Teen Titans GO! To The Movies – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom. – (Source)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89% (Critics) / 70% (Audience)
MetaScore: 70 – Generally favorable reviews
Directed By: Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail
Written By: Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic
Starring: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Kristen Bell and Will Arnett
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Good:
TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES brings all the zany, frenetic antics of the TV series to the big screen but adds some razor sharp humor at itself, it’s parent studio and the live action comic book films that have come before that never feels phoned in or toothless. And the total disrespect to the obscure DC Comics team The Challengers of The Unknown was mean but oh so hilarious.

I also loved the way it took a turn into darker (but still goofy) territory when The Titans decided to go back in time to interrupt all the origins of the world’s greatest superheroes and then an even more dark turn when they had to go back and fix what they screwed up.

Stan Lee’s multiple cameos were really funny and I loved how ridiculous they made Slade Wilson (also known as Deathstroke), one of the most awesomely badass villains in all of comics.

And that mid-credits scene got my nerdy little heart pumping like crazy. Hopefully it means what everyone assumes it means and one of the best animated comic book series is getting a reboot.

The Bad:
I have never been a fan of the Chibi-inspired art and Japanimation style of this show and that will probably never change.

The Ugly:
As a dyed-in-the-wool Atom fan I really don’t appreciate how the little fella was mistreated in this movie.

Final Verdict: TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES maintains the charm of the Cartoon Network series while bringing a darkly goofy tone to things that makes it stand out from being just an extended TV episode. Overall a really fun time at the movies.

Grade: B+

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