DC's break from seriousness
OK, I'll just say this upfront: of the many opportunities DC had to adapt one of their many comic book characters into a theatrical release, the current version of the Teen Titans airing on Cartoon Network never crossed my mind and yet.....here we have Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. At first, it's a bit jarring considering at one point they gave us the perfectly crafted Batman: Mask of the Phantasm many years ago, one I hold to a high standard in DC animation. But I figured what the hell, this is DC taking a break from all the moody gloom and doom tone they've been playing out the last few years with their live-action adaptations, and the results were not what I expected. The plot is totally simplistic: the Titans want to get more recognition from the more popular heroes, like Superman and Wonder Woman, and the only way to do that is if they get their own movie. The Titans humorously try to concoct every plan possible to get the heroes to take them seriously while trying to land a movie deal. Along the way, the film takes satirical punches at just about everything from the recent DC films, the overuse of CGI, Marvel and even the show itself. Who knew DC had a sense of humor? Much like our heroes, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies knows it won't be taken seriously so instead it embraces its' silliness and just goes with it. The film could've opted in being a rushed project to theaters and be complete crap but instead it's genuinely, and I can't believe I'm saying this, good.