Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (PG)
Starring the voices of Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong
Directed by Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail
You don’t need to be fan of the TV series to enjoy this wacky, safe-for-adults big-screen spin-off where the titular superhero squad — Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy — try to convince Hollywood bigwigs to make a movie about their adventures. And here they are, in a movie starring them.
Yes, it’s so meta and mental. When they aren’t belting out super-catchy tunes (check out ‘Upbeat Inspiration Song About Life’), the Animaniacs of the DC Comics are poking fun at themselves, fellow DC mates, Marvel rivals, Stan Lee cameos — everyone’s fair game. (There’s also a recurring joke about Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, being mistaken for Wade Wilson, aka Wade Wilson.) Insane, silly and infectious. (***)
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