The teenage superheroes of animated TV series Teen Titans Go! make their big screen debut in this slickly animated, colourful and utterly hilarious adventure that is full of daft gags and silliness for younger kids and sharp humour and knowing references for everyone else.
Robin (aka Batman’s sidekick) and his fellow Titans Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven and Cyborg love fighting crime, even though they’re not very good at it. But Robin wants more, he wants his own superhero movie just like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. So the Titans make their way to Hollywood to see if movie director Jade Wilson (Bell) will turn Robin’s life into an action movie.
Fans of the TV series will love this feature length version that stays true to the show while actually improving on it, while grown ups will lap up the pop culture references – from the fun use of A-Ha’s classic Take On Me to Nicolas Cage voicing Superman (Cage is such a Superman fan his son, who voices a character here, is named Kal-El, and Cage himself was once slated to play the iconic role).
There are also some knowing nods to other movies in the DC Comics universe to keep an ear and eye out for, but you are bound to miss a few because you’ll be chuckling so hard. Great stuff.
Is Teen Titans Go! To The Movies suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...
The movie is suitable for most kids – only very young audiences will be scared by the villain, Slade.
There are some action sequences but they are mild, comic book violence.
Parents should note there is a gag at the end in which one of the characters tells kids to ask their parents where babies come from!
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