurate to the manga's character. Her unwavering devotion to Raito/Light was humorous and the way she whined was perfect, just as I would've imagined from the manga. Plus her wardrobe and room were awesome! I think the doll she had in the glass case beside her vanity table is a Volks Olivia, but I may be wrong. The other 2 dolls by her chair look like the artist dolls from a book I saw once in Kinokuniya.
6th-Jan-2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
Ah, I don't think that was a Volks Olivia... they all look like Koitsukihime dolls to me. I liked Misa too! And felt that the dolls were a nice, albeit highly pretentious, touch. XD

And you're right, I think L killing himself has to be the stupidest thing ever. :\ In fact, movie!L just looked really..retarded .__. I don't think the part where Raito killing his father was too OOC though...
7th-Jan-2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
Really? I really thought that was an Olivia in the glass case. Some girls in the theatre were 'eeeeee-ing' when the camera moved to include the Koitsukihime dolls in the background. *rolls eyes*

*LOL* I think they should've just made the movie a 4-part instead of a 2-part, and stick to the original storyline and include Near and Mello.
7th-Jan-2007 01:09 am (UTC)
L was... not as fun to watch in 2, but comic relief aside, I don't think he was portrayed very well either. ;_; But I really liked Misa! which was surprising, because in the first movie I felt that she wasn't cute enough, but obviously I was wrong. XD
7th-Jan-2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
And L had so much potential too. -_-;;
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