Directors: Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail
Cast: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton (VOICES)
Release Date: October 30, 2018
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Film Rating: 8/10
Disc Rating: 7.5/10
It seems like all the superheroes are getting their own movies – everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! Determined to be a star, Robin vows to change this. If only they could get Hollywood director Jade Wilson (Kristen Bell) to notice them! With a few madcap ideas and musical numbers (of course), the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town. But when Supervillain Slade (Will Arnett) messes with their plans, the Teen Titans will have to become true superheroes to save the world!
Please Note: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.
What’s a teen superhero to do when every other hero out there seems to be getting their own big budget movie but the Teen Titans are left in the dust? ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ joins your favorite team of teenage heroes as Robin, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg and Beast Boy who after being shunned at a big movie premiere event decide to make their way to Hollywood in an attempt to somehow finally get their own long overdue feature film. But as they arrive in Hollywood intent on getting their big screen adventure greenlit, they quickly find themselves dealing with a more sinister world than expected and a new adventure to tackle.
‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ is a clever, amusing and just downright fun adventure with your favorite bunch of teen heroes and goofballs. As opposed to merely taking our young heroes on a notably bigger adventure, the film instead wisely opts for breaking down and poking fun at the various aspects of the current superhero movie culture which only results in a unique and fun feature length film that never gets stale or overly repetitive. It’s also unnecessary to be real familiar with the show in order to enjoy the film and it does a great job of keeping things simple and not carrying over anything from the series that might be confusing for those who don’t follow it. ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ is a goofy, massively entertaining and often hilarious romp that is well worth checking out for anyone who appreciates animated films that do a great job creating a world that both kids and adults can thoroughly enjoy, along with fans of the ‘Teen Titans Go!’ animated series itself who definitely won’t want to miss out on this solid feature. For anybody already even the slightest bit interested in this one it should have little trouble proving well worth ninety minutes of your time and the price of a rental, especially if you’re seeking a lighthearted, funny and just plain fun animated flick to relax with one evening.
Overall, ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ is a surprisingly fantastic, clever and hilarious animated adventure that largely dissects the current superhero movie culture as opposed to trying to join its ranks. ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ is definitely recommended for fans of the ‘Teen Titans Go!’ animated show that are almost guaranteed to have a tremendous amount of fun with this animated feature length outing; but there’s also really no need to be a fan of the show in order to thoroughly enjoy this goofy ride as it stands on its own in nearly every way (aside from perhaps some familiarity with the characters). Even better is the fact that it’s fairly easygoing nature makes it a great fit for all ages and a solid candidate for a family movie night.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Teen Titans Go! To The Movies’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing a 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio. The video presentation looks pretty great as a whole and delivers a sharp, detailed and richly colored presentation from start to finish, with no notable faults to be discovered along the way. It holds up smoothly even during the various fast moving and heavily populated sequences and never allows anything occurring on screen to become negatively affected or rendered indiscernible. Overall, this is a solid high definition video presentation that looks bright and clean throughout and shouldn’t disappoint the fans.
The Blu-ray release features a lossless 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. This multichannel soundtrack makes a wonderful compliment to the on-screen fun and provides a crisp, smooth and fairly aggressive audio presentation throughout. Frequently taking advantage of all five available channels in order to send music, various sound effects and plenty more throughout the various speakers whenever fitting and never causing any dialogue or other audio elements that might be occurring simultaneously to become distorted or rendered inaudible in the process. Overall, this is a great 5.1 channel DTS-HD MA soundtrack that serves up plenty of extra fun itself and should generally please the fans and first time viewers alike.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Teen Titans Go! to the Movies’ includes a number of amusing extras that fans should appreciate. Included on the release is the animated short ‘DC Super Hero Girls: The Late Batsby’ (running approximately 4 minutes in length), plus the ‘”GO! – Lil Yachty Music Video’ (running approximately 2 minutes) and ‘3 Silkie Sing-Alongs: ‘Rap’ (approximately 2 minutes) ‘Inspirational Song’ (3 minutes) and ‘My Super Hero Movie’ (2 minutes). We are also treated to the ‘Deleted Scene/Song: “Everything is Fake”’ (approximately 1 minute), along with some Behind the Scenes Featurettes and other fun videos including: ‘Red Carpet Mayhem’ (2 minutes), ‘Teen Titans GO!’ WB Lot Shenanigans’ (4 minutes), ‘Teen Titans GO! Translated’ (2 minutes) and ‘2 Storyboard Animatics:’ ‘Time Cycles’ (1 minute) and ‘The Final Battle’ (1 minute).