Teen Titans Go to The Movies, is an animated superhero film by DC and Warner Brothers; based on the kid’s tv series of the same name. Teen Titans is a blast from start to finish; it is entertaining and incredibly engaging, with it also having many surprisingly good musical numbers. Said musical numbers were all very well used and more importantly memorable; even after the credits roll. The characters were all effortlessly charming, especially Raven, (voiced by Tara Strong), who always put a smile on my face, with her near constant use of sarcasm. However, there was one character who I thought was grating, Starfire, (voiced by Hynden Walch). The reason for this annoyance was the way the character speaks saying things like, “friend Robin”, all too often; with that part of her character being played up. The plot of the film revolves around the team as they try and get Robin, (voiced by Scott Menville), a superhero film of his own. In many ways, this meta-ness coupled with comments throughout the film, on the superhero genre, is what a lot of people were expecting, but crucially didn’t get, from Pixar’s Incredibles 2. To further comment on the plot, in an era where everything is part of a larger shared universe, the self-contained, throwaway nature of Teen Titans Go to The Movies, really helped the film to feel fresh. Conversely, the film’s humour, which is very juvenile is not to everyone’s taste; said humour may make adult audiences feel out of place. Finally, Teen Titans is a treasure trove of references to DC Comics lore, which if you are a comic fan, like me, will put a smile on your face. Overall this is a fun, light-hearted and enjoyable superhero movie, definitely more of a kid’s film than one aimed at adults, but great all the same. Plus, it has one of the best, most adorable shorts ever before it.
Reviewed by Luke