Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, directed by Sung Jin Ahn and written by J. M. DeMatteis, was one wild ride, and I loved every minute of it! The film is about Deathstroke (Michael Chiklis) trying to save his family from H.I.V.E, and he will stop at nothing to protect them from Jackal (Chris Alex).
The animation in this film is one of my favorite animations WB has done. The animation style felt like I was watching a badass motion comic. The action was great, and it grabs your attention right away. Big kudos to the team involved with the animation and fight sequences.
The story was written incredibly well. We’re so used to Slade Wilson being a cold-blooded mercenary that it felt good to get a nice change of pace for the character. Seeing a part of his backstory, trying to find himself, and fighting for his family made me feel for Slade. I would like to see Slade being written a lot more like this in other media too because this film knocked it out of the park.
Overall, this was a great film. In my opinion, this is one of DC’s best-animated films I’ve seen. The cast was great, clean animation, and good storytelling, the film is a triple threat. I hope that there’s a sequel for this film because it deserves it.
9 out of 10
Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons is available now on digital, and will be released on Blu-ray starting August 18, 2020.