Death Note: Light Up the New World (Blu-ray release 2017-4-19) is the sequel to Death Note 2: The Last Name (2006).  10 years after the previous movie, the film company decides they want to earn more money from this franchise, so Shinigami drops more Death Note to the world, such that random people can perform mass killings by writing people’s names in the Death Note.  In L’s absence we have his successor investigating the new deaths and to find out the new Kira – the mastermind behind the new killings.

Before the climax, the movie is ok but not exciting.  During the early part of the climax, some stupidity is involved – this is unforgivable because Death Note investigations have to be really intelligent.  In order to have a surprising ending, it degrades into a series of nonsense.

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