Sunday, February 24, 2008

L: Change the World

Synopsis - A God of Death dropped a notebook which had the power to kill people. Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara) found the notebook and tried to become Kira, God of a new crime-free world by executing criminals with the notebook. L (Kenichi Matsuyama), a genius detective confronted Kira who was his toughest enemy ever. At last, L managed to close the case of Kira but had to pay a painful price. After making the hardest decision ever, another serious case confronts L. There are only 23 days left and without his best partner Watari (Shunji Fujimura), L has to solve the case all by himself for the very first time. A boy and a girl hold the keys to solving this case and L had to get into a desperate situation to protect the kids. L has solved many cases previously through monitors and using his brain power as he has never appeared in public as L. This is the first and last case that he has to deal with people in person. A person who obtains the most horrible weapon “Death God” created by human says the same thing as Kira... ”I am going to change the world.” What will happen to L? Is anything in the world going to be changed? The turbulent 23 days even L cannot predict awaits him. The most exciting and moving countdown has now begun!

Review - Well what can I say, I never thought I would watch this show because this is a total spin-off and it doesn't tally with the real story in the Deathnote manga so I guess the only reason to make this film was basically to use L as a money tree. However, after watching the film, I was rather taken aback because I felt that the whole story was pretty well shot and the plot was there and it explored the other side of L many people did not see in the two Deathnote movies. The guy who acted as L was really into it and he just made L come alive. It did not disappoint me a lot although there was quite a lot of recollection needed to understand the story in the beginning because as you know this movie is a continuation of the Deathnote movie and not the manga. So maybe its a good idea to watch the two Deathnote movies first then check this out.

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