L: Change the World

L: Change the World (2008)

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The last foe is a new "Death," created by man. To solve the Kira Case, L (Kenichi Matsuyama) leaves Los Angeles convincing Kira is in Japan. At the same time, his intuition tells him that he may never be able to return to Los Angeles again...
Known as Kira, Light Yagami, using the Death Note, attempts to become God of a criminal-free new world. By L's ultimate choice, the Kira Case closes, read morebut, at the same time, L loses Watari who was L's most trusted partner.
After Watari left, L takes on the task of solving the cases left in Watari's file. As all the cases are solved, a "gift" addressed to Watari arrives. The gift is a little boy. From the SD card the BOY has in his possession, L learns that the child is the only survivor of the Thai village, which was exterminated. L also discovers that a huge conspiracy, utilizing a man made "Death," was on the move behind the Thai village tragedy.
Meanwhile, L has another visitor. The girl's name is Maki, and she tells L that she has brought something her father, who died a horrible death, told her to deliver to Watari. As L realizes the item the girl brought is, indeed, the "Death" in question, pursuers are closing in. Protecting the two children, L physically makes moves to solve the horrendous case.
However, there were only 6 days left for him.

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Dec 30, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Basically, this movie is apart from the first 2 movies before.. There's nothing about Death Note, basically, just a filler chapter of L's remaining life.. So let's simply put this as a completely different movie than Death Note.

The story itself is original. Because I am from a biology major, I can say that the science feature is realistically made. The details are great (except for some details when they actually works read more with virus without any protection in some scenes). The flow of the story actually great (actually I don't understand why other people said it's crappy). It flows nicely, dragged in some parts, but overall it's really nice.

The acting: we all agree that Kenichi Matsuyama already portray's L's character really nicely.. His character is absolutely lovable. The other main character is especially good. The minor characters are also good. Nothing to complain.

The music: nothing much remarkable though. But memorable enough to build the atmosphere.

Rewatch value: truth to be told, I am not a person who actually rewatch the movies I've watched before. But this movie, I actually rewatch it (although it took a long time before I actually watch it again) It still left me amused even after watching it twice..

Overall, this movie is one of my favorites. The first and second movie of Death Note is good too, but apart from that, L is my favorite character, and I loved to see him again as the main hero.. Not only actions, this story contains moral value that we can learn.. Yes, overall, I recommend this movie :)
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6 people found this review helpful
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Jul 20, 2012
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 3.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
This movie seemed a bit pointless to me. After watching the first two death notes and having the second film end the way it did. I was unsure of what this movie would be about. Since the first two films were rounded off so nicely.

This film seems to have nothing to do with the fist two death notes, except for the fact that L's in it. But this film could be read more a completely unrelated film if it wanted to be. It doesn't even feature a death note.

For this reason I'm going to review this movie as if it was a seperate film from the death note series...

The acting was good, L is such a loveable character that he doesn't even have to say anything for you to like him. The child actors used in this film were suprisingly good for their age.

The storyline was fair, it was slow at parts and sometimes it didn't make sense to me, I wasn't sure if that was the writing or the tranlastion I watched. But I was satisfied by the ending.

I don't really remeber anything about the music. It wasn't impressionable, therefore neither good nor bad. I would have noticed if a song was completely out of place.

Overall I would say watch this movie, but don't expect it to be anywhere near as good as the first two movies. I would watch it again again just to watch L. No regrets!
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    moonziyan Jun 10, 2017


    "N. Near is a good name. You'll always be near when someone is ________."


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    Dia Jan 2, 2017

    His back must been hurt a lot. haha

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    ChristineDavenport Jul 18, 2015

    I didn't really like it. It was very pointless for me. It's not happens with me a lot of time, but in the middle of the story, I was waiting for when it will end finally. It's not Matsuyama's play, he was good, but the story was so... lame and boring.

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    Cheer Apr 7, 2015

    So I kind of found this one hard to digest. A failure for a spinoff even if I really like L's character. This wasn't worth it.
    I still love Matsuyama as L though.

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    Destati13 Jun 7, 2014

    I absolutely love this movie <3 Though it's probably because L is one of my all-time favorite characters, and because I adore Kenichi Matsuyama's portrayal of him ^^ But bias aside, I honestly really enjoyed the story of this movie as well. It's pretty much separate from the original Death Note series, but I have no complaints as this gave me a chance to see a lot of L :) Personally, I found this movie to be touching and well-made <3

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    Ranchik Mar 19, 2014

    Mediocre at it best. This movie is only suit for Matsuyama's L fangirl.

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    Ettie Nov 20, 2013

    The whole trilogy gave me diabetes.

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    ISIS22 Jul 19, 2013

    I saw all three films, in my opinion, L: Change the World is the best between them.
    Beautiful and moving film.
    L is one of my favorite characters :)
    Of course the anime is better, just brilliant!!!!

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    Emily Mar 29, 2013

    Why do I always see Korean posters for Japanese movies XD

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    nessa Mar 24, 2013

    I liked the movie.. L was my favourite chara in the death note movies, so it was great for me ^-^

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    THATCRAZYOTAKU Feb 28, 2013

    I've had this movie on a DVD for years now and I still haven't gotten a chance to watch it. Gonna try to watch it soon!

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    QueenOfMoon2 Dec 14, 2012

    I thought it was kinda cute to see another side of L ^-^
    I like the movie (:

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    b2uty Nov 23, 2012

    there were no Japanese pictures for this movie? I did a double-take when i saw that haha XD

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    nayosh Oct 10, 2012

    I think they made this one coz people like (L) character in death note


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    Feb 9, 2008
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    2 hr. 9 min.


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