Let’s face it, the Internet can be a lot harsher than a high school playground filled with oversized bullies. Social media has become a platform for fans to call out Hollywood on their epic fails and missteps. If these tweets are to be believed, Netflix’s Death Note movie is the latest failure worth roasting.
Even though the project came under fire at first for whitewashing, many fans were excited about the live-action adaptation of the manga series. Sadly, it seems that Death Note doesn’t live up to the expectation. Twitter users are pointing out that the movie changed key plot points and reimagined the main character into a completely different person:
[ONE PERFECT SHOT] Death Note (2017) | Dir: Adam Wingard pic.twitter.com/0IF2d7Lo02
— ｉｔａｃｈｉ (@lauringus) August 25, 2017
More substance than Death Note Netflix pic.twitter.com/RQUXmxPo2l
— F-World (@ForneverWorld) August 27, 2017
just watched death note's netflix movie and i'm gonna rewatch the original to cleanse myself
— Anzu (@anzujaamu) August 27, 2017
Looks like the Netflix Death Note was written by the same person who writes the Minion motivational posters. pic.twitter.com/uX7SrYXlZD
— I HATE EVERYTHING (@IHE_OFFICIAL) August 27, 2017
Just finished watching the Netflix Death Note Movie… what a shit film SUPER DISAPPOINTED!
— OtakuKing オタク キング (@LitAnimeKing) August 28, 2017
5 minutes of "Death Note" and I am done with it. Really? A white boy is playing Light Yagami. No way am I watching this shit.
— Vivek Tejuja (@vivekisms) August 28, 2017
Welp the death note movie was disappointing
— Will/Kyle (@Will_LAK_) August 28, 2017
what's wrong with Death Note movie? it's not only that they whitewashed the characters, Netflix whitewashed the whole concept and plot.
— 🍑tatouji (@Tatouji) August 28, 2017
death note sucked so bad I'm actually happy I was interrupted to find out I was being cheated on this whole time
— G (@gabriellemxx) August 27, 2017
How much alcohol do I need to watch the Netflix Death Note adaptation?
— James Tynion IV (@JamesTheFourth) August 27, 2017
WATCHING THE NETFLIX DEATH NOTE MOVIE I TS S O B a d LMAAOO pic.twitter.com/piYPr6ZKxp
— JEIBON (@jeibon_com) August 27, 2017
Death Note follows a high school student, Light Turner, who discovers a notebook that enables him to kill anyone whose name he writes in it. The only catch is that he needs to know his victim’s name. What Light doesn’t realise is that the book was dropped on Earth by the Death God Ryuk. Ryuk, curious to see what would happen when Light starts using the book, helps him to discover all of the power contained within.
It doesn’t take long for things to take a turn for the worst, as Light who initially uses the book for what he deems good, ends up being investigated by a brilliant detective named L. Light has to keep evading L in the hope that he won’t be caught.
The film is being directed by Adam Wingard and stars Nat Wolff, Margret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, and Willem Dafoe.
Death Note was recently released on Netflix.