Ten years ago, Slade Wilson-aka the super-assassin called Deathstroke-made a tragic mistake and his wife and son paid a terrible price. Now, a decade later, Wilson's family is threatened once again by the murderous Jackal and the terrorists of H.IV.E. Can Deathstroke atone for the sins of the past-or will his family pay the ultimate price?
Michael Chiklis, who voices Slade/ Deathstroke previously played Commissioner Barnes in the DC TV Series"Gotham" (2014-2019) and Ben Grimm/The Thing in two Fantastic Four movies. See more »
In the box of possessions Joseph is packing up from his old bedroom is a family photo of himself sitting on Slade's shoulders at a playground, with his mother standing to their left. In the photo, Slade's eye patch is covering the incorrect eye. This is most-likely an example of a flipped-frame, since when the photo was seen earlier, the orientation of the eye patch was correct, and his mother is on their right. See more »
I believe this one was aimed for the fans...
Right, well I sat down to watch this 2020 DC animated movie without knowing whom the Deathstroke character is, aside from being familiar with his name. So I didn't really know what to expect from director Sung Jin Ahn or writer J.M.DeMatteis.
I can't really say that I was overly impressed with "Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons". Sure it was watchable, but it wasn't outstanding or memorable as some of the other DC animated movies available. So I suppose this one was aimed specifically at the fans.
Something that I did like about "Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons", though, was the art style used in the animated movie. It was very much reminiscent of the 1980s cartoons that I grew up watching, such as "G.I. Joe" for example. And the animation was very smooth and good. These two factors were definitely working well in favor of the movie.
However, the storyline was just a bit too bland and mundane for my liking. There wasn't really anything that just popped out of the story and demanded attention. And the characters were a bit too trivial for my taste.
It should be said, though, that the voice acting was good, and they definitely had hired some talented performers to participate in this project. And Michael Chiklis definitely was a great choice, given his gruff voice.
All in all, "Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons" turned out to be mediocre for me. It didn't really appeal to my liking. That means that I am settling my rating of this 2020 DC animated movie on a mediocre five out of ten stars.
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