Bitter Box Office Reviews: Teen Titans Go!
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies
With my first review for the 3 Beers and a Mic Podcast (otherwise known as 3 BAAM) I want to establish my persona for our audience. I am an avid movie fan. The theater experience is something I can never live without. With advanced technology and conveniences, it becomes more apparent every day that your average customer wants to watch movies from home. I will always go to the theater for as long as they exist to watch my movies with buttered popcorn in hand a large ICEE or occasional beer. As I get older I have noticed I do complain more about movies VS. when I was a teenager/college kid. I am not anywhere close to the level of hate that social media produces towards movies like The Last Jedi (I liked that movie a lot), but I do have a unique opinion on most movies I see. A bitter opinion if you will. My rating system is based off a 10-point scale as to be as simple as possible. And with that let’s get this show in the road!
Teen Titans GO! Is the latest venture from the wonderfully talented DC animation studios. New Frontier, Batman Year One, Flashpoint…..just to name a few are some of the animated adventures I have enjoyed on Blu-Ray for years. With Teen Titans we take a very popular property and extend it into a feature length film. At a running time of around 85 minutes it is a perfect movie for the young ones whose parents are forced to go watch animated features and are relieved it isn’t Madagascar 5: Electric Bugaloo. The movie brings to the big screen Robin (the leader of the Titans), Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy who are currently living in the shadows of the Justice League. All of the current DC superheroes are getting real life movie deals and the Titans feel it is their turn to shine in Hollywood. However, the movie studios refuse to give the Titans a deal because they do not have a notable arch villain. Enter Deathstroke (voiced by Will Arnett) and you have the makings of that hero-villain dynamic that movie studios dream of.
Going into this movie I didn’t know what to expect. I enjoyed the cartoon when it aired but the movie preview for this film seemed like it would throw in some adult humor as well. So I went in feeling optimistic and I chose to see this movie over MI:6. Other than a time travel scene towards the beginning of the movie (which I won’t spoil) I did not laugh quite as much as I thought I would. The movie is aimed at a crowd under the age of 13 and has just enough for parents who don’t want to be absolutely bored to death. The humor is not for me. My child is too young for the theater experience but I know if she was 7 years old and I had to take her to this film, I would not have hated it, period. If you have kids, they will love it. If you are an adult who loved the cartoon, then you may find some redeeming qualities. If you are a casual DC fan who thought the preview looked funny, you can absolutely pass on this film. Save your 14 bucks and go see The Incredibles 2 again.
FINAL GRADE: 8.1 for age groups 13 and under
6.2 for anyone over the age of 13.