L: Change the World (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

L: Change the World (2008)





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A detective has a tight deadline to crack a case that could claim the lives of millions in this crime drama, a spin-off from the Desu Notu (Death Note) franchise. L (Kenichi Matsuyama) is a cop with a serious sweet tooth and a fondness for gadgets who has been handed a very important assignment. A group of environmental radicals who want to decimate the Earth's population in the name of a greener world have gotten their hands on a potent man-made virus that could wipe out half the globe if it is released. It's L's job to track down the eco-terrorists and see that the virus is kept under wraps, but after signing his own name in the Death Book, he's given himself only 23 days to bring the radicals to justice. L: Change the World was the opening-night attraction at the 2008 Udine Far East Film Festival and was a major box-office success in Japan.


Renji Ishibashi
as Shin Kagami
Sei Hiraizumi
as Dr. Koichi Matsudo
Yuta Kanai
as Tamotsu Yoshizawa
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(** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Not as good as the first film but better than the second one. I can't quite recommend it, but fans of the first two will probably enjoy it the most.


The third installment/spinoff is not as loyal to the series, and the whole mystery element is gone. Though L is still fun to watch at work.

Johnny Li
Johnny Li

One of the best live action adaptations of a Japanese anime. I had the honor of seeing it in the theater with subtitles and I enjoyed it immensely! The two other movies are both well done and continue the storyline. Which is not a literal or line by line remake of the anime.

John H
John H

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