Death Note: The Last Name

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TheJ
6 people found this review helpful
Oct 28, 2012
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Story: I watched this one shortly after finishing the first movie, and if I had to pick between the two, this one would definitely get my vote. It was faster paced, so you didn't feel too bored at certain parts. Much like the first one, there are things in this that are completely different from the manga and anime, and like I said with the first movie, I didn't think it hurt the movie too much.

Acting/Cast: I said in the last one that I loved Fujiwara Tatsuya and Matsuyama Kenichi as Light and L, and that definitely didn't change while watching this movie.

Toda Erika got more time in this one, as was expected, and I liked her in her role as Misa as well. In the manga/anime, my opinion on Misa always varied. I'd love her one second and then really dislike her the next. Toda Erika managed to make it so I was a Misa fan from start to finish.

Music: Again, I don't remember much of the music in this movie. The only song I can remember, other than the suspenseful music they sometimes tossed in, was a RHCP song.

Rewatch Value: I scored it one higher than the first movie because, like I said, I definitely enjoyed this one more.

Overall: Overall, I loved it. The ending in the manga had me kind of sad. The ending in the anime had me crying. The ending of the movie actually had me bawling.

My only complaint with this movie, other than that damn RHCP song, is that it seemed a little anticlimactic. The ending felt like it was too fast at times, and then too slow at times, but in the end, it was still anticlimactic.

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Katiecat
7 people found this review helpful
Nov 7, 2012
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
My first review! Lets hope I get to everything...:)

I loved the cast. Fujiwara perfectly portrayed Light, at times acting as the composed, intelligent, passionate indivitual he once was. He was clearly able to get across as someone who had lost their intentions, going mad with power and more then willing to kill to protect himself.

Matsuyama was the very image of L! It was like seeing L come to life, by the very way he sat, gorged himself on sweets, and his every expression! There was no one better then him.

The music was mediocre, it matched the mood faily well but didn't leave much of an impression.

THE STORY WAS FREAKING AWESOME. Nothing can compare. Death Note didn't have any wholes in it, and it was a piece of intellicuel art. Though for the movie some things that happened in the anime had to be left out for time purposes.

This movie is more then worth your time, and its so good you will even get a thrill out of watching it again and again.

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Grapejuice
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 5, 2012
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Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I think the sequel is better the the first movie. Special effect are better for example Ryuk looks a lot more realistic. Also a person who doesnt know anything about death note is starting to understand the story better. It has a very sad ending. The story also gets a lot more interesting due to the reason that they now start to have certain suspects. I liked it for these reasons. I did not like because the cast still doesnt satisfy me. Also I think there could have been better music for it.
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LostAerie
2 people found this review helpful
Dec 17, 2015
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Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.5
I literally just came to say that the ending was better. I hated the ending of the manga. If you hated the ending watch this for the ending and Red Hot Chili Peppers! woot!

Acting was mediocre like just about any Live-Action, sorry it's true. It comes with the cheesy props that you could see in 70's sci-fi movies.

Still worth.
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kuronekosama
2 people found this review helpful
Apr 5, 2012
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Overall 4.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 4.0
Music 3.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
You can see my review of the first movie and basically copy it here. They end up screwing with L's character at the very end, which really pissed me off. (He ends up making a decision that's quite out of character.) There is sooooo much awesomeness from the manga/anime that is completely skipped. It is devoid of all the passion and anguish that this story originally conveys. I cried like a baby while reading the manga. For the movies? Not a single tear. More than anything, I was mad that they did so little with such awesome material. *sigh*
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sakurahain
1 people found this review helpful
May 29, 2012
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Overall 6.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Well I will say that I did cry when I read the manga. The movie didn't make me feel that type of emotion at all. Again I did like Ryuk. I think the problem with this movie is that they had a weak writer who wasn't able to take the original story and transform it into a movie. The way L acted was pretty out of character, but the movie does have to be different than the manga and anime. However that's no excuse to mess up a perfectly good character. I would recommend this movie if you want to see the continuation of the first one.
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