Over the last few years, Cartoon Network has been the home for some of the best adaptations of DC Comics‘ Teen Titans. First, there was the self-titled Teen Titans show that had a darker, more anime-type feel to it. Then, there was Young Justice, which some could consider being Teen Titans-like as it featured both Robin and Beast Boy, but it’s been the more recent incarnation of the superhero squad that has really taken flight on Cartoon Network and Warner Bros., Teen Titans GO!.
In fact, it’s become so popular for its out-of-left-field humor that Warner Bros. decided to greenlight its own movie. Many may not have been sold from the first teaser, but this new trailer may just fix that…
When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the super hero genre, complete with musical numbers. It seems to the Teens that all the major super heroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!
What I love about this trailer is that, just like the series, it doesn’t take itself seriously, at all. The fact that they broke the 4th wall and called Deathstroke, Deadpool is applaudable, but it does raise a valid question, “Is Teen Titans GO! To The Movies DC’s subtle answer to Deadpool?”. Most may say no, but outside of the gruesome death scenes, they have similar 4th wall-breaking humor. While one is skewed to a younger audience, you can’t deny that it may have been part of the motivation for making this movie.
Nevertheless, Teen Titans GO! To The Movies arrives in theaters July 27, 2018!