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Teen Titans Go! And DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem In The Multiverse Blu-ray Review

“Teen Titans Go! And DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem In The Multiverse” is in need of more Teen Titans.

“Teen Titans Go! And DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem In The Multiverse” (try saying that ten times fast) is a new animated crossover movie…I mean “crossover event.” Given that Multiverse stories are all the rage these days, it seemed inevitable that WB Animation/DC would get in on the action for their animated features. Directed by Matt Peters and Katie Rice and scripted by Jase Ricci, the story finds Lex Luthor teaming up with the Legion of Doom and a Kryptonian villain trapped in a powerful Amulet to transport Earth’s heroes into the Phantom Zone. Initially the Justice League and the Super Hero Girls try to stand in their way, but only the Super Hero Girls (Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Zatanna, Batgirl and Green Lantern). However, they just might get help from the goofy Teen Titans (Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire) in a parallel universe. Other key subplots involve Wonder Woman’s allegiance being caught between the Justice League and the Super Hero Girls team, conflict between Supergirl and Superman, and Harley Quinn making some big decisions.

For those expecting an epic crossover, you’re not going to get that here. Not only are the Teen Titans characters sidelined for large portions of the movie, but the titular Multiverse angle is minuscule at best. The title tries to sell you something that isn’t here and that’s a problem. Sure, there’s plenty of self-referential humor in which the characters poke fun at this “event” and the two shows, but those fun moments aren’t enough. If you’re going to make a crossover event, why not make sure the characters get an equal amount of screentime? The animated feature is at its best when the Titans are on screen and when both universes collide (complete with the 2 different animation styles). Unfortunately, the story frustratingly tends favor a rather generic villain story instead which short changes the massive potential here.

Even though the story may be a let down, there are some genuinely funny scenes here. The Batman you can’t understand, the Matthew McConaughey esque Aquaman, and the hilarious ending that crosses over with ANOTHER show are sure to please DC fans of all ages. It’s just a shame there wasn’t more of that.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. How does it look? The 2 colorful animation styles shine in hi-def.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The 5.1 track is nothing short of lively.

Extras:
* DVD copy
* Digital copy
* 2 episodes of “Teen Titans Go!” titled “Titan Saving Time” and “Operation Tin Man.”
* 1 episode of “DC Super Hero Girls” titled “#SmallVictories.”

May 24, 2022 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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