Home Entertainment Review: Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

“I’ll go alone. Taking only death with me!” Deathstroke opens with Slade Wilson as a family man with a son. While attacking a foreign general the Jackyl attacks his wife […]

“I’ll go alone. Taking only death with me!”

Deathstroke opens with Slade Wilson as a family man with a son. While attacking a foreign general the Jackyl attacks his wife who can hold her own against most attackers it seems and kidnaps Slade’s son.

The backstory laid out is that Slade Wilson was in the military and applied to be part of a top-secret program which enhanced him with healing powers. strength and reflexes.

After his mission, Slade returns home to his angry wife who found out the truth about Deathstroke, and his son Joseph missing who was kidnapped by the Jackyl. Slade meets with Jackyl who is a member of the Hive. They are interested in recruiting him into their ranks but if he won’t join then they will destroy him. After attempting to kill both Jackyl and Bronze Tiger, Slade almost loses his son to a slit throat. With the Hive building blown to pieces, Bronze Tiger manages to drag himself and Jackyl to safety.

Slade is asked to walk away from his family. Becoming a vigilante of sorts destroying the Hive only to discover they were underground for years and have taken his son again this time as a recruit. Slade now must save his son from the Hive. His son inherited gifts from his father although he has different gifts than him.

Lots of blood and gore in this one. The premise behind the story was a new adventure with Deathstroke as the good guy though some of the plot twists were predictable including who the Hive Queen was.  But others were a pleasant surprise. Even though the turmoil Deathstroke was determined to save his son. Overall this was a decent movie. Action-adventure even a little adult humor. This is one I would recommend watching. No there is no Batman references in this. Deathstroke proves to be a stand-alone character with a little mix of other characters from his storylines thrown into the pot.

 

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