Yup, just back from watching Death Note: The Last Name sneak preview (yay for free tickets
All I can say is that the movie is a real good watch for anime fans (although I have a few complaints here and there). I haven't read the manga or watched the anime (yet), but from what I know, the movie deviates a lot from the manga. Here's what I think about the movie...SPOILERS AHEAD!
First off, I don't know why, but I really disliked Light's character in this film...sure he was smart and all, but he was a total brat in playing mind games with L. I was just waiting for him to be beaten at his own game (which happened in the end, thankfully).
L's character was much more likeable, but why did he have to die in the end
? (At least he had a peaceful death, can't say the same for Watari...) All his quirks were really well acted out and I found him very funny. I really pity Mr. Yagami (that Iron Chef guy, apparently he dies in the manga) and Rem as well. Misa Amane was an interesting character, but I wish she wouldn't whine so much and be so clingy -.-. And Takada Kiyomi was just...megalomaniacal
. Still, I couldn't catch on to certain stuff in the movie, like the Death Note's complicated rules and L's death (I had to read the synopsis over the Net to actually understand it
My biggest gripe about the film would be its practically non-existant soundtrack. The music was often not dramatic enough, and worse still, no music played for some dramatic scenes
END OF SPOILERS. So, that's what I think of the movie. I'll definitely recommend anybody who loves watching anime (in other words, can tolerate fantastical plots) or loves reading detcective stories to watch DN:TLN. Now, all they need to do is make a movie all about L's daily life