As a die-hard and lifelong Marvel fanatic, I can honestly say that there was a lot of bias and apprehension during Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018.) However, despite where my loyalties lie, DC Entertainment and Warner Brothers may have easily outdone themselves with this animated delight.
The reboot of the Teen Titans on Cartoon Network is frankly cheesy and overdone. When it comes to the movie, it’s vibrant and enjoyable and manages to reach outsides its target audience. The animation is crisp, clean and visually aesthetic. The writing is not as over-the-top or doesn’t try as hard as it does with the television show, even though there is still an aspect of childish humor and toilet-based punchlines. Most of the comedy written into the script is subliminal enough for a more adult audience to catch onto. It’s intelligent.
Plenty of cameos from other heroes are featured, including one very clever and surprising crossover guest appearance. The voice acting is impressive and remains to hold a solid consistency of quality through the film. Each voice is distinct and clearly recognizable, which isn’t exactly a negative thing. From Lil Yachty to Will Arnett, the talent was chosen wisely. Each member of the Teen Titans- Robin, Raven, Beast Boy, Starfire, and Cyborg- reign true to their personalities.
The movie doesn’t know where to stop. It goes on longer than it needs to be, and the conclusion seems to lap over itself. There may be a certain running time in mind, but that doesn’t mean that it should execute it if it means exhausting itself.
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies is virtually marketing for Warner Brothers. As the Teen Titans aim to achieve their own film, there are plenty of fourth-wall breaks. The entire movie is self-aware. It knows its own limits and knows the ability it has to further endorse its own material. A good percent of the movie takes place on the Warner Brothers set. However, the lots remain nearly abandoned and empty. It’s unrealistic.
Surprisingly, this one is pretty fun. It’s amusing, bright, and a triumph for DC Entertainment. Even though there are some flaws, this is one super cute superhero film. If the franchise stuck to animated comedies, they would see a lot more success. And oh. Stick around for the post-credit scene…