7 & 7 Review: Teen Titans Go to the Movies!
Directed by Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath
Written by Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath
Based on Teen Titans by Bob Haney
Starring: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Will Arnett and Kristen Bell
Based off the animated series, Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans Go the Movies! see the team of goofsters set off to Hollywood in pursuit of getting their own major blockbuster movie.
- Teen Titans Go! – At the heart of the movie really is the team, mostly Robin, but since we’ve had a relationship with them for more than a decade it’s great that they already feel like a family. It comes across in many scenes that they embrace and like each other for their flaws and all.
- Go Team! – If you watch the series, you know it’s known more for its humor/comedy than anything so I was pleasantly surprised to find that the movie features several action setpieces and they were pretty good. The two big ones with Slade being the highlight.
- That’s a Fart – It wouldn’t be Teen Titans Go! without the humor and this movie delivers in spade. While not every joke will land for everyone, the movie is so frentic that there will be something just around the corner for you.
- My Superhero Movie – If you’ve seen a comic book movie like… ever you will find something to love here. It doesn’t just poke fun at comic book movies, but also show them a ton of love. There’s gags in here for DC fans, Marvel fans and heck even some IDW fans!
- Don’t Fiddle with It – What you probably wouldn’t expect from a comic book movie is multiple musical numbers, and for the most part they all land. There’s a song to introduce the Titans, there’s a song about getting your own movie and there’s even a song to pump you up. The music is catchy, but it also ties so well into the scenes and theme of the movie with some reprises getting big comebacks later on
- Variety is the Spice – While this movie will get a lot of credit for being one of the few 2D hand-drawn animated movies released wide in the past decade, and it deserves it. The movie implores several different styles, some for brief jokes and others for heart-warming videos. It’s a visual treat for the most part with enough sprinkling of variety keeping you with getting bored with the style. Not a die-hard fan of the show, but appears that the movie was given a bit more love and care than your typical episode too as the style really pops on the big-screen.
- The Voice Behind the Mask – It shouldn’t come as no surprise as many of the voice talent in the movie have been with these characters for 15 years now, but this is some of their finest work. And the newcomers are great, Will Arnett was a curious choice for Slade, but one that I found really work. Nicholas Cage finally got to live his dream of being Superman and Patton Oswalt’s Atom is just a charming running joke.
Review 7 (Out of 7) – It’s not a perfect move by any means, but I had such a terrific time with it, it’s hard not to recommend checking it out.