TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES

"Friendship Beats Fame and Villainy"

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Summary:

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES is a feature-length movie of the animated TV series. Batman’s sidekick, Robin, dreams of Hollywood stardom when he realizes every superhero is getting his own movie except for him. TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES is a funny animated movie, which shows that friendship is better than fame, but there’s some cartoon violence and a couple scenes featuring toilet humor.

Review:

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES is a feature-length movie of the animated TV series. Batman’s sidekick, Robin, dreams of Hollywood stardom when he realizes every superhero is getting his own movie except for him. TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES is a funny animated movie, which shows that friendship is better than fame, but there’s some cartoon violence and a few scenes featuring toilet humor.

As the movie opens, the Teen Titans, composed of Batman’s teenage sidekick, Robin, a pre-Justice League teenage Cyborg, and their teenage friends Raven, Beast Boy, and Starfire, are trying to stop a giant balloon creature from robbing banks and armored trucks. They fail and have to be rescued by Superman and his Justice League companions.

Robin is upset that none of the other superheroes respect the Teen Titans. They think the Titans are just a bunch of goof-offs. In fact, when Cyborg mentions a “sweet” diner they discovered, Superman says, “That wasn’t a crime, and you didn’t save anything.” Cyborg joyfully replies, “We saved room for dessert!” Making matters worse, Robin discovers that all the superheroes are getting their own movies except for him. Even Alfred, Batman’s butler, is getting his own superhero movie!

The other Teen Titans want to help Robin realize his dream, because Robin has been so kind and helpful to them. They realize that what Robin needs is an arch-nemesis. Robin’s friends think they’ve found one in Slade, a one-eyed villain who’s an expert in Mind Manipulation. Slade bears an uncanny resemblance to the Marvel supervillain turned superhero, Deadpool. “I came out way before he did,” Slade assures the Titans when they question his identity. (This is an inside joke, because Marvel created the look-alike Deadpool 11 years after Slade made his first appearance in THE NEW TEEN TITANS comic books in 1980.)

The Teen Titans successfully foil Slade’s latest evil plan to take over the world. So, the director of the superhero movies, Jade Wilson, agrees to make a Robin movie, but without the other Teen Titans. Sadly, Robin abandons his friends, but he will soon discover there’s more to Jade Wilson than meets the eye.

Will Robin’s friends forgive him and come to the rescue when he gets into big trouble?

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES won’t set the animated world on fire, but it’s pretty funny and contains some catchy songs and playful action scenes. Also, the movie’s dominant theme is the idea that friendship is better than the fame Robin seeks. Not only that, but the friendship that the Teen Titans share is what actually saves them all in the end. Finally, like Steve Rogers in the first CAPTAIN AMERICA movie, Robin doesn’t have any inherent superpowers. Robin’s superpower is his inner human decency, which made him become friends with the other Teen Titans in the first place.

Thus, TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES is a fairly family-friendly animated movie. A couple scenes, however, do include some light toilet humor. Also, the movie contains some cartoon violence that warrants caution for younger children.

Content:

(BBB, C, O, VV, N, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong moral but comical worldview (with tongue planted firmly in cheek) about superheroes fighting supervillains and saving the world with a strong moral premise that friendship is better than fame, combined with other positive moral/redemptive values, including selfishness rebuked, mind manipulation rebuked, implied forgiveness, one of Robin’s superhero friends says he saved her and his other friends from a life of loneliness and nihilism or lack of meaning, plus a female superhero is the daughter of a demon and a human woman and uses a spell in one scene to create an important tool;

Foul Language:
No foul language but a couple references to a character’s “b-u-t-t,” some toilet humor in a scene about “poop,” and there are some passing gas jokes when a porcupine quill hits a giant balloon creature and air starts to escape that makes a rude sound like passing gas;

Violence:
Brief strong but mostly light action and comic violence includes explosions, Robin falls to the ground in one scene, fighting, chasing, heroes and villains fire super-weapons at one another, Batman’s vehicles are destroyed but another and smaller vehicle appears with him until finally he’s just on roller skates, supervillain swings two swords, but no one is stabbed, the Earth is shown being ravaged by supervillains because the Teen Titans went back in time to get rid of all other superheroes, but they fix the situation right away, Robin gets knocked out by a movie set light, a tiny superhero gets squashed against the windshield of the Teen Titans vehicle, and the windshield wipers smear him across the glass, and a porcupine quill punctures the rear end of a giant balloon creature;

Sex:
No sex, but one female superhero seems to have a crush on Robin and Robin has some female fans when he becomes a movie star;

Nudity:
Rear male baby nudity in a scene involving Superman as a baby on Krypton with his parents and upper male nudity of Robin who makes a joke about not wearing a shirt;

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Heroes manipulate time, but they recognize it was a bad idea, and they fix it, villain lies and hypnotizes people, and hero abandons his friends for selfish reasons but repents.

In Brief:

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES is a feature-length movie of the animated TV series. Robin is upset that none of the other superheroes respect the Teen Titans. Also, all the superheroes are getting their own movies except for him, even Alfred, Batman’s butler! The other Teen Titans want to help Robin realize his dream. They realize what Robin needs is a nemesis. They think they’ve found one in Slade, a one-eyed villain who’s an expert in Mind Manipulation. When they foil Slade’s villiany, the director of the superhero movies agrees to Robin movie, but without the other Teen Titans.

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES won’t set the animated world on fire, but it’s pretty funny and contains some catchy songs and playful action scenes. The movie’s dominant theme is the idea that friendship is better than the fame Robin seeks. Friendship is also what actually saves them in the end. TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES is fairly family-friendly. Some scenes, however, have some light toilet humor. Also, the movie contains some cartoon violence that warrants caution for younger children.