Teen Titans GO! to the Movies | Salt Lake City Weekly

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies

Rated PG 87 minutes 2018

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Hollywood’s obsession with comic-book franchises might be fish in a barrel target-practice for satirical treatment, but this adaptation of the Cartoon Network animated series manages to get in some decent shots with its rapid-fire assault. The premise finds Teen Titans team leader Robin (Scott Menville) super-bummed because he’s one of the last super-heroes left who hasn’t gotten his own big-screen movie—a situation he figures he can change by finding a worthy arch-nemesis, like the masked Slade (Will Arnett). The basic set-up allows for light-hearted, kid-friendly action shenanigans, of the sort where a battle is less likely to end with an explosion than with a fart. But the real entertainment comes from the digs not just at more-box-office-successful rival Marvel, but at DC’s own movie franchises, from in-joke cameos to post-credits scenes. An extended sequence built around The Lion King’s “Circle of Life” shows the filmmakers sometimes resorting to easy “I understood that reference” jokes, but they make up for it by with comprehensive skewering of the genre, and having Michael Bolton sing an upbeat, inspirational song about life titled “Upbeat Inspirational Song About Life.”

Film Credits

Official Site: www.teentitansgo-movie.com

Director: Peter Michail and Aaron Horvath

Producer: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Peggy Regan, Peter Michail, Will Arnett and Sam Register

Cast: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Eric Bauza, Michael Bolton, Nicolas Cage, Joey Cappabianca, Greg Davies, John DiMaggio, Halsey, David Kaye, Tom Kenny, Jimmy Kimmel, Stan Lee, Vanessa Marshall, Phil Morris, Patton Oswalt, Alexander Polinsky, Meredith Salenger, Dave Stone, Fred Tatasciore, James Taylor, Lil Yachty and Wil Wheaton

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