A Wanker’s Literary Reaction: Death Note Trailer

by thethreepennyguignol

When I was fourteen, I nicked all the Death Note books from my brother’s shelves and haven’t returned them to this day. I still feel moderately guilty about it. I lay this bare in front of you now so that we might move into this trailer review with a clean slate. To the first Death Note trailer!

0:06: So, how many comic-cons have you been to where at least ten dozen fourteen-year-olds, giddy on their first adventure into serious geekery, have a cheap notebook with Death Note written out carefully on the front in the specific manner in which it appears in the mangas? Just me? Moving on, this is a cool shot.

0:10: OH MY GOD WHO DOES NAT WOLFF REMIND ME OF THIS IS GOING TO DRIVE ME INSANE

0:12: I still sort of aspire to be Ryuk. Also, anyone else think they could have chucked the special effects and just given Willem Defoe a funny wig and no-one would have been able to tell the difference?

0:17: That music is….aggressive.

0:19: Uh….cheerleaders? Alright? I suppose Misa being a J-pop star wouldn’t really translate into the American version.Seems like smoking during a routine would be counterintuitive to the cardio endurance you’d need to cheer though, no?

0:21: Right cancel everything that’s L, aka, the reason anyone read these books ever.

0:32: I like Light’s jolly jumper.

0:34: OH NO PEOPLE JUMPING OFF BUILDINGS, WHAT’S HIS JOLLY JUMPER DOOONE

0:39: The fuck is this shot with the big wheel? The fuck is this? Can I just have someone adapt this damn series without adding their own bloody sodding spin on it? The story and characters are fine as they are, just let them be dammit!

0:46: Alright, you can fuck up a lot, but this shot of Ryuk is *kisses fingers like European chef*. Overall, I give it an “I wish this was a full series instead of a movie but who am I kidding I’m totally watching this the day it comes out”. What do you guys think?

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