Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)
Directed by: Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail
Voices of: Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Will Arnett, Kristen Bell and Nicolas Cage
Review: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies was a movie I had no intention of seeing. I don't watch Teen Titans Go! and I thought this would be one of those special movies that are based off a popular kids show to earn some money. I surprisingly enjoyed Teen Titans Go! To the Movies a lot more than I thought I would. While this movie has the aesthetic appeal to the kids who watch this show, the movie's plot and a lot of its humour pander towards the superhero movie lovers and the state of the genre. It feels weird to say this but the comedy in this movie was really smart and had me laughing through the majority of this movie. It's great to see the Teen Titans Go! voice cast reprise their roles for the movie because sometimes they get replaced, and I'm also happy that the primary cast were given top billed as opposed to bigger names like Will Arnett and Kristen Bell who have quite big roles in this movie. I know the animation style is a turn off to a bunch of people but I liked it because it kept the same style as its show and it was genuinely good in a couple of this movie's action scenes. This movie also had a solid story; yes, it was silly at parts and some of the humour was that typical kiddy humour, but I know I'm not the primary audience for this movie. While this is a smart movie in terms of poking fun at the superhero movie genre, of course this movie wasn't going to focus completely on that because it would then lose its target audience. I would compare this movie to the likes of "The Lego Movie" (although that one is considerably more mature). It's a movie where it doesn't take itself too seriously, pokes fun at what it's trying to be and has thought put into its script. That being said, I had a lot of fun with Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. I don't think I'll be checking out the show anytime soon but this movie won me over. It's just crazy to think that this movie is made and written better than the majority of the DCEU movies.