If your family is already a fan of the Teen Titans Go! television series, then you won’t want to miss this movie! Here’s my parent movie review of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies discussing if it’s kid-friendly.
When the movie was announced, something rare happened in my household: EVERYONE was excited about seeing Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. My DC loving husband was probably the most excited about this one!
Here’s what we all thought about the first movie from the hit television show (and yes, I said first because I’m guessing there will be a few more of these!).
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies | Parent Movie Review
We already lean toward the superhero side of things around here, so this band of teen crime fighters is well known to my kiddos.
They were, however, new to me.
Within the first 5 minutes of the movie, we were hit with a very long fart joke which set the tone for the entire show. Fart jokes- nay, long fart jokes- are definitely the way to engage the audience that this movie is catering to.
The movie is rated PG for some of the semi-crude humor, but I think it’s typical of 11-12 year-olds these days. I wasn’t too worried about my 7-year-old since she’s hearing it first hand from her older brother these days!
I looked over and every single one of my children (ages 7 to 47- ahem) were belly-laughing during this scene. And that’s how they rolled through the rest of the movie!
The story is pretty entertaining as the Teen Titans as trying to break into the superhero movie business. They are up against some stiff competition from the “real” DC superheroes and even a movie director who seems set on keeping them off the big screen.
And of course, they find a superhero nemesis in the form of Slade, voiced by Will Arnett.
Slade is the perfect villain for the Teen Titans. Not too scary and actually had some pretty funny lines and thew some excellent shade!
You can’t keep up with all the zinging one-liners and excellent comic book smackdowns that were flying around this movie; so it is one that will certainly merit another viewing!
As far as a parent movie review for Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, I’ll say this: it may not be your cup of tea, but your middle and elementary aged kids will love every second of it!
Potty humor: check.
Superhero cartoony violence: check.
Bare buns: check. That’s as far as things go with nudity, though. A couple of bare baby booty shots (that for the record, my daughter Lucy said was her favorite part. Oh Boy! Ha!).
Language: limited to things like stupid and calling someone a loser. Not nice, but not the worst either!
And as much as this stays true to typical Hollywood DC/Marvel movies you do need to stick around for the mid-credit scene AND there’s a Stan Lee cameo. Natch.
From Warner Bros. Pictures:
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 superhero genre, complete with musical numbers.
It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes 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!
Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.