Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans

Movie review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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TT universe crossover movie is irreverent and fun.
  • NR
  • 2019
  • 77 minutes

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

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Educational Value

This movie is intended as entertainment.  

Positive Messages

Fighting villains, saving their friends, saving the universe, working through differences, and cooperation are the main themes in this movie installment. Understanding one's inner-self is also addressed. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Teen Titans Go! team appears young, immature, and often unprepared when compared to their older Teen Titans. But they are loyal to each other, and work together to defeat the villains. One character gets very jealous. 

Violence & Scariness

There’s lots of fight scenes that show kicking, punching, weapons fired, throwing people across rooms, and other violent acts (in animated form). No blood, but some characters are torn apart (and put back together). No one is really hurt in the end. A few characters are big and scary, especially those who come from the 2003 universe. 

Sexy Stuff

Contains some mild innuendo, most of which will go over kids’ heads. References are made to how tall and handsome a cast member is. A scene shows someone slapping the bare behind of a statue, and another shows a male cast member bare-chested. All of this is presented in a humorous context and most kids won't get it.

Language

Sometimes cast members use terms like "butt head." 

Consumerism

The movie is a cross-over event based on the characters of the popular Teen Titans DC Comic franchise.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the animated movie, Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans, features the 2003 and 2013 children’s animated versions of the Teen Titan franchise. The humor is smart and quick-witted, and most of the edgier stuff will fly over the heads’ of young viewers. There’s some mild innuendo (references to being handsome, a slap of a statue's behind) and sometimes characters use terms like "butt head." The series also features a considerable amount of fantasy violence and some scary-looking characters, all of which may be too intense for young viewers.  

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Adult Written bykenzieshadow October 15, 2020

Its a big fart packed adventure

It's a very interesting show it's one fart packed adventure with songs and dancing. Kids less than 6 yrs might gat scared of raven and her dad they ar... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byLoranikas303 October 2, 2020

Which one will win?

Teen Titans because Teen Titans Go deserves to have low rating, insulting the original, the humour is stupid and amp; unfunny, and these characters look immatur... Continue reading

What's the story?

TEEN TITANS GO! VS TEEN TITANS is an animated crossover video event that features two generations of Titans saving the world. While trying to thwart Gentleman Ghost ('Weird Al' Yankovic) during a bank robbery, the Teen Titans Go! team is abducted by the untrustworthy Master of Games (Rhys Darby). They find themselves in a strange multiverse in which they must fight against their counterparts from another world, the 2003 Teen Titans. But when both Ravens (Tara Strong) are kidnapped, the remaining members of the two teams must figure out how to work together, despite their many differences. Together, they fight Trigon (Kevin Michael Richardson), Hexagon (also voiced by Richardson), and Santa Clause (Robert Morse) to rescue their friends and save the universe from impending doom. 

Is it any good?

Teen Titan fans of all ages will enjoy this comical series, which combines the silly gags and irreverent banter of Teen Titans Go!  with the more straight-laced heroics of the original team. Watching the characters learn more about their alternate selves is fun, as are the self-reflexive ways in which the franchise points to the range of fan reactions against the younger, but more contemporary, teen superheroes. Throughout it all, the sharp humor adds an edge that’s bound to elicit a few chuckles among older viewers. 

It’s well-written and quick-witted, and even if you’re not a TT fan, it’s easy to follow the basic plot line. But if you enjoy Teen Titans or Teen Titans Go! (or *gasp* both) you will appreciate how smartly the two worlds are merged. You’ll also be able to pick up on some of the more nuanced moments, which will be easily missed by those less familiar with the franchise. If you’re looking for a fun animated story to enjoy, Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans is worth checking out. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the differences between the cast of Teen Titans Go!  and that of Teen Titans. Why were so many fans frustrated with the 2013 reboot of the TV series? What are some of the ways Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans characterizes fan displeasure? Does this make the franchise any less popular?  

  • What do you think were some of the challenges the writers and animators had to overcome to make the story work for broad audiences? Did they succeed? Is there any part of the plot that you would have handled differently?

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