Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Death Note or as the Japanese say Desu Noto

I have to admit I've fallen under the spell of the Death Note. My favorite character is L and the Shinegami Rykuu. I've been recommending the live-action Death Note movies to friends. It seems that the rest of my friends don't agree with me and think I'm completely nuts for recommending the movie. I've heard criticisms about the series that it doesn't take a strong stance on Light Yagami's vigilante justice. Which is exactly why I enjoy it. How many times do you have to deal with a movie drilling its message over and over? I think a stance is taken but you aren't beaten over the head with it. The series through Light's actions take you on the journey to where you come to a conclusion about the character. Do you hate him? Is what he's doing wrong? I think there are a few key moments that define this character and by the end you see what kind of person he becomes. Check it out and let me know if you disagree?

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