Desu nôto 2 (Death Note: The Last Name)
Let me start by mentioning that I haven’t seen Part 1. With that said, watching the sequel made it a little slower to understand, since reading all the rules in the beginning of the movie were a little overwhelming.
Basically, it’s almost a death game, with death gods assigned to whoever carries the Death Note-book. The main character, Light, is the infamous Kira who kills for justice, but is the main target for the police, particularly "L", who is a teenage detective, who is set on proving that Light is "Kira."
Have I lost you?
Anyway, with that said, it really was a cat and mouse game, with the death gods being traded here and there, people transferring the Death Note, different motives, and a sub-agenda of romance, friendship, and social responsibility. I actually was drawn into the movie after 20 mins. of head scratching…and wanted eagerly to finish the movie.
Then came the disappointments. One being the ending…which was like eating a tuna sandwich from a school cafeteria (I don’t even like tuna). And two- the hokey 3D computer generated death gods.
But the characters were pretty varied, unique, and enjoyable.