#REVIEW: “TEEN TITANS”
Review by Justin Waldman for Mr. Will Wong
Teen Titans Go to the Movies is the latest from the DC Comics Universe. This Movie version of the slightly-controversial, yet incredibly-entertaining TV Series Teen Titans Go, is an absolute delight that will have fans of the Series jumping with joy, and DC fans in stitches. Teen Titans Go to the Movies is a joy for all ages.
The Movie starts off with villain Balloon Man (Greg Davies) destroying the city as the Teen Titans, Robin (Scott Menville), Raven (Tara Strong), Beast Boy (Greg Cipes), Starfire (Hynden Walch) and Cyborg (Khary Payton) try to take him down their way, with song. However Balloon Man escapes, and the ‘real’ heroes have to save the day: Superman (Nicholas Cage), Wonder Woman (Halsey), Batman (Jimmy Kimmel) and Green Lantern (Lil Yachty). When Robin gets upset that popular Director Jade Wilson (Kristen Bell) is making just about every superhero movie except one devoted to the Titans, he takes it upon himself along with the rest of the Titans to form an arch nemesis in Slade Wilson (Will Arnett).
Teen Titans Go to the Movies is a welcome change of pace from its frenetic 15-minute TV episodes. Surprisingly, it works well as a fully-functional 90-minute Movie that has a clear beginning, middle and end. Running jokes from the Series spill into this joyous Film, which is packed with zany cameos.
Scott Menville, Tara Strong, Greg Cipes, Hynden Walch and Khary Payton who voice the Series just own their characters, while Cage always has been public about wanting to play Superman for years, and he comes here more than ready! Halsey, Jimmy Kimmel and Lil Yachty all bring something new and exciting to their roles too! Will Arnett steals the show with his over-the-top take on villain Deathstroke (who is only referred to as Slaaaddddeeee in the Film).
If you make it to the end, don’t forget to sit through the credits. Teen Titans Go to the Movies is the most fun your family will have this summer!
Warner Bros. Canada releases TEEN TITANS GO TO THE MOVIES Friday, July 27, 2018.