Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is a 2018 American animated superhero musical comedy film based on the television series Teen Titans Go!, which is based on the DC Comics Teen Titans superhero team of the same name and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is written by series developers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath and directed by series producer Peter Rida Michail and Horvath. The events of the film take place during the fifth season of Teen Titans Go!. It premiered at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 22, 2018 and was theatrically released in the United States and Canada on July 27, 2018, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
It seems that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies -- all but the Teen Titans. Robin is bound and determined to remedy that situation by becoming a star instead of a sidekick. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their hearts, the Teen Titans head to Hollywood to fulfill their dreams. Things soon go awry, however, when a supervillain plans to take over the planet -- putting the very fate of the young heroes on the line.
- Uses its content from the show very well.
- Very cool and fitting plot for a show like Teen Titans Go, where the fact that this iteration of the Titans are terrible heroes is the whole driving force of the movie.
- The Teen Titans from the show are a lot more likable in this movie, especially Robin as he is very sympathetic because of how he is tired of being treated badly because of his role as a sidekick and is considered a joke because of the past silly things he and the Titans have done, and he doesn't act like a mean-spirited and an unlikable tyrant towards his team. And the other Titans are likable too because of how they comfort Robin when he is feeling down from being considered not a hero by the other DC heroes.
- Slade finally appears in the series, despite his personality changed from a ruthless criminal into a dimwitted supervillain.
- Amazingly bright and colorful animation that is an improvement to the show's animation, as well as mixing several styles to fit the mood of the scene.
- Awesome voice acting.
- Some of the superheroes that don't get a line in the series get a good line in here, including Stan Lee of all people.
- The film can be really funny at times, particularly through the numerous fourth-wall breaks and references to other DC and even Marvel works.
- It has a good message of never giving up, and never let yourself be put down by the bad and hurtful things that people say about you, and what really matters is what you think of yourself.
- Awesome action.
- Tons of good references, like the Green Lantern movie being an unmentionable subject.
- Tons of heartwarming moments, like when the other Titans tell Robin that he may not be a huge famous superhero, but he is a really good superhero to them.
- The mid-credits scene where the Teen Titans from the original series say 'they may have found a way back.' was a good way to foreshadow Teen Titans GOǃ vs. Teen Titans, which was promising, but unfortunately, that movie ruins it, thanks to the Go! Titans.
- There's a particularly great in-joke where Nicolas Cage voices Superman, as he was originally going to portray the character in the cancelled Tim Burton movie Superman Lives.
- This movie might have improved the terrible show, as it started to become decent. Well, up until Teen Titans Go vs Teen Titans, which took a massive downgrade on what made this movie enjoyable in the first place.
- This could have been a great end to the series.
- Like the show and another animated movie based on a TV series that came out five years before this movie, it has some gross-out humor, like pooping in a prop toilet scene.
- Speaking of which, there is also one scene involving baby Superman twerking as an attempt to be "hip" and "with it" while making this a minor child sexualization offense.
- The Titans version of the Teen Titans rap, is a horrible song depending on your view.
- As you'd probably expect from a film based on a series not a lot of people asked for but exists anyway, the film has aged poorly due to the two direct-to-video films that came after it, and many people realizing "Did we really need a Teen Titans Go! movie? No."
- To make matters worse, there's gonna be a fourth movie coming out in 2022.
Upon released of the first trailer in January 2018, it was met with negative reviews, with some saying why the film was made, after the show was hated.
When the movie came out in July 2018, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies received critical acclaim for its stylized animation quality, cast, humor, and storyline. Reception to the film from audiences was mixed-to-positive, with people who dislike the show considering the film to be an improvement. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a "Certified fresh" rating of 91% based on 132 reviews, with an average rating of 7.25/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies distills the enduring appeal of its colorful characters into a charmingly light-hearted adventure whose wacky humor fuels its infectious fun – and belies a surprising level of intelligence.". Several critics have called the movie, "Deadpool for kids". On Metacritic, the film has a score of 69 out of 100 based on reviews from 25 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.
- This is the first Warner Bros. movie under the new WarnerMedia label.
- The film marks the first time Warner Bros. Animation has released a theatrical film since Warner Animation Group's formation in 2013 and also technically the first fully 2D animated theatrical feature from Warner Bros. Animation since The Iron Giant while the first 2D animated film to be presented by Warner Bros. Pictures since Clifford's Really Big Movie.
- It spawned the "Picture my booty up in 3D" meme.
- This is the first and only DC movie to have Stan Lee as a cameo in it.