'Teen Titans Go! Appetite For Disruption S2 P1'
(2-Disc DVD / NR / 2015 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: Teen Titans fans can relive the latest adventures now that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) have just released 'Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1' on DVD! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains.
DVD Verdict: In truth, the Teen Titans are one of my all time favorite superhero shows; next to Batman: TAS, Superman: TAS, and Justice League. It was an excellent show that appealed to everyone of all ages and was highly regarded as one of the best shows of all time. The characters were complex and lovable, the story arcs were interesting to watch and see how they unfurl, and it balanced the show with comedy aspects and action aspects.
Sadly, after the disappointing series finale that was Things Change, fans like me wanted a continuation because it left the door open for another season. Well Stuart Snyder and the rest of CN decide to once again give us fans the middle finger and decide to produce this abomination known as Teen Titans Go! Teen Titans Go! is a take on the original Teen Titans show that continues to follow the lives of the Titans we've come to know and love. However, the show decides to go off in another direction instead of continuing where the original show left off. The show instead focuses more on the comedy aspect of the Teen Titans.
To continue this history lesson, the first big issue already comes into play in this premise, this show abandons a lot of crucial things that made the original Teen Titans such a good show. There are no arcs whatsoever like in the original show at all. There's no story lines to follow, no characterization at all that changes one or more of the Titans, or anything griping that made you want to watch the show. The Teen Titans was never about being a silly show about some random things happening, it had characterization and good story lines.
The artwork is terrible to look at. The coloring seems overblown in this show and the set designs just look rather bland and generic. The character designs are also badly designed. Everyone seems to have huge heads and very skinny bodies, Raven and Beast Boy look like midgets, and Cyborg reminds me of Quasimodo for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The animation is somewhat better and flows nicely, but there are times where its choppy with the character movements.
Anyway, all that said, 'Teen Titans Go!: Appetite For Disruption Season Two, Part 1' brings us 26 new adventures spread over 2 discs. Every vote counts when the Teen Titans hold team leader elections, Beast Boy dials up the “man-factor” with his new robotic limbs, while Raven races to save the cotton candy bushes from the Gumdrop Goblin. It’s a titan red alert with these episodes, but I just wish we had our old-school Teen Titan heroes back for this all-new collection; that's all. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.