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|Teen Titans - The Complete Fifth Season|
Genres: Action & Adventure
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Strong Finish to a Great Series
Darth Meds | 07/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Teen Titans has always been a strong series. This fifth and final season is a particular favorite of mine in that it features the Doom Patrol and the Brotherhood of Evil (BoE is in a number of episodes throughout the season). Now, I was not a Doom Patrol fan prior. In fact, I've never even read a Doom Patrol comic. Regardless, I simply love the characterizations of the team in the show, especially Negative Man's deadpan delivery of his lines, as is so befitting his name.
Likewise, Brain having the Hawking'esque voice is beyond perfect. Here we have a brilliant and evil mind with no body to speak of that commands immeasurable power. I love the taunting coming from Brain sounding like a late 80's computer attempting to create speech. It has a menace to it that one wouldn't expect.
With the Brotherhood of Evil, and the Doom Patrol playing such a large roll in this season, the feel of the overall story arc feels a lot more Silver Age, DC Comics than the previous seasons, which for me is a good thing. While the Slade arcs are excellent, there is something I like about two super teams duking it out, 60's style. There's a grandness to that just feels, I don't know . . . heroic in that romantic, adventure movie kind of way.
There are some other really great episodes as well. In particular, I enjoyed "Go!," a prequel episode that details not only how Starfire came to Earth, but also how the Titans originally formed their team. It's great.
DC/Marvel has had an incredible run of quality animated hero shows, going all the way back to "Batman: the Animated Series" and this season of Teen Titans delivers as well. If your looking at a review for season five, I'm going to presume you've seen the show and like it, so I am probably preaching to the choir. It's great. You know it. What else is there to know?
BTW, why in the world doesn't every DVD box set/series in universe simply list the frickin' episodes in the description? It always falls to a reviewer to actually tell prospective buyers what the heck they are considering buying. Does this strike anyone else as a bit stupid?
To that end, here's a list of episodes contained within the series:
1. Homecoming Pt 1 (Intro the Doom Patrol and the Brotherhood of Evil)
2. Homecoming Pt 2
4. For Real
7. Hide and Seek
9. Revved Up (This one seemed REALLY odd and jarringly outside the Titans Universe, but whatever)
11. Calling All Titans
12. Titans Together
13. Things Change"
Calling All Titans
veja_1 | Westerville, Ohio | 08/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"it's the final season in the series, and they finished off great. i love the titans. BB is my favorite, and this one was pretty much chock-full of him, his origins, Terra's return and his reaction, him kicking Slade's butt alone, and a few other connected episodes where Beast Boy saved the day without the other (original) Titans around to help. of course it shows Starfire's origin, they all meet and the forming of the Titans, how Jinx (formerly of the H.I.V.E. FIVE) becomes an honorary Titan, and other little things...
...and they finished off strong, with virtually every villian any of the Titans have taken on coming after them all at once, taking the Titans (full and honorary) down one or two at a time. once again, BB came to the rescue, calling on the few remaining allies he had to help him launch a final attempt to save the others from their enemies. in the end, over 140 Titans stand against the remaining villians and come out on top. yay!!
so... basically, i was in cartoon heaven. now i'm just waiting to see exactly how they plan to bring the Judas Contract story arc of the Teen Titans to dvd. (Terra & Slade's story was already told, and if i remember correctly, that WAS the original Judas Contract in the comic books.) maybe (now that Terra and Slade are both back) the continuation of that story will pick up in the new movie (if they ever get around to doing it). either way, can't wait to find out.
Pretty good, but lacking some playfulness...
C.P.M. | Highland, CA | 09/08/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even though I'm pretty old to be watching cartoons like Teen Titans (or so I've been told), I have always found them fun and the stories to be rather smart for a "tweens" show. I especially loved season four with it's dark main story line mixed with incredibly fun filler episodes. The fifth, and final, season took the serious tone of season four and amped it up, perhaps a little too much for the shows good. The worldwide romp the Titans go through and the gathering of all the young super heroes was a good story line, but it left little room for some of the more playful episodes of the previous seasons. In fact, the entire season seemed to be absorbed in the main story line. Not saying that it was bad, in fact it was a pretty good story line, but it just didn't feel as fun as the previous seasons. Especially the last episode of the season, "Things Change," which seemed to end the show on somewhat of a downer. In short, this season is probably best for those fans who are finally in their teen years, but not for the younger ones."
Teen Titans Season 5
Pj Thorp | 08/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A couple of years ago, I wrote to Warner Bros asking them to bring back the great quality of incidental music in their cartoons, quoting Batman TAS, Superman TAS as my favourite examples.
I think they listened. The first two episodes of this season "Homecoming Part 1 & 2" feature a fantastic score of dramatic music, which complements the guest characters: The Doom Patrol. The story shows Beast Boy's connection to his former team, and his divided loyalty between the Doom Patrol and the Titans.
Doom Patrol's enemies the Brotherhood of Evil (led by M'sieur Mallah & Madam Rouge) become the main focus of the Titans for the rest of the season, which sends them on a global quest to sign up honorary Titans galore.
In "Lightspeed", you'll see Kid Flash (voiced by Michael Rosenbaum, who voiced the adult future version of the character in Justice League/Unlimited as The Flash). Lots of other guest characters familiar to DC comics including Red Star (a retooled version of the Russian Starfire from Teen Titans original comic series #18).
This is the best season, and a great way to wrap up the series. Watch out for the surprising final episode, featuring the return of ... I won't spoil it."