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Hey everyone I'm back! So after reviewing several horror movies I decided to look at something more lightheated. This is Teen Titans TV series!
Based on the DC comic book series of the same name the show revolves around five superpowered teens as they defend their city from all sorts of baddies. Seems pretty straight forward right? Well actually there is alot more to this than just mindless fighting and explosions this isn't a Michael Bay movie(Thank God). While the show does have its action its also very character driven each member of the team learning to deal with their limits, facing their pasts, and bonding as a team.
Each character in Teen Titans brought something different to the show and were actually pretty relatable too. We have the leader of the team Robin The Boy Wonder who is both skilled and determined but at times can be very hotheaded. Starfire an alien with superhuman strength and the ability shoot bolts of energy whose compassion hold the team together even through the darkest of times. Cyborg the half-man half-machine ass-wooper who struggles with the loss of his body that causes him to be different from others. The comedic Beast Boy who can turn into any animal but can't make a girl laugh. Lastly we have the fan favorite Raven the mystic psychic played by the lovely Tara Strong. Among the many heroes are some awesome villains among them is the criminal mastermind Slade portrayed by the badass Ron Perlman and Trigon a demon lord set on wiping out the world itself.
As I had mentioned earlier the series is character driven with each of the main characters getting their very own story arc where we learn about their personal past as they confront an old enemy or face their own personal demons. It was amazing seeing a show with so much character development considering that so many shows back then were simply scenarios where there is alot of slap stick humor and noise so it was pretty refreshing. Although on Nickelodeon the popular Avatar The Last Airbender series was airing around the same time so its nice that both of these channels had something unique to offer their viewers.
In terms of the shows animation if you had watched the video above in the beginning you'll notice its very similar to anime in appearance which is prevalent throughout the show especially in its more humorous moments as well as the opening song which is performed by the pop idols Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi which will sometimes switch between the English and Japanese versions.
While we are on the subject of the animation I would like to quickly comment on the fight sequences for those who maybe curious. While the animation can be sometimes cutesy or gritty when the situation arises the fights feel well feel stiff. Don't get me wrong for the most part the show looks pretty sharp. The problem in my opinion is that they animators loved to use Speedlines way to much which can get very annoying at times depending how important this is to you in a show.
The show while initially aimed at younger children it soon became widen to a larger audience and not surprisingly it was a big hit. It had a pretty damn good run lasting for lasting for five seasons with a total of 65 episodes as well as having a feature length film titled Teen Titans:Trouble In Tokyo. Although its no longer airing any new episodes it still has a loyal fanbase to this day. I have however heard that the series will be revived in 2013 as Teen Titans Go! which will be more comedic than its predecessor. How this new show will be received by fans of the old and newcomers is yet to be seen all I can say though is that this fanboy has his fingers crossed.
Overall Teen Titans is a solid superhero show with alot to offer and is definitely worth checking out. Its a bit tricky to find as of now though. You can try your luck online but finding a site that is both safe and has all the episodes is a quest and it has yet to come to Netflix but is available on DVD.
So check out Teen Titans and stay tuned for more reviews here on A Reeler Movie Reviewer. If you have seen this show share your thoughts and opinions. If you have any comments or questions put them in the Comments Section below. See ya next time!