by Marisa Winterbottom, Nerd
Your pals at Uncanny Nerd got in to a special screening of Teen Titans Go to the Movies- so we’re dropping the info for you right here!
There is a megaton of content in this film, but we can basically sum it up as follows:
The Teen Titans, mostly Robin, want their own movie, and they will do everything in their power to make that happen. They will over-use fart jokes, excessive glute imagery and even catchy tunes to ensure their dreams of stardom come true.
Having never seen a single episode of the Teen Titans Go show, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this movie. I knew the show was geared towards children, but I did not realize how childish it would be. Thankfully, there were a few more adult themed reprieves for the grown-ups, which helps break up the very immature tones.
The creators did a good job of showing a bunch of the major super heroes that generally make cameos in all of the young side-kick shows. They even poke fun at some of the rest of the DC movie universe. There are so many references to other comic book heroes, you won’t catch them all in one go. You even get a little cameo from someone from a different universe!
Overall, I was not completely in love with this film. I found it to be filled with a lot of unnecessary and immature jokes, which made it hard for me to connect to the characters. That being said, I did get a quite a few laughs in. Some of the little references they included, and childhood staples were nostalgic and the placement in the film was well done. It is also a different, light-hearted, take on side-kicks which is quite refreshing from DC. It really feels like they are trying to create a new era of super hero movies that are not as dark and ominous as so many of their previous films.
If you are an adult fan of the Teen Titans Go show then check out the film in the theater, there are too many little bits and pieces you might miss on a smaller screen. If you have never seen the show, and truly dislike immature fart jokes, maybe sit this one out. If you are a parent with kids who like the show, take them to see it, you will still have some fun.
Parents may want to consider covering your kids ears for the final line of the film, when Robin breaks the fourth wall, to avoid a potentially uncomfortable conversation. I am sure your kids will forget about it before you leave the theater, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!
(Editor’s note. As a father of 3 who all love the Teen Titans Go television show, and who has himself grown to enjoy the stupidity of it, this movie is perfect fun for the family. It’s not taking home any oscars, but it keeps the kiddos very.. VERY happy for 2 hours… which is worth the price of admission. Bonus, it really it funny. -Slade )