Review

Summary:

Tara Markov is a girl who has power over earth and stone; she is also more than she seems. Is the newest Teen Titan an ally or a threat? And what are the mercenary Deathstroke’s plans for the Titans?

Review:

The ongoing adventures in the DC Animated Movie Universe continue with Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. The Teen Titans – Starfire, Robin, Raven, Blue Beetle, and Nightwing – induct a new member into the team, the enigmatic Terra (voiced by Christina Ricci). Their enemy Deathstroke (voiced by Miguel Ferrer in one of his last performances) shows up and tries to woo Terra to carry out a plot that would have her turning coat against her new friends. Also in the mix is the evil cult lord Brother Blood, whose cultists help raise up an evil force that have the Teen Titans busy fighting evil.

 

Nicely produced with slick animation and a teen-centric vibe running throughout, The Judas Contract is fairly indistinguishable from other recent DC Animated Movies with a forgettable storyline and nonstop action that blurs from one scene to the next. The movie stays true to its title by giving the teen heroes the complete focus, and there’s never even a cameo by any of the members of the Justice League, although Kevin Smith makes an appearance as himself. Younger audiences will appreciate this outing more than the more seasoned viewers who’ve made it this far into the series. Directed by Sam Liu (Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Justice League vs Teen Titans, batman: The Killing Joke).

 

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is available now on DVD, Blu Ray, and Digital HD from Warner Home Video.



About the Author

david j. moore
david j. moore is the author of World Gone Wild: A Survivor's Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies and the upcoming book The Good, the Tough and the Deadly: Action Movies and Stars, coming April, 2016 from Schiffer Publishing.