Story summary that’s vague enough to not spoil anything
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?
The movie departed from the in “house” style that DC has given us over the years after Flashpoint Paradox. I wasn’t a big fan of the style but in this movie the character outlines reminded me of Archer with how little detail there is and the boldness of the outlines. Backgrounds of locations like California or Washington DC looked really static and ugly.
The animation feels/looks a little bit wonky when characters walk/run but surprisingly, the fight scenes are done well. Strikes have weight and impact to them and quick characters feel quick. The violence is also pretty damn graphic but makes sense given the context (bullets are fired and bladed weapons are swung)
I’ve only read Priest’s run of Deathstroke but in the film, his depiction was strange to me. Instead of a cold blooded mercenary that answers to the dollar, he actually has morality. Again, I haven’t read much of him. They do have characters related to Deathstroke’s lore though which I thought was cool.