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Carrie ([personal profile] starfcker) wrote2009-03-26 10:29 pm

L: Change The World

I usually don't devote time and energy in order to complain, at length, about movies that I hate. But good god. This movie would have been terrible even if it wasn't trying to be a Death Note Movie.

Okay, so we all know that the Death Note live action movies are bad. Really bad. This is not up for debate. I wanted to give them a chance, especially when someone lied to me and told me that the Light was spot-on. XD Dude, no.

I had the first movie on for exactly five minutes when I decided that there was nothing in the world that would allow me to enjoy it. Why?

Light's nails.

Look at them. Just...take a minute and ponder. This just might be me being a characterization whore, but Light, being the properly-groomed, pretty boy that he is, would never let his nails look like that. I'm sorry. Call me picky, but seriously. Just no.

Anyway, yes. That is the thing that set my bias ball rolling against these movies. Now, on to this, the third installment. Let's ignore that they blew the plot ending to hell at the end of the second one with L WRITING HIS OWN NAME IN THE NOTE BECAUSE HE KNEW LIGHT WAS GOING TO AND HE WANTED TO BEAT LIGHT TO IT.

Oh, look. I killed me first. Checkmate, Light-kun. Checkmate.

So now, this is taking place during the 23 days in which L has left to live. So what happens? An attempt by a radical party at ending the world via a combination of the flu and ebola, of course.

This is "F"

Random, made up Wammy's kid that dies within the first 15 minutes of the movie. I think that there are/were enough Wammy's kids for them to not have had to invent new ones, but okay. He gets blown to hell by a MISSLE after being infected with this insane virus. So I'll accept that.

This is "K," another Wammy's kid that was pulled out of the vortex. Only she gets to be the baddie, so that makes her slightly more interesting than "F." Only slightly.

Some random things that made me lol irl.

Superior acting, as always.

I was too lazy to shop in an arrow, but if you look closely, you can see that the box by his feet from which he extracted the knife, was just that. A metal box containing a knife, and nothing more.

I believe that the following is possibly the most drawn out, hilarious death scene I've ever witnessed.


Now, about L:


I think the main problem with L is that they played off of his quirks to a ridiculous extent and all but ignored his intelligence in favor of making him an interesting spectacle. If you don't know L, seeing him for the first time in this movie would give you the impression that he had never talked to another human being, ever, never walked outside, never did ANYTHING except sit around and drink shit with too much sugar and make donut-kebobs.

Yes, L has some funny ass quirks. It's part of who he is. But to blow them out of proportion like that and have it overrule the fact that he is...the world's top three detectives is highly insulting.

And finally:

Guess who that is?

I'll give you a second...



Because yes, Near is a Vietnamese boy who just happens to be the lone survivor of a small village destroyed by an engineered virus. Oh, and remember when L named Near?

Yeah, me either.

So that's about it. To point out every little thing that is wrong with this movie would be to upload it to this post, which I have no desire to do. Those are just basically the things that stood out to me.

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
you sound upset...

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 03:28 am (UTC)(link)

You think?

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
i think i love you even more than i already that possible?

dude. why are they trying to ruin Death Note with lame ass live action movies that ruin such a great awesome series. makes me sad. ;_;

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
lol yes. It's entirely possible.

Haha, I'm waiting for the U.S. version that's supposed to come out. XD That's gonna get ripped to hell by everyone.

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
oh gah the us version. >.> i heard that jesse mccartney was gonna play Light..wonder if that's true. bleh.

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
haha. I heard um...what's his face. Zach something from high school musical.

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 03:48 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that guy.

The scary part is that if he takes the time to actually learn how to act properly, he might just pull it off. D=

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
well...he at least has the looks....but he better learn the part!

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
agreed. But they've gotta give him some contacts and get rid of those baby blues.

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
Ahem, only to start some shit, I will remind all......


[identity profile] 2009-03-27 04:05 am (UTC)(link)

and i hear they are gonna do a live action Cowboy Bebop..with Keanu Reeves playing Spike. :o

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 04:07 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 04:09 am (UTC)(link)

I read about it on some anime site. i haven't heard any definite thing though.

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 04:10 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 01:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Keanu Reeves should wake up EVERY morning and say a prayer to the gods for the OMGWTF that is his entirely undeserved wealth and fame.

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the kindness of watching this for me so I never have to.

[identity profile] 2009-03-27 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I mean, I knew it was gonna be bad, but I was honestly surprised at HOW bad it was. Me and John were watching youtube clips that showed L running and John was like "L should not run-ever" You should have seen how this actor like totally exaggerated his posture. It was both hilarious and terrible.

But yeah, it was like taking the worst fanfic ever and putting it on film, complete with L being completely OOC.