In this DC Universe original film, Robin botches a Justice League mission and is sent to work with the Teen Titans, who must do battle with Trigon after he threatens to take over the Justice League for world domination.~Jennifer Lackman
Exclusively on Blu-Ray:
From the DC Comics vault-2 bonus cartoons
Growing up titan featurette
Heroes and villains: Raven featurette
Heroes and villains: Trigon featurette
Plus: a sneak peek at DC Universe's next animated movie: Batman: The Killing Joke
The title of the movie? There is about 10min of the film where the title is appropriate. Raven to the Rescue, or some iteration of that is the truth. Bad guy is Raven's father who forced himself on her mother. Batman, Bruce Wayne, sends new Robin, Damian Wayne, to titan tower to learn teamwork. Justice League is victim to the bad guy power and titans ultimately distract him as canon fodder so Raven can trap him in a gem shard. Title notwithstanding, I enjoyed the movie. There were some interesting moments where characters share nuggets of personal information with each other. Great animation.
I wasn't a big fan of the Teen Titans cartoon. I liked it for the most part, but it had too many annoying anime tropes that pulled me out of it. Otherwise I thought it was well written and definitely had some fun times.
This movie is a little different. The team dynamics aren't like they were before. I'll try to do this as spoil free as I can. So it seems like they took the characters and made them a little older than they were in the TV series. Which kinda works. Robin grew up and became Nightwing. Starfire is now in her late teens/early twenties and in charge of the team. Beast Boy and Raven are in their mid-teens. So the story basically starts with the new Robin(Damien Wayne) joining the team reluctantly. They don't want him, he doesn't want to be there. You can kinda see where I'm going. Even though I didn't see many TV episodes, I did see enough to have a feel and expectation. So it's a little weird with Starfire being a little more culturally aware than she was. I actually liked her being the rube that just didn't understand human ways. Also, in the New 52 universe Cyborg was never on the Teen Titans. It's not bad, just takes some getting used to.
I feel I should mention at this point that the Justice League isn't really in this that much. They are integral to the story and there is a point that we see Justice League Vs Teen Titans. But this is mostly a Teen Titans movie. The story focuses mostly on Robin and Raven. It's pretty much good for all ages. Older fans might not like the new team setup. And at times it gets a little dark with hades and possession story points. I'm not going to tell you what movies your kids should watch. When I was a boy I think my family would have let me watch this. But I know people now that might not let their kids watch this. You know your child better than me.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Good movie and great graphics...alot of action..Batman fan...