Written by Cristian Stanic
Recently, Warner Bros. Entertainment announced the superhero movie that no one ever thought was gonna happen, the Teen Titans GO! movie. Fans are sceptical about this film, and rightly so, but there are a lot of reasons to get excited about it. Here’s why…
We can all agree that the original Teen Titans cartoon was absolutely bangin’. It had great comedy mixed in with strong and realistic character drama, all attached to some amazing characters that were arguably made iconic by that show. Would Raven, Beast Boy, Starfire, or Cyborg be nearly as popular and well-recognised as they are now without the old show? So when GO! was announced, and fans found out it would be a chibi-style comedy about the gang, there were some… let’s say “harsh” words said about it. But the new show has proven itself time and time again.
The humour in GO! might be a lot more bombastic than in the original, but it hasn’t abandoned the old show entirely. The writers listen, they know how fans feel, and they even take some time to riff on the OG cartoon and poke fun at the haters.
And because TTGO is such an absurdist comedy, they can really do anything they want now, including musical numbers! And if you don’t believe that they’re absolutely lit, we dare you to listen to “Catching Villains,” and still come back and say that.
TTGO delves into fourth wall breaking and self-referential humour A LOT, and this movie looks no different. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like the movie is going to be about the Titans going to Hollywood in order to get their own movie. The potential for tongue-in-cheek jokes about modern superhero films and the industry, in general, is astronomical. This film has the makings of a Deadpool Junior kinda film, where they can get away with a tonne of jokes at the expense of their own brand, and because it’s a gag movie that won’t affect the rest of the DCEU, pretty much anything goes! (Hopefully).
Also, that Aquaman joke at the end of the new trailer was hilarious. Check it out below.
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies opens in Australia on July 26.