Nowadays, most superhero movies are geared primarily towards adults, whether they rest in the traditional PG-13 realm or go even more intense with an R rating. But every now and then, a superhero movie comes along that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Incredibles 2 fit that bill last month, and now Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is doing the same this weekend. Like the Teen Titans Go! TV series from Cartoon Network, this movie is a comical take on the DC Comics team that's been around since the 1960s, with the story revolving around Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy trying to prove that they deserve their own movie by battling the diabolical Slade (better known as Deathstroke). The reviews are in, and overall, it sounds like Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is worth checking out.
Starting off, CinemaBlend's own Mike Reyes awarded Teen Titans Go! to the Movies three and a half out of five stars in his review, noting that while the movie suffers from some problems with storytelling, it's nonetheless is a fun, fourth wall-breaking watch that's more than merely child's entertainment.
Next, Sam Barsanti from The AV Club gave Teen Titans Go! to the Movies a B+ score, declaring that it's a movie that kids will most certainly enjoy, but is also targeted at longtime comic book fans who will catch the deep cut references.
The Wrap's Alonso Duralde, who was already a fan of superhero self-parody, admitted that Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is essentially Deadpool for kids, but if you're an adult who liked the Ryan Reynolds-led comedy, you might like this movie too.
Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter said in his review that while Teen Titans Go! to the Movies' story is "only slightly less rudimentary than the Saturday morning TV-level animation, the movie is nonetheless a "welcome relief" from the somberness from other recent live action DC movies.
These are just a few of the Teen Titans Go! to the Movies reviews out now, so feel free to browse around the interwebs to see what other critics thought of the movie. You can judge it for yourself starting tomorrow, or, depending on where you live, in preview screenings tonight. If you want to learn what other movies are coming out later this year, scan through our 2018 release schedule.
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