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Move review: Death Note

Posted on 2008.05.16 at 09:54


elfscribe5 at 2008-05-16 19:19 (UTC) (Link)
Hi Shu. Thanks for commenting. I do like discussion. I can see how kids identifying with Kira would be disturbing and it's unfortunate but I don't think the movie glorifies him. If anything, I felt an increasing sense of horror for what he becomes. But the power he has is seductive. It raises the question, what would anyone do with that kind of power? I think the movie gains power from examining the issue. It actually examines that issue by showing how the public becomes fascinated with the killer, at least as long as he is offing criminals. I did come to admire how clever Light is, the same way we admire the clever villain in any movie. Actually, there are many movies these days in which it becomes hard to tell who the "good guy" is, as the methods of both good guy and bad guy are the same. In this case, L hasn't resorted to killing innocents to trap his opponent.
I still liked the movie.
Thanks for the recs.
aoi_shu at 2008-05-17 05:18 (UTC) (Link)
They off l mid-way T-T
Manga and anime is a bit different. In the movie Kira is really horrifying. Manga is more gradual and more.. apologetic.

Maybe this was what got to me more.

Yeha I know. It is good, I had been a fan for alil while, but then there was this point when it was TOO MUCH. Just too much of inhumanity >.< and shown in a kinda *sexy* light if you know what I mean.

Movie is more direct, I think, it didn't leave as much of an impact .. and i haven't seen the other one, cause L is too much LOVE to see him being killed and the rest of genius-detectives are lame^^;

I had been waiting to discuss it too.. cause it bothered me so much ... honestly. i still cannot really form my opinion about it, other than FREAKS ME OUT^^; (maybe it is a good thing)
elfscribe5 at 2008-05-17 05:42 (UTC) (Link)
Hey Shu. Well, just saw part 2 tonight and I'm not near as enamored of it as I was the first part. Too many twists and turns that don't have a good explanation this time and the end . . .yeah. Not good. So, I see what you're saying.
aoi_shu at 2008-05-17 06:00 (UTC) (Link)
beginning was great, but the further you go...
Especially in manga, you see these stretched scenes that add to page count.

Unfortunately i coudln't find Mushishi with english sub on VEOH, I saw French,Spanish, itallian and German. These series is so full of thought and have this quiet quality .. that just puts your soul together. It helped me a lot.

and Mononoke is one of the best too. The visuals are very Art Nuveau style. And stories are very human and emotive.
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