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Teen Titans Go! To The Movies                     review by Bobby Blakey

Like most fans I was pretty upset when Cartoon Network cancelled the Young Justice series. When they announced the Teen Titans Go! series that took a more comedic approach to the original Teen Titans series from 2003 I was skeptical on if it would work, but thankfully it did. Now the Titans are stepping thing up with their first feature length film, but does it bring the same fun and action as the series or will they fail to live up to their mentors?

In Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, it seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies-everyone but the Teen Titans, that is. But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line. The trailers were entertaining enough, but the movie offers so much more fun that it more than lives up to expectations.

Over the years I have become a big fan of the silly Teen Titans Go! so was eager to see their first big screen outing and it works on every level mostly thanks to DCs willingness to poke fun at itself. Right out of the gate you know you are in for some fun and action with the Titans jumping into action and of course a song. Yes, much like the series this movie offers up all kinds of musical moments that are hilarious including a new direction for their theme that plays into the story as well. The cast all do a great job as always offering up everything you expect from them, but it’s the massive array of characters from the DC Universe and jokes that really sell it.

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The story moves at a quick pace with some ongoing running gags that had me laughing constantly including one making fun of Slade’s name that had no right to be as funny as it was. The use of the actual movie industry and DC cinematic Universe made for the perfect backdrop to bring this film to life. There are some sequences offering up varying styles of animation and some great action fun throughout that will no doubt keep the fans happy from beginning to end.

In addition to the feature there is an animated short that kicked things off focusing on the DC Super Hero Girls that was really funny and entertaining. Stay through the credits for a little special clip that will no doubt make fans squeak with joy at the possibilities it could mean.

This release not only features the film, but bonus content including animatics, featurettes, a Super Hero Girls mini-movie, a music video and more. Join team of sidekicks when Teen Titans Go! available now on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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