JUSTICE LEAGUE VS TEEN TITANS was the best superhero movie of 2016, and it was only 80 minues. With TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT, the animated arm of Warner Bros once again manage to embody what DC heroes represent so much more succinctly than recent live-action efforts. Epic runtimes and supposedly “serious” takes on comic book lore do not a good movie make on their own. For instance, “Pain forms a hero, either making them a diamond or grinding them into dust” pretty much sums up Batman and his extended family, and you don’t even have to point out that his mum shares the same name as another hero’s. The final combo-villain the Titans have to face is boring, but it’s still a pleasure to revisit this world and the film’s final moments are genuinely moving. As long as the DC Extended Universe continues its present downward trajectory and relentless moodiness, I sincerely hope Warner Animation keeps this series going, especially with this cast involved. SSP
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