It seems that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies — all but the Teen Titans. Robin is bound and determined to remedy that situation by becoming a star instead of a sidekick. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their hearts, the Teen Titans head to Hollywood to fulfill their dreams. Things soon go awry, however, when a super-villain plans to take over the planet — putting the very fate of the young heroes on the line. – Warner Bros. Pictures
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is a feature film installment of the Cartoon Network series Teen Titans Go! The film was written by series developers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath, and directed by series producers Peter Rida Michail and Horvath. Going in to this movie, I had very little expectations other than hearing that people thought it was funny. As a child I was a big fan of the original Teen Titans series but I’ve never watched Teen Titans Go! before.
I was oh so pleasantly surprised with this movie, it’s definitely for kids and it doesn’t take the source material serious but it’s a total blast. If your die-hard DC fan and you don’t like seeing goofy almost parody like versions of characters, you’re not going to like this movie. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies embraces the campy nature and goofiness of the source material and isn’t afraid to crack a joke at their own expense. This movie pulls no punches even making a reference to the eponymous “Martha joke” from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and has no trouble reminding people that Deadpool is basically a Deathstroke rip-off.
Like I said this is 100% a kid’s movie, it’s not very plot heavy and the villain is super predictable but it’s all good because Raven calls it out. Don’t see this movie for an intelligent story but do see it for it’s hilarious jokes and musical numbers, hell Michael Bolton actually has an original song for the film. There’s even a Stan Lee cameo and Nic Cage finally got to play Superman.
If you’re a DC fan who isn’t afraid to make fun of its current movie state, you’re in for a good time plus if you have kids they’ll probably like this. People are calling this Deapool for kids and that’s spot one, it’s literally full of fart and poop jokes and I’m ten and couldn’t stop laughing. See this for your inner child or your actual child. Oh yeah, there’s a good lesson in there for the kids too.
I give Teen Titans Go! To the Movies an 8 out of 10, would watch again.
“Crack an egg on it! Caw caaw!”
Below the trailer please find a guest review of the film from my good friend, Connor.
Teen Titans go is a movie so ridiculous in its creation and plot, one would have to think “there is no way this movie would actually make it in theaters”. And boy oh boy did Warner Bros. actually do it and I could not have been more pleased.
I want to go on record and say I would much rather have had more seasons of the 2003 Teen Titans over the new series, but I was thoroughly impressed by the delivery of humor and jokes. With that said, the movie’s plot is simple and was quiet obviously not created to take viewers on an emotional journey. It was however, an enjoyable 93 minutes of childish humor with a healthy sprinkling of more mature jokes which easily go over the younger viewers heads. Parents should feel safe bringing their younger children to this while also knowing their teenage kids will also get a few laughs in as well.
A few other impressive key notes were the voice cast backing some of these characters including Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Michael Bolton, and yes even Nicholas Cage! Additionally, the movie is already grossing more money than it cost to make at $11,600,615 and $10,000,000 respectively. And let’s not forget the best post credit scene of any movie this year in my opinion. Overall, I give Teen Titans Go! The Movie a 6.9/10.
“Crack an egg on it… CAW CAAAW”-Robin