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

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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.”

Click Here for my original thoughts on Teen Titans GO!

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9WhJyyTtqo

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Shows that should have been left alone: Teen Titans

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Everyone remembers, or should have at least heard of, the 2003 television adaption of the DC Comic superhero team Teen Titans (if not,then you must remember this!). Well, they decided to bring back Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy in this year in a kind of continuation of the series called Teen Titans Go!. Unlike my rant about The Powerpuff Girls Z and how it basically ruined the franchise , this is pretty much going to be straight to the point because its just the same show minus some major differences.

The new show is pretty much an extremely watered down version of it awesome original. I know what you are thinking, It’s made for a new audience. But Cartoon Network should realize that any television program involving comic book characters will bring an adult following to it. While the channe aimed towards children during the day, it’s still not an excuse for the cheesy and poor writing in this show. It’s pretty obvious that it isn’t the same writers because Teen Titans Go! has a totally different tone than what was in Teen Titans. Teen Titans Go! is pretty much based around task like finding the ingredients to the greatest sandwich in the universe while Teen Titans was more focused on the villains (The episodes involving Terra was my personal favorite) and even serious storylines like Terra sacrificing her life to save Earth, Raven trying to prevent her dark side and her father from destroying her home, and even had Robin working as Slade’s apprentice to save the life of his friends, who were infected by a fatal virus.

The tones on each show probably had a lot to do with different art styles. Teen Titans was more anime looking while Teen Titans Go! is more cartoonish. The anime feel made it more serious since it looked like the art styling of Cartoon Network’s extremely popular Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Teen Titans Go! was originally apart of the DC Nation block before sparking off on its own.

The bottom line is that if you are going to have the original cast reprise their roles and call it as an follow-up, at least make it fateful to the original. It wouldn’t be as bad if they found new voice actors because then it could stand on its own as a complete new and unrelated show without being compared to the show that made J-Pop and the Teen Titans popular.