Movie Review: ‘Teen Titans GO! To the movies!”

When there’s trouble you know who to call

I love a good gritty reboot of a television show. That isn’t what “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” is. I will get to my review of the new DC Universe show “Titans” later on this month. I thought it would only be fitting to review the show that really started it all when it comes to “Teen Titans.”

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Now, you are probably aware of what my thoughts on “Teen Titans GO!” are. They have gotten less angry as time goes on. You just gotta view it as an independent series and less of a continuation of the franchise we love. It made the pain go away a little bit. Anyways, “Teen Titans GO! To the Movies” is an actual bad movie. In fact, it was a rather fun time The movie follows the Titans as they are trying to get Robin a movie of his own. There’s a running gag that everyone including Alfred is getting a movie. It’s a rather funny gag. I died a little at it. The movie is them trying different plans and ideas to get the movie. They run into their arch-nemesis Slade who unwillingly becomes part of their plan to get a movie. I was rather worried about whether this movie would suck or if it would be actually good. I was pleased that it didn’t suck. It does have its moments where it’s too childish but those are few and far between. The musical numbers are also rather good and funny. Like there is a Beastie Boys inspired number that is actually good. The jokes are also well-timed and doesn’t seem out-of-place. My only complaint that it didn’t seem like a movie but rather an over-sized version of the television show. It would have been nice for it to feel like a movie made for a theater and not made-for-TV movie. There’s nothing really special feeling to it. Most of the time, they make the movie feel bigger and more important when it comes to movies based on TV shows. “Teen Titans GO! To the Movies.” doesn’t have that feeling. Even if they changed up the animation style a little bit, it would give off a bigger feel to it.

The Verdict

Overall, “Teen Titans GO! To the Movies” isn’t a bad movie. I recommend it highly. It was good time and an overall enjoyable experience. It is just one long episode of “Teen Titans Go!” which is a shame because they could have done so much more with the bigger budget they had. Honestly, it was better than I thought it was going to be. I didn’t have low exceptions but I did think it was just going to be flop. Maybe this will bring back the OG “Teen Titans” series that we all want.
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Rating: 5 out of 5

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Review: ‘Deadpool 2’

The tight ass in red tights is back!

When I reviewed the first “Deadpool” movie, I literally loved it. It’s one of the few superhero movies that I watched more than once. A lot of that has to do with the fact that it’s just not a superhero movie. It was a comedy that happened to be in a superhero universe. “Deadpool 2” follows suit to this very well.

Directed by “Atomic Blonde” director David Leitch, “Deadpool 2” follows everyone favorite potty-mouthed mercenary Wade Wilson as he tries to find his place after heartbreak happens to him. During his “figuring out life” phase, Deadpool must form his own team to protect a young mutant child from a future mutant, Cable, who is looking to kill him.

This movie is just as good as the first. Deadpool continues to be one of my favorite superhero movie franchises. The movie seems just as fresh and new. None of it came across as overdone or overplayed. It played to its strength, which is the writing, the acting, and the action. At first watch, it seemed too much like the original. It wasn’t until I watched them back-to-back that I saw that they play into each other but

“Deadpool 2” is way less gory than the what was in the first movie. There’s still a lot of gore but it’s not anything close to what was featured in “Deadpool.” It almost felt like they were trying to make a family friendly R rated movie. That sounds like a double negative but that’s what it felt like it was doing. It didn’t hurt the movie but it was just very noticeable.

I really enjoyed “Deadpool 2.” I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first one but that was only because you can only enjoy something like that only once. I highly recommend this. Especially if you have seen the first one. I also, watch the credits as well. There are some extra scenes there.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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‘Love,Simon’ hits your heart in all the right places and it’s everything

It’s time for straight not to be the default

This movie review is going to be a bit different from the past ones. I’m going to try my best to be balanced but honestly, It’s rather hard. Everyone deserves a great love story, and here it is. Especially if you don’t see yourself in the ones that are usually presented by television or movies.

Love, Simon

“Love, Simon” is a 2018 romantic comedy based on the book “Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda” by Becky Albertalli (Click the book title for my review of the book.) Directed by Greg Berlanti, who wrote and produced CW’s shows like “Arrow,” “Riverdale,” and “The Flash,” the movie is the first major studio film that features gay teenage romance.

The movie follows Simon Spier, a closeted gay teen who meet another closeted gay teen in his school online. The two began an online relationship hidden from his family and friends. His life gets turned upset down when a classmate blackmailed Simon with screenshots of his online relationship. Simon must then chose whether to follow through with the demands or to have his world cave in around him before he is ready. 

The movie is brilliantly told. As someone who read the book before seeing the movie, it follows it almost plot the same as the book did. There are some instances where they add to the plot because it’s a movie. When it does, It adds more depth to the story and allows things to be fleshed out more. The ending of the movie is actually more epic than what was in the book.

The acting is extremely good in this movie. The characters are likable, minus the ones you aren’t supposed to like. Simon is probably the best character out of them all. You can’t help but love Simon. Nick Robinson did an extremely well job portraying Simon. My only complaint with acting was that Katherine Langford’s natural Australian accent came through at times and it was obvious. She did an amazing job but I’m probably just nitpicking a bit.

It was extremely refreshing to see a non stereotypically gay character. While they are getting better, most gay characters in TV/Movies have been some sort of stereotypes. The overly flamboyant gay guy, the self-hating gay guy, etc. There’s many of them and frankly, they exist but it wasn’t everyone. Simon Spier isn’t any of those stereotypes. He is just guy trying to figure out who is he. He just happens to be gay. He’s representing the people who couldn’t see themselves in a character before this. “Love, Simon” has allowed many people to finally see themselves in a movie character and relate to them.

The Verdict

“Love, Simon” is a quality teen romantic comedy. It’s not just a movie for LGBT, but something for anyone that want to see a good love story. “Love, Simon” will be the first of many movies that will finally allow more people to see themselves in the things they watch. Like the movie says, everyone deserves a great love story. It was about time that they got one. “Love, Simon” is that movie.

“Love, Simon” is still in theaters. It will out digital on May 29th and DVD/Blu-Ray on June 12th.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Sink your teeth into the trailer for the Spider-Man spin-off, ‘Venom’

It’s time to get a little dark in the “Venom” Trailer”

Sony released the trailer the upcoming spin-off movie for the “Spider-Man” franchise. Yep, the franchise that can’t even decide what they want it to be after the countless number of films finally has a spin-off. One would think nailing down a direction would be first on the list, but I guess that why I don’t work in the film industry. Also, are we just going to forget that Venom was in the awful “Spider-Man 3?”

“Venom” stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist that is infected with an alien symbiote that bonds with Brock and tries to help Brock reach his potential. Typically in the Marvel universe, the Venom character has been a villain. Most famously, Venom is the one of the archenemies of Spider-Man. Since it’s in the Sony Marvel Universe, Venom is going with the anti-hero route. The movie is directed by Ruben Fleischer, who is best known for his first feature film “Zombieland.”

“Venom” doesn’t look your typical superhero/Marvel film. The trailer does give off this extremely gritty vibe to it. The film doesn’t have a rating yet, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t have an R rating. The way that the movie looks to be shoot and presented is one that would terrify the children that go to this movie with their unexpecting parents. Marvel seems to be trying to give the movies like this one that rating after the success of “Deadpool” and “Logan.”

This is the first trailer to include the first look at the Venom suit. The suit itself look like extremely badass and frankly, quite terrifying. It’s the thing that nightmares make when you take a bunch acid mixed with heroin. It wouldn’t be Venom if he didn’t terrify people. The movie does look like it will be extremely good.

Venom will be out in theatres on October 5th, 2018.

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