Write a name on a note and that person will die is what the Netflix release DEATH NOTE is going to be about, and the hint is this preview and title of the movie itself. At first, I was extremely interested in watching Death Note, however, once I completed this teaser preview below, my high hopes tanked severely. See if you can figure out why below.
If you didn’t figure out why my hopes suddenly went from great concept with the actual death note to sudden doom of the movie, it’s because of the freakishly bizarre rodent/Satan/thorny shadowy thing with the glowing eyes that speaks very good English that the apparent star of the show peeks to his periphery to see. Basically, I’m not a great big fan of the horror in shows or flicks that zoom in and try to spook me with something unreal.
Sure, I’m all for movies like Alien and Predator which to me are more of a thrill ride, but for a flick like this one, it kills all my joy to see some unreal dude in a costume dressed up like a monster trying to scare me.
I would have preferred this Death Note book to have some curse on it from way back in ancient times somewhere and the guy just runs up on it and fills in the blanks realizing that the crap actually happens in some psychologically torn, sick way and it all comes back to get him…without the dark organism-ish thing that speaks English behind him. I’m so over that type of horror/thrill because the fact that I take it as UN-real mitigates, or lessens, the fear factor.
The teaser alone for Death Note I give a 3 out of 5. Hopefully, I’m wrong about it when I watch. (Yeah, I am still watching, but I doubt I’ll get spooked.) Anyway, since I’ve already broken down my thoughts, here is the fair shake of Death Note in full with the synopsis from the YouTube video description:
“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.”
If you read closely, Death Note originated from the Death Note manga series written and illustrated by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Again, if you like Japanese Manga, then by all means, Death Note is all you, and in all fairness, the synopsis is great! However, they could have left the monster out of the movie. I would have enjoyed it better. I still might. We shall see, but for now, the preview at mas o menos, but hopefully, I will update my thoughts right here at this post when I see the movie in full and it proves me totally wrong.
This is something that I’d rather read because we all know reading it is much better…so I just might. Read the whole thing here (and that’s the box set pictured up top).
When five friends head off on the trip of their lifetimes, terror strikes, cutting the start of their adventurous vacation into a full blown deadly nightmare!
Completely stranded with nowhere to turn for help, these five friends end up fighting for their lives once they enter the darkness, destruction and death lurking inside the Gates of Doons when they are stalked and hunted down by a relentless evil that thirsts for their fear and blood!
Will they escape, or will death corner them lifeless INSIDE THE GATES OF DOONS?