Most fans and critics seem to agree that Netflix's live-action adaptation of Death Note is terrible. Fans of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's popular anime/manga franchise have expressed their problems with the film's anti-hero/protagonist, Light Turner (Natt Wolf). Although we're aware that the Netflix version isn't meant to be a direct adaptation to the Japanese story, fans could agree that Light Turner is a poor imitation of the original Light Yagami.
The scene above is one of the reasons why fans think the character was ruined in director Adam Wingard's film. If you're familiar with the graphic novel or anime series, you'd know that the original Light is a calculating prodigy who's not big on dramatic displays, so that's why the scene of him screaming above shows an entirely different character from the Japanese version. Light wouldn't screan like a wussy like that, and that's why fans believe that the new Death Note completely ruined the badass character that they love.
What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies? We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone's name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.
Death Note is now available to stream on Netflix.
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