The live-action movie looks drastically different from the anime - in more ways than one - and fans around the world are finding things to fuss about.
From the casting, to the style, most people seem to be incredibly unhappy with what the film is doing.
Some do think the new film looks great, and can't wait to see it, but they're in the minority here. Those who hated the new footage have come out of the woodwork, and they are not letting up.
Take a look at how Twitter has been reacting to the new trailer, and enjoy a laugh or two amidst all the controversy.
Good News First
The positive responses to the new teaser were honestly few and far between. Many people ragged on the new movie for its casting of white actors, but there are some who seem pretty pumped about it.
I can't wait i love Death Note so seeing how Netflix handles it will be super fun— ?TheBaroness? (@OtakuGirl95) March 22, 2017
Guys live action Death Note looks ???— Nate (@toonnate430) March 22, 2017
People Are Not Happy
Aside from a few positive fans, most were overwhelmingly negative. Almost every tweet regarding the new trailer sees a fan in some kind of outrage.
Death Note trailer... pic.twitter.com/EQ1ijzo4oy— Matico (@Liaaron) March 22, 2017
Death Note was lit af but this Netflix trailer for the US adaptation sort of got me like pic.twitter.com/tl0WAcH8YG— just fátima (@fatimerz_) March 22, 2017
It Only Gets Worse
Seriously, the tweets go from bad, to worse. There is LOADS of hate online for this new trailer.
The death note Netflix series gives me a dragon ball evolution/avatar the last air bender vibe...— PALABRA? (@StephanLouis_) March 22, 2017
[writes my own name in the death note]— melanie (@twoheadedgrrl) March 22, 2017
Death Nope.— Jon Tsuei (@jontsuei) March 22, 2017
Despite the fact that the movie adaptation is a re-imagining of the story - set in Seattle and starring a black man as one of the leads - everyone is jumping back into the whiat-washing controversy once again.
Me at the White Death Note film by Netflix pic.twitter.com/Bfaay2gIfU— rachel. (@SAlLORJUPlTERS) March 22, 2017
Bro. They really are gonna ruin death note & I'm upset. With these basic ass white people. I need to speak to a manager......— ••Bacardi Babe•• (@LynLynThePanda) March 22, 2017
But, Willem Dafoe
Let's not forget, there is a silver lining to all of this. No matter how you feel about the new film. Willem Dafoe is voicing Ryuk - and that's something worth celebrating.
I've said this before, but William Dafoe as Ryuk will be the best thing about this Deathnote film.— JB Manga ? (@JBMangaYT) March 22, 2017