I actually just noticed the other day that a theater where I work was playing this. Having nothing to do, I went and saw it tonight.
I'm not a fan of dubs on live action, but it wasn't too bad. Surprisingly, the only voice that didn't quite fit was Light's which is odd because I don't mind it for the anime. My main gripe was that they didn't subtitle anything written in Japanese. I mean come on. Didn't anybody screen this and go, "Hmmmm, maybe Americans will have a tough time reading all the Japanese". The only time any writing was subtitled was when Light reads the Death Note rules, of course those were Japanese subtitles for the English written Death Note…
Ryuuk was a little weird, clearly the Japanese production companies don't have the same CGI budget as those in Hollywood, but the look grew on me as the movie went on. He was pretty funny too, the VA did a good job.
L of course was frickin excellent. That actor really nailed the character. I was cracking up the whole time.
I was pretty impressed with how closely they stuck to the story. The only big change was how Light dealt with Naomi, but it made sense since it ended up being the climax of the movie. All in all it was pretty good, though I would have preferred seeing it subbed.
Does anybody know if there is going to be a sequel? It sure seemed paced right for a good trilogy.
This sounds like a great way to catch some kind of insidious airborne disease.
I'm already getting a scratch in my throat. Should've brought a damn gas mask…