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Titans Season 2 Blu-ray Review

Titans

“Titans” is still a lackluster series.

“Warner Bros. has provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.”

In the 13 episode second season of the DC Universe series, Robin, Dick Grayson, Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy return alongside Wonder Girl, Hawk and Dove. In this season, the group goes up against villains such as Trigon (who is using his dark powers), Deathstroke, Dr. Light and Mercy Graves. Plot wise, expect a plethora of storylines involving Conner (Superboy), Dick Grayson leading the new Titans team, Deathstroke’s daughter Rose, Starfire’s sister Blackfire, a further exploration of the original Titans team and why they disbanded, Dick Grayson being imprisoned, character powers, Cadmus, and Deathstroke’s son Jericho.

If you were left underwhelmed by the divisive first season of “Titans,” season 2 isn’t likely to change your mind. The series is still a dark and gritty take on the Titans as opposed to the animated series counterparts. “Titans” also continues to try too hard by attempting to be edgy (ooh the Titans curse and there’s violence) and cramming far too much story into a single season. Normally, Trigon and Deathstroke would be more than enough for a single season, but no, the series also puts in Bruce Wayne, Superboy, Dr. Light among other key storylines. To say it’s cluttered is an understatement. 

While others may feel different, I continue to have little attachment to the characters. Not even the team turmoil, banter, and heavy drama can elicit much in the way of emotion. Only Hawk and Dove (played by Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly) seem to have any real chemistry here.

I will say the season ends on a high note with the episode titled “Nightwing.” Yes, we finally get to see Dick Grayson become the fan favorite character and, truth be told, it was far and away the highlight of the entire season. Whether or not that holds any promise for season 3, I have no idea, but at least it’s something. 

Video/Audio: 

Presentation: 2.00:1 1080p. Grade: A-

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. Grade: A-

Extras:
* Digital copy
* “Jason Todd: Fate By The Fans”- A featurette on the comic book history of Jason Todd’s Robin as well as his inclusion in “Titans.”

March 3, 2020 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , , , ,

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