Teen Titans Go! To the Movies - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews
I fell asleep but the songs are quite fun and really help lift this movie.
I went to see this with my daughter, my two nephews, my sister and brother-in-law. My sister and I fell fast asleep, my brother-in-law is a big fan of the show (I've never seen it) so he stayed up and deduced that the show was better and all three kids really liked it. I think that's pretty much right. This is the first kids movie I've seen in a while where it really is JUST for the kids. It doesn't offer much to adults as much as Will Arnett tries. I feel like the great Stan Lee cameos were really the only thing for me. Which is fine, not every kid movie needs to have stuff for the adults, but just be warned for that.

The songs are a ton of fun and really save this movie for me. Everything else is just moving the story along and making the ever so brief sidetracks that don't add anything at all. There's an entire time travelling sequence which takes minutes, but basically is what Family Guy would have done in 10 seconds, max.

The visuals can really blow out your retinas pretty quick with all the action and colors. I don't think this movie cost much to make, especially given the lack of star power in the voices, so I think they're just printing money with this release.

Your kids will love it, but man do those butt and fart jokes get old FAST. The songs will make the experience very enjoyable but you'll retain nothing of this film ten minutes after leaving the theatre. Probably less.

Still ranks among the best of the DC movies so far though.

I just hope my Emily doesn't start showing interest in Deadpool now. It's much too early.

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
I fell asleep but the songs are quite fun and really help lift this movie.
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repoman replied the topic: #279780 14 Aug 2018 17:04
Did you seriously put up a review of a movie you fell asleep through and didn't see? What's next a game reviewer posting about a game he's never played?
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Black Barney replied the topic: #279787 14 Aug 2018 18:36
nono, i only slept like 15-20 minutes max. i just nodded off at the beginning cuz it was a hot day and the theatre was air conditionned. I watched almost all of it and i didn't feel lost at all when I awoke. Which says a lot.

thanks for reading!
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san il defanso replied the topic: #279807 14 Aug 2018 22:10
My kids are big fans of Teen Titans Go!, and if I'm honest I am as well. There is something vaguely rebellious about a series that doesn't just play superheroes with a light touch, but actively seeks to make it as silly as possible. It's kind of a tonic to the age of superheroes in that sense.

Anyway, we went and saw this and we enjoyed it. There's this thing where shows that get made into movies sometimes increase the emotional stakes to suit a longer run time. This was the case in the Simpsons movie, which was more emotional than the show had been in years at that point. This does a little of that too, but it's kind of a weird fit. Normally any kind of emotional beat would be played for cheap laughs, but here it's taken just a little seriously, which feels a little off-key. I also wish it had focused more on the whole ensemble than just Robin, for whatever that's worth.

But we did enjoy it quite a bit. It was goofy and had a lot of fart jokes, but I live with two elementary-age boys, so my life is all fart jokes. The guest voices were especially fun. I like Nicholas Cage as Superman, which is some next-tier nerd bait.