Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo

Teen Titans

On DVD: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2007

I’m getting a little tired of people going out of their way to ruin my appreciation for the original Batman: The Animated Series.  That show was about as close to pure awesome as any syndicated cartoon has ever come. These days we can’t seem to be rid of remakes, offshoots, and of course the anime inspired mega shits that is Teen Titans. It’s like the dark masters at Warner Bros. intentionally created a show that was nothing but marketing hooks and gimmicks. In this full-length movie the creators gave up on any amount of subtlety regarding their raping of a popular art style for the purpose of landing a demographic and go so far as to base the story in Japan.

This movie, much like the show, is nothing but flash and noise. The artwork and animation max out at medium quality and the story is rich in elementary school imagination. As for bonus features, you get a “lost episode” of Teen Titans, a mini game called “Robin’s Underworld Race Challenge” and four trailers. The additional episode is certainly welcome as a feature, even if the actual material in question is just more of the same Teen Titan waste. The race game might amuse a toddler for about four seconds but that’s about it. I know there are people out there who love this stuff regardless of what I have to say. For those of you who are already lost to Teen Titans, this is a worthwhile movie that you can bug mom and dad for. For the rest of us that actually have pubes, I can’t in good conscience recommend it unless its free and you’re very, very bored.

Review by Baron Aloha