Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Light Yagami finds a black notebook simply marked Death Note. In no time he discovers the book has certain powers, he has only to write a person's name in the book, think of their face and they die almost instantly of a massive heart attack. Light decides to use the power to rid the world of all evil by killing every criminal. When the thugs start dropping like flies Light's father, the police captain, winds up investigating the case. It seems to be impossible to find the killer since the deaths are all by heart attack so they enlist the help of a super genius only known as L to help solve the crime. Light is unable to eliminate L because he does not know his real name. It becomes a battle of wits between L and Light, each trying to discover the identity of the other.
Death Note I noticed there was a Death Note 2 as well so I watched them back to back). I'm sure the writer's of this story spent long hours discussing the outcome. The sheer imagination and calculation that went into finding the source of the murders was mesmerizing. Sure there's a huge ass crappy cgi character hanging around but who cares, the plot is so engaging. Really glad I found this one, well three actually(I just discovered a Death Note 3 is in existence). Great stuff if you dig movies that make you think.