Death Note: Light up the new world
As someone who loved the 2006 Death Note films by Shusuke Kaneko, I feel highly conflicted on this one. On the one hand, it's nowhere near in the same ballpark, the same league, or even the same sport as those movies. Its much less cerebral and polished.
On the other hand, it is much better than the atrocious American Netflix incarnation or the equally shitty L: Change The World from 2008. Unlike those trainwrecks, it as least feels somewhat true to and respective of the mythos.
Seeing a certain character return, even in a limited capacity, was a treat. The effects are also some of the best I have seen in a Japanese movie. (They don't have the luxury of the massive budgets Hollywood enjoys)
All in all, I'm glad I at least checked it out. Uneven as it was, it was at least interesting.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)