Teen Titans

Titans – Trigon

by Alan Rapp on September 18, 2019

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Titans – Trigon
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Titans - Trigon television review

In a dick move, Titans returns for its Second Season with a premiere which feels very much like it should have been the First Season’s finale. Almost entirely dealing with themes from the previous season, “Trigon” begins with Trigon (Seamus Dever) brainwashing the rest of his daughter’s friends just as he did to in the previous season’s finale to Robin (Brenton Thwaites), proving that a full episode didn’t need to be devoted the the alternate reality mind games he pushed Dick through in “Dick Grayson” (as Trigon manages to brainwash nearly the entire group, who are then able to break his control, all in less than half that time).

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Titans – The Complete First Season

by Alan Rapp on September 16, 2019

in Home Video

  • Title: Titans – Season One
  • wiki: link

Titans - The Complete First SeasonSurprisingly, DC Universe’s Titans isn’t the dumpster fire that it appeared to be from the show’s initial trailer. In the show’s First Season, recently orphaned teenager Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft) brings together brooding police detective and former vigilante sidekick Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), amnesiac alien Koriand’r (Anna Diop), and shape-shifting teen Gar Logan (Ryan Potter). Over the course of the season the show will also introduce a few of Dick’s crime-fighting buddies such as Donna Troy (Conor Leslie), and Hawk (Alan Ritchson) and Dove (Minka Kelly).

Delivering a Robin who didn’t get out from Batman’s shadow before a bit too much of his mentor’s world view rubbed off on him is a questionable one, but also helps frame Dick as every bit as lost as the young girl with bizarre powers who he tries to help. Dick’s questionable choices are explored in several episodes, and the arrival of Jason Todd (Curran Walters) on the scene as the new Robin creates even more.

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

by Alan Rapp on July 25, 2018

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies movie reviewSince the show’s introduction back in 2013, Teen Titans Go! has met with mixed reaction from fans. Some love the madcap feel of the short adventures while other felt DC strayed too far from the earlier (more serious take) found on the first Teen Titans animated series. Even if the show’s writing has been somewhat inconsistent, I’ve enjoyed my share of Teen Titans Go! and my only real question was whether or not its slapstick style could work stretched out over a feature film? You bet your ass it can.

Full of DC fan references and inside jokes (such as Nicolas Cage playing Superman), the film is a nerdtastic delight.

The movie throws us into a world (not unlike our own) full of super-hero movies. Robin (Scott Menville), the selfish leader of the Teen Titans, desperately wants to join the ranks of Batman, Aquaman, Superman, and the rest of DC’s top heroes who have all earned their own movies. Alas, no one takes the sidekick or his misfit team seriously. The solution? Find an arch-nemesis and convince a studio exec (Kristen Bell) that the Titans are worthy of a movie.

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First Look – Titans

by Alan Rapp on July 22, 2018

in Nework & Cable TV News 

  • Title: Titans
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So… this happened. Revealed at SDCC, here’s the first look at the upcoming live-action Titans TV-show (sadly, featuring plenty of examples of why this show was scrapped multiple times before making it to air). The show will premiere on DC’s new subscription service DC Universe and stars (somewhat recognizable) versions of the beloved Teen Titans characters. But not Batman.

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Teen Titans Go! – Thanksgetting

by Alan Rapp on November 20, 2017

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – Thanksgetting
  • wiki: link

Teen Titans Go! - Thanksgetting television review

When his teammates rebel against the traditions of Thanksgiving and attempt to start a new holiday known as Thanksgetting (complete with costumes, bizarre decorations, presents, and not being thankful for anything), it leads to an attack on Titans Tower by the Thanksgiving Turkey. “Thanksgetting” is a bizarre episode that, as usual, focuses on the odd antics of the group, Robin (Scott Menville) taking offense to his team’s opinions and actions, Starfire (Hynden Walch) in a ridiculously-cute cat costume, and one hell of a creepy Frankensteinish Turducken to close out yet another holiday Titans-style. Honestly, I could have done with that last part.

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