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  • DEATH NOTE!

  • That's right. I make movie reviews now. Two weeks after anyone cares about the movie anymore...

  • YES!

  • Death Note. Have you seen it? I got a lot of people asking me about the movie and uhhhh...

  • you know I have a lot of thoughts about it, so I thought, why not share them with the world.

  • Listen to me, what I have to say. You probably have seen or heard of Death Note. It's a Japanese manga

  • but that was made into an anime and then that was made into uh,

  • I think it was already made to a live-action, but here it is again,

  • thanks to Netflix. A live movie

  • adaptation of an anime. Ooooh boy. I'm sure it will be the greatest film of all time.

  • I'm sure Netflix won't fuck it up at all.

  • Just like they did not at all ruin my favorite manga of all time, BLAME. You did not completely butcher that shit.

  • no, not at all. Now I feel ashamed liking Blame because of how goddamn awful

  • the anime is. Thanks- thank you. Netflix. Basically Netflix

  • bought the rights to- to Death Note because it's not on Crunchyroll.

  • You can only watch it on Netflix

  • "legally." And it's probably their most popular anime. I imagine

  • it's the most popular one because whenever someone asks me, who doesn't watch anime

  • what anime to watch I always recommend them Death Note because it's such a

  • classic

  • and it's so easy to get into so I always recommend that so it makes sense that it's the most popular one on Netflix and

  • for them to then make a live movie adaptation of it if they own the rights for it, you know, it's just gonna bring in more

  • attention to it. And uh

  • you know, from a business standpoint,

  • I understand it.

  • I just don't understand what the hell that we're doing with this goddamn movie. Death Note has suffered

  • enough if you ask me, okay?

  • All the angsty teenagers that almost ruined Death Notes.. Almost. They almost ruined Death Note.

  • But you know I rewatch it not long ago, and it it still adds up. It's still an amazing anime,

  • I still would recommend people to watch it for sure. But if you haven't seen Death Note let me just explain the plot

  • it's very simple:

  • It's the story of Yagami Light, my favorite anime character of all time, who discovers

  • this death note by chance. And in it, if he writes a person's name while thinking of that person's face

  • that person will die. So Yagami Light is this genius

  • who, life is just too simple for him. He's too smart for people, and he's just bored. So for him to discover something like this,

  • he immediately thinks, 'okay, well I'm gonna use this for the greater good of humanity,

  • I'm gonna start killing all the criminals.' So you have this extremely intelligent person in charge of something incredibly dangerous

  • doing what he thinks is the right thing to do,

  • but then you have on the other side this other character named L

  • which is sort of a contrast of his character, very quirky, very funny, and light

  • but also extremely intelligent,

  • who is on the side of the law who thinks, "No what you're doing is wrong

  • I'm gonna stop you." So you get this sort of cat-and-mouse chase between the whole series

  • which is probably one of the best cat-and-mouse chases I've ever seen. It- it has

  • some of my favorite moments in any anime ever and it's just such an interesting concept of

  • what is right and what is wrong. With the film, with this live movie adaptation, they basically said, 'okay,

  • well let's take everything that is good out of this anime and remove it.

  • Just get rid of it, I don't want to see anything good in this film except Ryuk'

  • Ryuk was cool, but whatever.. Apparently the director of this film

  • received death threats because fans were just so upset about

  • some of the choices in this film. First of all it's completely

  • Americanized, so there's no Japanese cast, so people already start cultural appropriation

  • Apparently Adam Wingard had to delete his twitter because people were just too mean...

  • too mean about the choices in this film some. Some- at least one person

  • sat down and wrote "Adam Wingard"

  • in their notebook... some fucking, someone tried, someone must have tried. And I just want to criticize his film.

  • I like some of Adams previous work. I thought "You're Next" was really good, so I try to go into this with an open mind

  • thinking okay well you know what I want to enjoy this. I wanna like this.

  • What's so great about the anime is the two main characters and how

  • they interact with each other. As I explained, Yagami Light who is this genius...

  • you couldn't have a more perfect character to find this death note. He is extremely

  • calculated, nothing gets past this guy.

  • And oh I bet he has a huge dick as well. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • When he first discovers the death note,

  • he's extremely cautious with it, and he wants to make sure that no one else..

  • no one else can find out that he has this because obviously that would mean

  • huge consequences.

  • So he builds this contraction that holds it in... "You see once the ink reservoir is inserted,

  • it acts as an insulator preventing the flow of electricity around the circuit."

  • When light finds the death note in the live adaptation,

  • you know, you think he's being smart with it as well...

  • but no! he just fucking goes to gym class and reads it in public!

  • And then he shows this to this girl to get laid!

  • NO! I say NO! Too far! He went too far.

  • "He was a sociopath just because he's dead does not mean a tragedy. I just wish I'd seen it.."

  • I'm guessing this girl is supposed to be Misa.

  • This fucking girl

  • Which is probably one of the most annoying characters ever. In the anime ,Misa gets thrown into the mix of the story

  • and it's- she sort of just messes everything up because she's so goddamn annoying, But in the anime he uses her to further himself

  • he uses her to

  • to get to his goal, to get to his goal,

  • of becoming this God that he wants to be. Here, in the movie,

  • he uses it to get laid... He does it to get laid...

  • God.. fucking.. how? You have probably one of the most interesting characters of all time

  • and you just reduce him to this fucking pathetic little bitch.

  • Now let me just be clear and- and *spoiler alert* here, okay, Yagami Light is gay okay?

  • Yagami

  • backwards is "I'm gay" If you want more proof than that,

  • I don't know what to tell you, but I do have it so shut up!

  • This is one part in the anime that not a lot of people don't seem to understand. They're like 'uh.. was weird..

  • why- what just happened?'

  • It's because that- he's gay, okay? "What are you doing?" It's this part where L massages his feet.

  • "I thought I might help you out, you were busy wiping yourself off anyway." How does Hollywood make a gay character straight?

  • I thought they were supposed to be

  • progressive. I always read it as

  • you have the character Yagami Light who... he's a sociopath

  • he only loves himself.

  • But he has at least the character L that he sees as his equal, someone on his level,

  • and that's the only person that he could at least, other than himself,

  • care about. That's how I saw it at least and that's how I saw the relationship.

  • Later on they introduced L in the movie, and it's

  • it's probably the character that is the closest to the actual

  • anime.

  • He's this quirky character, he eats the sweets all the time, he sits in a real weird way. He's just a weird character.

  • And he is that way because he's supposed to be the contrast of- of Yagami who is this really calculated, composed,

  • always-keep-it-cool character.

  • But I guess that doesn't matter, I don't know why they just fucking, whatever... When L is introduced the anime very early,

  • he does something so smart and so clever that you're like whoa!

  • This guy is actually for real,

  • You know? This is actually a true rival to Yagami Light. Here in the movie,

  • you really just get, 'Ah, he did something really smart, ah here

  • he is' It's the epitome of show, don't tell. They just went with the easier option.

  • So Yagami and his gay little girlfriend are, they just start killing people together. She's the one really pushing for it

  • it's really lame. I don't understand it, but yeah, they just keep killing all the criminals yadda, yadda, yadda...

  • super lame...

  • ruin my life.. And yeah, no, they have computer science class, and they're like "hey

  • let's go to 4chan and look up people to kill"

  • And then they introduce the only sort of interesting

  • concept of the film which is

  • can we really kill people just based of rumors?

  • Which is of course never explored again, so it doesn't really matter.

  • But in the anime, you have this amazing concept of is it two people wanting justice, L and Kira, they both want justice

  • but they have different ideas of how that looks like. So they go against each other. I mean that's brilliant

  • There's also the concept of Yagami light. He thinks he's doing good, but

  • it's actually evil, it's actually pretty messed up. And by the end of it you think okay,

  • well is he a bad character?

  • Is he a bad person? Or did the death note turn him into a bad person? Are bad people

  • inherently bad people, or do they become bad people when things affect them? Is that explored in the film?

  • No, it isn't!

  • It's basically reduced to 'oh, let's go to 4Chan and look at bad people,

  • let's- let's kill em!'

  • No, we can't do that, you crazy bitch.

  • Whatever you're not getting my pussy...

  • But you know at least in the movie

  • you get to see the head explodes really splooshy heads. Everyone's head is just made of

  • gelatin apparently...

  • I don't even know if I can show it but...

  • everyone who dies basically is just made of rubber. They're made of gelatin.

  • That's pretty cool. We also get the funny face reactions. I mean look at this fine piece of acting right here

  • *Screaming*

  • In the actor's defense I sort of understand what he was going for,

  • Yagami Light always has these strange looking faces.

  • There's some stills from the anime that are just like, what the fuck!

  • What happened here?

  • But that, that's the thing cuz Yagami is this character

  • and he's always composed, no matter what, you know, even if he's discovered.

  • Even if he's at the brink of you know losing everything, he's always composed. So when he breaks character

  • it's a big deal, and you're like 'whoa' and he makes these crazy looking faces, So I understand that he's trying to make funny faces

  • based on like the anime, but it just like dude. It's not that... It's not how... that's not why

  • *Screaming mixed with Killer Keemstar*

  • But people are just hating on him so much for making these faces. I get it

  • I don't think it was that bad to be honest

  • I don't know. Out of all the bad things out of the movie, I don't think he is the worst.

  • There's even a chase scene in the film. I'm not kidding. There's a chase scene

  • Why is there a chase scene Hollywood?

  • You have these two

  • smartest people in it and they have a conflict, what do they do? They chase each other!

  • My camera stopped working

  • Here I am a day later

  • And I'm gonna try and finish this video. The point

  • I was making with the chase...

  • L and Light are two intellectuals. In the anime

  • they know who each other are and it's all about out-witting each other,

  • it's all about who can be the first one to outwit the other and expose him.

  • They are both perfectly aware of each other and what they are. But seemingly

  • everyone else doesn't really understand what's going on, but these guys are just on another level.

  • But then you have them on a goddamn chase scene! It's so stupid! That's the only way I can express it to scream

  • Why did you have to murder these characters?

  • I don't understand! Make a remake... Fine!

  • But make it of something else god damn it! You ruin Blame for me. You ruined one of my favorite mangas Netflix

  • I can barely look at it now. Everyone's like 'oh, I watched that favorite manga that you have... uh, Blame

  • it was shit.' YEAH, OF COURSE IT WAS SHIT CAUSE NETFLIX MADE IT SHIT!

  • ITS NOT MY FAULT!

  • Go watch Death Note, it's an amazing anime. You'll love it. I think it's ahh..

  • no matter what age you are, or

  • who you are, it's a classic, and if you need any more anime recommendations... I got you fam

  • don't worry about it. Just write a comment. Also leave a like if you enjoyed this video

  • it's very different, but I like to do different things so lemme know if it works out and ahh...

  • Squad Fam Out!

  • *Screaming*

DEATH NOTE!

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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