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Death Note: Light Up the New World (Desu nôto: Light Up the New World)

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40% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 54% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
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Maggie Lee Variety [A] lazy cash grab ... Mar 7, 2017 Full Review Rachel Chan The New Paper (Singapore) The film is just a wild goose chase with a predictable plot, which is quite disappointing. Sep 20, 2017 Full Review Francisco Marinero El Mundo (Spain) A chaotic and conventional action spectacle where a group of ridiculously histrionic ghosts enter in scene entangling an overly arbitrary intrigue. [Full review in Spanish] Apr 27, 2017 Full Review Edmund Lee South China Morning Post A thrilling but sometimes illogical piece of pulp entertainment that is crafted with impressive style. Rated: 3/5 Dec 13, 2016 Full Review Boon Chan The Straits Times (Singapore) The twist at the end is quite a whopper and it leaves the door wide open for the next movie chapter. Rated: 3/5 Nov 9, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Regal R 69/100 - not bad. not as good as the anime and definitely better than the American live action movie but nothing trumps the anime. L's character is too good in that and carries the show. its hard to condense a 37 episode tv show into a 1 - 2 hour movie so they did alright considering. not something id watch on repeat or more than a few times in my life but again, miles ahead of the american live action Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Honestly i thought this was a great death note adaptation! The storyline is fresh, but they managed to keep it feeling like death note. This movie is living proof the netflix adaptation could have been good. Must see for all devoted death note fans! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member An amazing and fun experiece, not as good as the first 2 live adaptations but a good 3rd movie! Having to see the character and overall the world after Lights defeat in live action was fun and amazing. Personally the movie is underrated in my eyes, REALLY underrated. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Death Note Light Up The World is the final movie in the Death Note franchise, it was a pretty average movie, it would have been better if the plot was executed better, and was less convoluted, this movie also has a twist that you can miss if you weren't paying attention enough. I personally just realized it at the ending before the reveal, since I remembered the opening where Mishima was writing in his Death Note. The story is also incomplete and has no sequal, plus like it's predecessors in this live action franchise there are adjustments to the story. For example, Amane Misa is still alive in this movie, and the third film was ignored since they didn't introduce Near in this one, we have a different L succesor Ryuzaki, whose real name is also not Nate River. The acting was pretty great, plus the movie was pretty enjoyable, but it is wasted potential, had they have executed the story a little bit more, and personally the characters relied way too much on technology, Shien is a freaking cyber terrorist for christ sake, and Ryuzaki in the end, ends up using the anti survellance hack that Shien uses. The plot also feels way too fast paced imo, it was a shame since this movie could have been better honestly. Pros: -Great Acting -Has a twist that can be confirmed in the beginning -Changes the story like the previous films before it in this franchise -Is a lot more violent -Has a new plot and new rule about the death note where there are six holders now, and the Shinigami king apparently looks up to Kira and thats why the Shinigamis launch Death Notes in the human world, which I thought was a pretty cold concept, since Kira does seem more of a Death God than most Shinigamis according to Ryuk. Cons: -Plot is convulated -Exposition is bad -Some characters lack development -Has no sequal so we don't know what happens in the conclusion for this live action Death Note movie franchise -Characters rely way too much on technology -Recycles the same thing that they did in part two where the name is written in the notebook earlier, so they can live on and contribute their plot purposes, I wasn't really a fan of this in general, and I personally don't think that it's very L like. -Pacing is rushed Overall Death Note Light Up The New World is a pretty good film despite it's many flaws, but it ends up being wasted potential as these flaws prove to be detrimental to the film in the long run, it had a pretty unique plot, but it ends up being executed poorly making the plot feel convolated, and some characters lack in development, it also uses tricks it has used before from previous films, so it was really a shame. I did enjoy this movie, but I won't recommend it to everyone as it has many problems and has a pretty long runtime, so overall it isn't worth watching. I don't recommend watching this movie franchise as well, because the final film still doesn't have a definitive ending for this new death note universe, stick to the anime and manga death note fans, anyway it gets a 7/10 for me unfortunately. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member the best of the best death note live action Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is a perfect sequel to the first three films. The movie's aesthetics are perfect, with a very good image, successful special effects and good acting. It's a movie made with a lot of passion, that's for sure. The advantage of this film is not to be based on an already existing story, to invent a completely different story and above all to take risks by killing emblematic characters from the first films like Misa and Matsuda. This is a movie not to be missed under any circumstances if you are a fan of this franchise! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
Death Note: Light Up the New World (Desu nôto: Light Up the New World)

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Shinsuke Sato