New Netflix Death Note Trailer Hated Hard

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Netflix have posted a new trailer for its highly despised Death Note live action series, garnering the usual amount of inflammatory hatred from those who don’t want a western iteration of the glorious Nipponese franchise but bound to rake in a significant amount of income anyway due to all the attention it has mustered through the controversy.

The new trailer, which has unsurprisingly been bombarded with numerous dislikes:

Whether or not the “abominable” Death Note series will be good or bad can be determined by hardened Death Note enthusiasts come its August 25th Netflix premier.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:50 01/07/2017 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It doesn't look bad to me. Different, yes, but not necessarily bad, at least for a trailer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yeah. Could've been much worse. Definitely an improvement over the first trailer. I'll give it a chance.

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    Comment by darkjoe400
    15:03 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Willing to give it a shot. If it sucks I'll be no worse off and if its good I'll rub it in the face of all the Hardcore Death Note fans that will hate it regardless.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 01/07/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Original Light : Trusts no one
    Netflix Light : Shares his plans with a girl

    Original L : Super secretive, only shows up as a giant L on a screen
    Netflix L : Talks to the press in person

    This is Dragonball Evolution all over again. The director doesn't understand the source material

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:00 01/07/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Not judging the final product because it might be shit, but this isn't supposed to be a 1:1 adaptation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure, have L be a complete mystery for half the runtime. It's not like you have to provide a complete character in only 2 hours. Oh, wait...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:42 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    L: super secretive, reveal himself to Light...

    Comment by Anonymous

    L is supposed to be a famous detective, how do you get famous if you never show up anywhere? Hackers are about the only exception to that idea. I mean think of it from an adults point of view (like his boss or co worker), would you take someone like L seriously if he wasn't a known entity? Those complete fantasy ideas that we overlook in anime form but they don't work in live action as well because we're able to identify them more easily.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:53 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You realize that's what Sherlock Holmes did? He did not actually go out there grabbing for the fame, the cases were offered to him because nobody else could get even close to solve them. That's the reason cops didn't like him, he made them look like idiots. L follows the same concept almost to the letter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:21 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    @09:21
    Your argument has already been hit by the other posters, but I'll add this:

    Banksy is a famous yet anonymous graffiti artist. He didn't have to show up at a press conference. People take Banksy seriously. e.g. Going to his temporary amusement park Dismaland.

    Sometimes a touch of fantasy works in real life. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not sure what you mean, even if all he did was call in tips and leave his nickname he could still get famous if he was right all the time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Only william Dafoe is the right cast to play Ryuk.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I Agree it's like casting Dafoe as his spirit animal

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:54 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ron Perlman would have been better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:28 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    These better be in the movie:

    "I'll take a potato chip... and eat it!"

    "Keikaku doori."

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    Comment by Riiku
    01:53 04/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'll tell you why this will be bad. Because it won't follow the original story exactly. Because this story is written by someone much, much less talented than Tsugumi Ohba.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 02/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm not a racist but why the fuck is L a black guy?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 03/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The same reason Light is now white.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:57 02/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because Netflix is Jewish (anti-white).

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:18 03/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    L's american name is Lebron or Leroy...can't spell black wihout L.

    His character will probably die in the film when he is pulled over by a policeman and shot due to "resisting arrest."

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    L has shoes on, da fuck?

    Light rescues misa (i guess the black hair girl is misa) in the manga he would not give a fuck about her

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Who's streets?! Our streets!"
    - Antifa L

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why the fuck does L look like Antifa?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:10 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ryuk seems awesome. Also, did I see that right? Did they make L into a black guy? This shit actually looks worth watching! If only for how bad it might actually end up being.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    because muh diversity

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:02 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    My major issue with this is it looks like they're just turning it into some big ol action series with guns and explosions all the time.

    Death Note had those, but they were very rare and didn't take away from the mentality of the series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:11 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah, when I watched the trailer, it looked like a parody with all those action scenes. It's the Hollywood "not enough car chases and explosions" talking there.

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    Comment by WEL
    15:26 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    and here come the weebs with their mindless hate... They did the same thing to the Ghost in the Shell movie even though it was not just a decent to good movie but probably one of the very best live adaptations ever made of an anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:09 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    And here come the weebs calling people weebs.

    Ghost in the Shell was an entertaining enough movie. I didn't regret spending the money in a movie ticket. It wasn't a good movie, though, just decent. Only a fanboy who hasn't watched movies broadly in his life would call it good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:00 04/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ghost in the Shell was a pretty generic Hollywood movie. You can consider good if you have Transformers as your baseline but doesn't make the source justice. The special effects were cool but they overused holograms.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 03/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    wowie. oh, boy. L is a nigga. lmao. now i am tempted to watch....as a negro, i will give it 1-3 episodes.

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    Comment by Riiku
    01:49 04/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, when you hate it, you actually help promote it. Nice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:23 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @01:49
    If you kill your enemies, they win. ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 03/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't fathom all of the hatred. It's a great story that seems tailor made for local adaptions into a variety of settings and cultures. They do realize that "The Magnificent Seven" in no way disrespects "Seven Samurai", right? If they were seeking to just make the show exactly the same but without Asian characters it would be one thing. But keeping the core story and changing the setting and context to said setting seems fine. It's how great stories spread.

    To go back to Kurosawa he would be largely unknown in the west if movie fans did not learn of his work as the inspiration for their favorite things such as Magnificent Seven and Star Wars. They then in turn went exploring and found something wonderful. The same will happen here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:16 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cause the original adaptation wasn't a huge fuck fest of non sense and ridiculous over the top scenes.......

    I find this shit a galaxy away from what DBZ evo was, get your shit together and stop living in your DBZ evo trauma it's over, it's gone go see a therapist or something lol

    Weaboos are such cancer... Even justin bieber fangirls are more respectful

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:57 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Calling someone cancer must be the highest form of respect you then. Maay I call you Mr Cancer?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:30 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmm i dont hate what i see.. So instead of just blindly hating on it, im going to watch it when it comes out and decide after i finished it what i think about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    @05:30
    At least pirate it in some way then, otherwise you may regret having supported this shit after judging it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought L was addicted to candy, not watermelon and fried chicken...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:58 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    im actually totally okay with death note having a western re imagining.
    it already has 3 good japanese live action movies. and a decent japanese live action tv drama. on top of the anime, manga, and novel. they legitimately have all mediums covered. let them do something new.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    >a decent live action tv drama
    The fucking tv drama that butchering the characters to a completed mess. Kek.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    L being a nigger boy these kikes fail at this

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    L being a nigger lol kikes cant into source material expect great memes from this shit pile like the shitty ghost busters

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:47 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I Like it!
    Ryuk/Dafoe is fantastic!

    Wingard/Netflix good job! :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:50 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks diverse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope this flops so hard that "doing death note" will be the new meme for epic fail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unfortunately its Netflix. Basically nothing on netflix can flop really. Netflix shows also arent measured in the same way as tv, movies blurays etc. All they have to do us advertise it heavily amd if someone clicks it for 10 seconds..turns away its considered success. Anyone can casually check out anything on netflix when its all bundled together and no matter what it is, its easy to spin it as a success no matter qhat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So Light went from "I'm going to kill all the bad guys because I believe that is justice" to "I was going to shoot the school next week but now I will use the Death Note instead".

    Now, in the original Light beat L but Im sure as hell that he is going to lose here ("we are the bad guys now" comment raised the death flag way too high), I'm pretty curious if the ending is going to worse that Ligth vs Nero.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bullied teen revenge story. Yeah this won't bomb at all i'm sure of.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Almost everything Netflix made is amazing. I bet the people worried about the quality are the people who can't even afford Netflix. Also can we not pretend that a large amount of Otaku HATE live action adaptations no matter how good some are , don't exist?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 01/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    But muh sex junk, oh oh oh.




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