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.
DC Comics has always been lightyears ahead of Marvel when it comes to animated thrills, and Teen Titans Go! to the Movies continues that tradition in spades.
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 greatest strength of Go To The Movies is that it respects the kids in the audience enough to let gags... land without undercutting how absurd they are.
Never wears out its welcome, from the hilarious skewering of some of DC's most sacred cows to a range of musical numbers that include an 80s-style you-can-do-it anthem (compete with sax solo) and hip-hop-flavored self-aggrandizement.
It's no small compliment to say that the feature film derived from Teen Titans Go!, a popular children's animated series, often proves far more enjoyable than the grown-up superhero blockbusters it spoofs.
Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is bonkers in the best way - a gleefully weird, frequently witty ride that has no desire to take itself - or any other superhero movie - too seriously. It's not essential viewing unless you're a fan of the TV series, but comic book fans will find plenty to appreciate, even if it's not the most original take on the genre.
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.