Horror Freak News readers who read my review of Adam Wingard’s Death Note, which arrived on Netflix last Friday, know that I loved it. They also know that I’m also familiar with Death Note’s source material and complex core mythologies. The bestselling Japanese manga has spawned an anime series and 3 live-action films, but Wingard’s Death Note sparse nothing, revealing all of Death Notes secrets and subtexts in a single film.
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While this approach made Death Note incredibly satisfying for some, the film may have felt complex to those not familiar with the source material. Indeed, there’s a ton of stuff going on, and without extensive character development and exposition, a lot of crucial information can slip through the cracks.
If you saw Death Note but felt befuddled by sensory overload, the video below is just for you; check out DEATH NOTE (2017) Ending + Twists Explained from premiere YouTube critic FoundFlix below. It’ll shed light on themes and actions you might have missed while putting Wingard’s film into proper historical context.
Even if you saw Death Note and loved it, you may still find the video illuminating (I did!). Give it a whirl and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Official Synopsis: Explained the Ending + Twists in the new Netflix movie adaption of DEATH NOTE starring Natt Wolff, Margaret Qualley and Willem Dafoe. Plus looking at what choice I believe L makes in the finale.
About FoundFlix on YouTube: FoundFlix specializes in cult and horror content, bringing you some of my favorite forgotten gems and celebrating cult’s best moments.
Check out the trailer and synopsis for Death Note, now streaming on Netflix, below.
Official Synopsis: Light Turner, a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L.
Death Note stars Lakeith Stanfield, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, and Nat Wolff
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