'The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light' Review: Zeldris, Meliodas mend their bond

While the movie marks the beginning of the end of the series, brothers Zeldris and Meliodas finally see eye to eye

                            'The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light' Review: Zeldris, Meliodas mend their bond
Zeldris and Meliodas, as seen in 'The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light' (YouTube/eiga.7-taizai.net)

For fans of the 'The Seven Deadly Sins' series, it goes without saying that the 'Holy War' is the main crux of the anime/manga. The phenomenon led to the story's series of events and eventual outcomes. 'The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light' occurs after the war and follows the events that happen before the Sins can truly go off on their paths.

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'The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light' covers the manga's final chapter and picks up right after the Holy War ends. Keeping that in mind, while there are multiple battles throughout the movie, the main one remains where the Sins face off against the Supreme Deity. The movie heavily focuses on the themes of family and reiterates the 'found family' troupe, which is a common one seen among the characters. While all the Sins have a close bond and trust each other, Meliodas and Zeldris's relationship is the main highlight. With the Demon King defeated, Zeldris is now next in line, seeing that Meliodas' loyalty was with Elizabeth.


Meliodas' reputation in the Demon World is not that great either, as he is seen as a traitor and the one who defeated the Demon King. Meliodas admits that while his relationship with his father was beyond repair, he could've tried to be a better older brother but failed. 'The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light' uses this realization as a turning point for the brothers. While Meliodas is open about wanting to fix his relationship, Zeldris is shut off on the idea. However, despite his words, his actions speak otherwise, as Zeldris not only saves his brother but also travels back to Britannia with him to defeat the Supreme Deity.

Interestingly, the movie also addresses Elizabeth's relationship with the Supreme Deity, seeing that she is her mother. However, as Meliodas and Zeldris fight to defeat her, Elizabeth clarifies that she would fight her as well. To her, a family goes beyond biological bonds, and the only family that mattered was the one she had in Liones. With the Supreme Deity defeated, Meliodas and Elizabeth finally get married. However, towards the movie's end, Meliodas and Zeldris are seen sharing a drink and having a seemingly normal conversation as brothers would. Zeldris even reciprocates his older brother's feelings by letting him know that he is welcome into the Demon Realm, almost encouraging him to visit for them to work on their relationship.

'The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light' is now streaming on Netflix. 

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