It isn’t the only film lambasted with whitewashing claims, with Ghost In The Shell and Matt Damon’s The Great Wall both being criticized in recent years over their casting choices.
If you fancy seeing the original, pretty superb anime based on Death Note, it’s currently streaming now on Netflix.
While Marvel’s Iron Fist has been under scrutiny for supposedly pushing a ‘white saviour’ narrative, the streaming service seem to have another sensitive debacle on their hands with an adaptation of popular Japanese manga series, Death Note.
Starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon.
Weber) and an actor (Nat Wolff) with Josh Boone’s adaptation of “The Fault in Our Stars,” Schreier’s film seems unlikely to match its predecessor’s runaway commercial success (7 million worldwide).
Which is a bit of a shame, insofar as “Paper Towns” turns out to be the better movie — less tearjerking and more affecting, and populated by characters who are presented not as paragons of cancer-riddled virtue, but rather as flawed, ordinary young individuals who are touchingly vulnerable to the social pressures and sexual anxieties of contemporary teenage life.
But Quentin is a romantic at heart, having nursed a longtime crush on his beautiful next-door neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman (Cara Delevingne), who used to climb in through his bedroom window when they were kids — a habit she dropped around the time she became the most popular girl in school.
So it’s something of a blast from the past when she appears one night and asks him to chauffeur her around the neighborhood while she takes care of some pressing business.