Unless you’ve lived underneath a rock for the past five or so years, you probably have heard of Teen Titans Go!, the comedic spinoff to the Teen Titans animated series of the mid-2000’s. And if you’ve spent even a second on Facebook or online forums that discuss modern animation, you’re also probably aware of the rampant hate directed at the spinoff. The general criticism is that Go! ignores its characters’ depth from the original series and instead paints them as morons who spend more time goofing off than saving the world. In truth, that’s more or less the point of the series, so it’s not like this is any sort of revelation. While the new show is a hit with children, fans of the original series simply were disheartened to see the mature characters they loved turned into unrecognizable chibis and thrown into a series that relies heavily on potty humor and lunacy. After watching Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (To the Movies), I can safely say that those concerns . . .
Christmas Eve goes from bad to worse for Eric Norris, who finds himself forced into taking five people hostage in a liquor store after a series of misunderstandings from the local police force.
Continuing his review of in-flight features, DaCrowz tackles Laika's recent film, Kubo and the Two Strings.
DaCrowz gives the Star Wars universe another chance to impress him. Is Rogue One up to the challenge?
DaCrowz continues to critically evaluate his free in-flight entertainment. This time, he enters the bizarre realm of Marvel's Doctor Strange. Is the movie strange enough to work? Or does it falter under its self-inflicted burdens?
DaCrowz returns from his trip and aims to get back into the groove with the first of several micro-reviews covering his in-flight cinema experiences. Moana's remained a topic of conversation in many social circles for months now, and DaCrowz sees if it lives up to the hype.
Instead of anime, DaCrowz opts to watch the new war film, Dunkirk, a creative spin on a major incident during World War II. Does Christopher Nolan succeed in relaying the event to modern audiences, or does the movie fall flat?
Gru and the Minions return for a third round of action-packed heroism and villainy. When Gru finds out he has a long lost twin brother named Dru, he learns about an entire secret history of his family of which he was previously unaware. Does this third installment in the franchise tug at the heartstrings like its predecessors, or is it too full of zany antics to stand out against equally wild animated movies in today's film industry? DaCrowz has the answer.
End of the Week of Spider-Man hits with Medraut's in depth review of Spider-Man Homecoming. Is it must see or should you skip it?
Pixar's Cars franchise is like the pizza at a Chinese buffet - nobody is really asking for it, but a chef in the back keeps making it just in case someone gets a craving. Against his better judgment, DaCrowz indulges in a slice of the series' latest entry, Cars 3. But how does it taste?
It is no secret that DC has been struggling with their movies as of late. As if by divine intervention, Wonder Woman charges in to attempt to save the day. Does this film, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot alongside Chris Pine, do what fans were hoping for? Join Medraut to find out in this slightly overdue analysis of the latest comic book blockbuster.
The first Guardians of the Galaxy film is fondly regarded as one of the standout films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Does the much anticipated sequel live up to expectations? Take a look this week with Medraut.