'Teen Titans Go! House Pests - S2 P2'
(2-Disc DVD / NR / 2015 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: The hyperactive heroes are back for another round of mischief, mayhem and messy food adventures! Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy continue their pizza eating, video game playing, TV obsessing exploits. Join the heroes in saving the world while having a ton of fun in 26 all-new action-packed adventures!
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!: House Pests - Season Two, Part 2' is the follow up to the just-released 'Appetite For Disruption Season Two, Part 1' and brings us another 26 new adventures spread over 2 discs. Things kick off with a backward battle as Robin faces off against his Bizarro World counterpart, Nibor. Raven is pushed to her netherworldy limits during Crazy Day, and it's anything but a vacation when the Teen Titans visit Starfire's home world!
As always, it’s a titan red alert with all these scorching 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.