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Why Are Whitewashed Movies Usually Bad?


Netflix’s highly-anticipated adaptation of Japan’s Death Note franchise is finally here, and the results are… Not pretty. While the movie has a niche group of supporters, the general consensus lands somewhere between ambivalence and outright hate. The film sits at a paltry 41 on Metacritic and many longtime fans are taking umbrage at two main flaws: the dumbing-down of the original story, and the whitewashing of the entire cast as a result of its American setting.

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SarcasticDuck1121d ago

because like the term "whitewashed" points out, this movies are made by cashgrabbers for a dumb american audience.

WizzroSupreme1121d ago

Because when studios don't care about a product, they obviously don't care about sensitivity.