Death Note

Death Note ★★½

PROS:
- Willem Dafoe was a great casting choice
- Film contains the right amount of style, both visually and with the soundtrack
- Had the right amount of cheesiness to it, much like the rest of Wingard's filmography

CONS:
- Light should have been casted better
- A bit cluttered. Trying to cram a whole anime series into one film

Of the two anime adaptations this year, I definitely thought Ghost In The Shell was a much stronger film. This one was a lot more cheesy, although I've come to expect that from Wingard given his previous track record. His specialty seems to be cheesy, but fun.

Overall I'd recommend giving this a chance without expecting to hate it based on the large number of overwhelmingly negative reviews, although I'm sure it's not for everyone.

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