Come for the Teen Titans, stay for the karaoke

The kids and I did finally watch Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo last weekend, and we all really enjoyed it. I’ve been reading about the movie for what feels like months, now, and I have seen it all. Some people are nitpicking it to pieces. Some people think it’s the greatest movie ever made. There are entire bulletin boards full of folks who apparently have nothing better to do with their time than to trace continuity goofs and point out issues from two seasons ago that may have somehow conflicted with what was shown in the movie.

Me? I’m a simple creature, in many ways. You want to know what I thought of this movie? I thought this movie was a ton of fun. And as I’ve already reported, Beast Boy does karaoke.

That bears repeating: Beast Boy does karaoke.

I just don’t think I can continue on with my life in a meaningful way without sharing this with the world. No need to thank me. Just click and enjoy:

So, you know, aside from the karaoke and aside from the pseudo-romantic Robin/Starfire subplot (which caused my children—in perfect unison—to declare “Ewwwwwww!” when a kiss was imminent), it was a pretty good film. But add in the karaoke and the grossing out of my kids, and you have a great film.

But don’t take my word for it; check out the reviews. Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo is currently rated at 7.1 on IMDB. It fares even better over at TV.com, where it’s enjoying a rating of 9.4. And if you have a grain of salt handy, check out the review over at Filmsy, which is mixed. (The reviewer seems to take issue with the campiness of it, to which I say, “Hello? Have you ever seen Teen Titans before? It’s all about the camp!”)

Get your hands on this movie if you’re a Titans fan and you missed it. We gave it three thumbs up and then watched it a second time. (Oh, alright; we watched the Beast Boy karaoke scene five or six times, I admit it.)

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