DC-Ember #111: Justice League Vs. Teen Titans


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Justice League vs. Teen Titans is a 2016 direct-to-video animated superhero film, directed by Sam Liu from a screenplay by Alan Burnett and Bryan Q. Miller. It is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. The film features the voices of Jon Bernthal, Taissa Farmiga, and Jason O’Mara. The film had its world premiere at WonderCon on March 26, 2016. It was released through digital download on March 29, 2016, and through home media on April 12, 2016 by Warner Home Video.

Robin is sent to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.

Another feature that continues the story that began in Son Of Batman but this time, it’s also a continuation of Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis too so this is somewhat of a crossover feature….sort of…kind of…I mean, we’re combing elements from both the Batman films and the Justice League films so, yeah, this is a crossover of both but also, this is the DC Universe debut of the Teen Titans and judging by the fact that there’s a solo Teen Titans film, The Judas Conflict (which was originally slated to be the third DC animated feature after Superman: Doomsday and The New Frontier) now in the works, the movie obviously paid off selling these guys.

And overall, yes it does. I will say that this is an overall fun feature that does a nice job of setting up the Teen Titans as a potential new franchise of animated features and the overall action sequences between both the Titans and the possessed Justice League are pretty epic and spectacular. They also really do a good job blending in some good comedy with the Titans too, something I wasn’t expecting in this at all.

The voice work is great again, you have the return of Jason O’Mara, Rosario Dawson, Jerry O’Connell, Christopher Gorham, and Stuart Allan as Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Flash, and Robin but you also have newcomers to the series in Taissa Farmiga as Raven, Brandon Soo Hoo as Beast Boy, Jake T. Austin as Blue Beetle, and Kari Wahlgren as Starfire, not to mention Jon Bernthal as the villain, Trigon, this is, once again, a really solid cast that works off each other very well.

Not necessarily a classic feature or the best of the series of films but Justice Lague Vs. Teen Titans is good solid fun, a lot of great action, great voice work, great animation, great story, surprisingly great comedy and drama blending, great music once again by Frederik Wiedmann, you get what you expect from this and it’s a great fun time. Definitely give this one a watch and have fun.

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