Teen Titans really Go! To The Movies

  • 18 Aug - 24 Aug, 2018
  • Farheen Jawaid
  • Reviews

As the title suggests, Teen Titans really Go! To The Movies with an endless supply of parodies and quirkiness humour filled mayhem.

For those who do not know what Teen Titans Go! is, it’s the successful animated series that runs on Cartoon Network from DC comic and Warner Bros. Animation. Unlike the more “serious” animated serials, this one is plain bonkers – but in a good way.

Much like the Lego Batman Movie, the plot only works as a structure that lets the misfit heroes go around doing parodies, unveiling easter eggs in midst of their routine weirdness. The Titans – Robin (Scott Menville), Starfire(Hynden Walch), Cyborg (Khary Payton), Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) and Raven (Tara Strong) – lose their minds when they are not invited to the biggest movie premier of the town… that of another Batman movie. All DC heroes Superman (Nicolas Cage), Batman (Jimmy Kimmel), are invited including the forgotten, Challengers of the Unknown.

To feel great again, Robin plans to have a movie made about them (though it is mostly about making one for himself). The Titans go along with his plan but soon the director in charge of making the super heroes movies, Jade Wilson (Kristen Bell), says no to any Titan or Robin movie.

So in the rest of the movie, the Titans try to establish themselves as real heroes and not as a punchline throwing band of teens. Their first step is to make an arch enemy of Slade (Will Arnett), after all, what is a hero without an arch nemesis?

But when their spirits are crushed, they get back on track with fantastic songs – one in point is the “Upbeat Inspirational Song About Life” sung along with Micheal Bolton to a retro 80’s beat.

Produced by Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Peggy Regan, Peter Rida Michail and Will Arnett and directed by Horvath and Michail (written by Horvath and Jelenic) – the same team from the show (with exception to Arnett) who don’t let a punch line slip or a parody go wrong. These people have made Teen Titan Go! an entertaining show for the small screen and now they have succeeded in bringing that same personality to the bigger screen.

For fans of easter eggs and parodies Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is a treasure trove that does not stop giving. It’s worth a second watch to catch them all.•