Sunday, February 24, 2008

A disappointment -- L: Change the World

SPOILER ALERT. Stop reading this if you intend to watch the movie, "L: Change the World".

My disappointment mainly stems from the fact that the villains in the movie are just lousy. They see humanity as a problem to the earth & thus decide to minimize the population (Yes, that sure sounds like Ra's al Ghul's ideal) by developing some sort of a mutated virus (a hybrid of the deadly Ebola virus with the common, highly contagious Influenza virus).

Hardly original (the use of a hybrid virus as weapon is also introduced--I believe not for the first time, either--in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. II) & not to mention that the baddies are way below the level of Kira's, the antagonist in Death Note movies.

Alfred Hitchcock was once quoted to say, "The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture". This movie, if successful, is surely only because of the hype created thanks to the previous Death Note movies (if you think they are good, try reading the manga.)

Maybe I'm just sore because after the credits roll, the additional scene is VERY brief. It only shows L leaving his chair & a text appears mentioning his real name (it's L Lawliet) & that he rests in peace. Duh. It will be much better if the additional scene is about N (or Near) & how he'll take over L's legacy as a genius & eccentric detective.

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