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Movie Review: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

 

Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and on digital is the full length animated film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, based on the popular cartoon series, Teen Titans Go!

Teen Titans Go! can be found on the Cartoon Network.

Characters in the film are voiced by Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Will Arnett, Stan Lee, Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Kenny, Patton Oswalt and Michael Bolton, to name a few.

I work with middle schoolers and Teen Titans Go! is one of their favorite animated series. Some of the lower elementary students I worked with last year also enjoy the series.

Teen Titans Go! is about a group of “sort of” superheros. They are just kids and not at the same status as Batman or the Justice League.

The Teen Titans are lead by Robin. His team mates include Beast Boy, Starfire, Cyborg and Raven.

At the premiere of Batman Again movie, Robin makes a fool of himself by assuming there will be a movie all about him and the Teen Titans. He embarrasses himself in front of the entire audience.

To cheer their friend up, the Teen Titans want to make a movie all about Robin, but that is not good enough for Robin. He wants to go to Hollywood to have a real movie made about him and the Teen Titans. So they travel to Hollywood to find someone to make their movie.

Out in Hollywood the Teen Titans meet director Jade Wilson. Jade tells them that there would never be a movie made about them unless they were the only superheros left on Earth. That comment sets the wheels in motion. The Teen Titans (led by Robin) go back in time to find all of the popular superheros to put an end to them before they can become popular, in hopes of preventing them from ever becoming famous enough to have movies made about them.

The Teen Titans were not successful in their attempt, but they did manage to foil an attempt at some evil doings by a Lillian named Slade. Jade is impressed by Robin’s skills in stopping Slade, and offers to make a movie all about him without the other Teen Titans. Robin gladly accepts his solo movie.

Things might not be all “sunshine and rainbows” as Robin had hoped with having his own movie. Not only that, Jade is harboring a deep, dark secret that could ruin Robin, and then some.

What is Jade’s secret? Will Robin ever see himself on the big screen? And what about the other Teen Titans? Is their friendship with Robin destroyed forever? To find out these answers, and more, pick up a copy of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. Look for it where ever movies are sold, as well as on digital platforms.

If you are a fan of the series, you’ll love the film. It’s filled with the same kind of silly humor as the series. I think the movie gets away with a wee bit more than the series does (for obvious reasons).

The interesting thing about this movie is that it has humor that only adults will understand and appreciate, as well as humor that only kids will find funny. It’s a good balance between the two of them.

My husband and I are big kids at heart. My husband laughed throughout the film. I thought it was pretty funny too (not as funny as he thought it was). Sadly, my kids were not around to watch the movie with us that night, but I know both of my kids watch the series from time to time, so I’m sure they will check out the movie when they have the chance.

As a parent, there were some cringe-worthy parts in this film, but I “get it” that kids these days find stuff like that funny. I just wouldn’t recommend taking really young kids to see this film. I don’t think the humor is appropriate for them.

I love how the film pokes fun at popular superheros too.

Believe it or not, there are some fun musical numbers. Unlike other kiddie movies, the songs in this film are enjoyable and catchy.

Overall, this film was fun and entertaining. It’s not meant to be thought provoking or convey any deep messages. It’s just meant to be amusing, which is succeeded at.

There are bonus features with this film including a music video and sing-a-long songs, digital comics, Red Carpet Mayhem, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies: WB Lot Shenanigans, Everything is Fake: An exclusive song not in the movie and more.

Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment. Please note that this is the theatrical trailer. The film is no longer in theaters.

Look for Teen Titans Go! To the Movies on social media too.

Did you see Teen Titans Go! To the Movies? What did you think of the film?

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.