Okay, first, I have seen the anime and I loved it. I will judge the film based off of this. I knee this was going to be an extremely hard movie to make because the anime is 37 episodes long, with many different plot points. This is nothing like the anime, and the biggest problem with it is the feud between Light and L is completely gone. The transition to Light's evil mannerisms is too quick, and charactet development is lacking. The most intriguing moments of the anime are gone, and filled with really bad romance scenes. Ryuk, however, is played to perfection, and the special effects are quite good. But, in the long run, these don't help the horrible storyline that ultimately leads to nothing. Give this one a pass.
Okay, time for another rant. Since everyone and there mother thinks this is the scariest movie of all-time, i need to put up a review. This is the most disappointing film of the year do far for me. If you think a clown jumping at the camera, or zombies in a tunnel, or other cliched scare tactics, you will be in heaven. If you are a legit horror movie fan that likes suspense and tension in your films, than you might as well give this a miss. This is a comedy, plain and simple. No scene in the film was remotely scary. However, every line that came out of ritchie's mouth was a joke. The balance between this comedy/horror mashup was absolutely horrendous. NO character building for quite a few of the characters, si that made me give zero crap about them at all. The jewish kid in the movie had a fear of some disfigured woman, and it is the funniest looking thing i have seen this year, if i saw that stupid thing i would die of laughter. In conclusion, a worthless cliche, and stupid horror/comedy that adds nothing new or entertaining to the genre. Please give it a pass.
A very lukewarm torture porn that takes it easy on the torture porn, makes sense right. It trys to be grotesque and disturbing, but is surprisingly tame for what it claims to be. The dialogue is kinda dull as well. The "twist" endong could be seen from a mile away and was pretty unshocking. The build-up to the dinner party, however, was engaging and kept me interested. The party itself is where the movie fell apart.