#TeenTitans #TheJudasContract #movie #review #Terra & more..

teen-titans-the-judas-contract-cast-600x338-227248-1280x0This animated film is very well done and continues in the same universe as ‘Son of Batman’ and ‘Justice League vs Teen Titans.’ Not for all ages cartoon, due to cursing and violence. ‘Teen Titans: The Judas Contract’ is an adapted version on the 1984 comic of the same name, with a few tweaks to the story that fit with the characters & current Teen Titans team. It helps to have a solid base for the characters and build-up to the story, ‘The Judas Contract,’ otherwise this film might seem a bit out of place. It seems incomplete to have a great story about the Teen Titans and not to have Cyborg. Limited research showed that this was due to Warner Bros wanting to have Cyborg solely associated with The Justice League for the upcoming live-action movie than with the animated Teen Titans. Cyborg has appeared in this animated film universe before, like ‘JusticeLeague: Doom’ & ‘Teen Titans vs Justice League’ movies, but as a member of The Justice League. So I guess Warner Bros have decided Cyborg is Justice League only, which is too bad, because he is such a crucial member of Teen Titans. ‘The Judas Contract’ story first appeared in animation on the ever popular Teen Titans cartoon, which is still a great, light-hearted series. 

Terra_09My main problem with this animated feature was the Terra storyline. It felt wildly inappropriate to have a young teenager (13?), Terra, wanting to date a 55 year-old man, Deathstroke; I just felt weirded out with every scene. Were they actually sleeping together? Did I miss that? Even creepier, WTF DC? But I guess since it was in the comics it makes it somehow OK? Nope, still not OK. 

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(Spoilers) Towards the end, it would have been nice to see Terra turn around & attack Slade, motivated by her own moral compass, saving the Titans at the last moment, instead of solely acting out of revenge, focusing only on killing Deathstroke, all while not caring for the well being of The Titans at all. She could have at least made them a tunnel to the surface, protecting the Titans from the collapsing underground cavern Temple of the Brother Blood Cult. Also, there was no clear explanation of how exactly The Titans escaped this disaster.

maxresdefault (1)Deathstroke returns (spoiler) as the main villain. You may remember he was killed by Damian at the end of ’Son of Batman,’ which was poorly done, by the way. Deathstroke shot at Damien several times, from just 20 feet away, and missed every time! In the comics, Deathstroke, with the help of the serum, gave him metahuman abilities, like shooting The Flash in the knee, as Barry was running full speed. There’s absolutely no reason Deathstroke should have missed at such close range. Anyway, Deathstroke has since been revived from the dead, with the use of Lazarus Pits, and appears in this animated film to exact his revenge on Damien. I think it would have been easier to have just shot Damien with a sniper rifle, but Slade chose an elaborate plan, with years of preparation, bringing the rest of the Titans down at the same time, all while getting paid for it by Brother Blood instead.

asdStarfire was, again, over sexualized & it is a bit odd, that the leader of the Titans, Starfire/Kori, no longer lives in the Tower; seems like bad leadership skills, which was a recurring theme in this film. 

pre_TitansIt was great to see Bumble Bee in the beginning flashback sequence and it’s exciting that Wonder Girl, Donna Troy, will be joining The Titans in future DC animated movies (spoilers). 

Wonder_Girl_Donna_Troy3CONCLUSION: ’Teen Titans: The Judas Contract’ was a good film & you should WATCH IT; I just wish Terra’s storyline was better crafted. IMPORTANT NOTE: There’s an end credit scene, so watch through the credits.

Arrow season 4 trailer is here! You wont believe who’s in it! so many reveals it’s amazacrazy!! Arrow season 4 trailer explained review / recap (contains spoilers)

Arrow_season4_Arrow_logowatch the Arrow season 4 trailer here:

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Sarah Lives! the Lazarus Pit brings Sarah back to life, becoming White Canary, but she then migrates to CW’s new tv series ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ along with Ray Palmer, for 2016.

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hoping Sarah retains all of her memories and good qualities, as she will have been dead for some time before being brought back. re: Jason Todd/ Robin, in the DC comics, was brought back, but his morals remained dead, becoming The Red Hood.

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Caity Lotz as White Canary

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White Canary vs Black Canary DC comics

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Katie Cassidy as Black Canary / Laurel Lance.

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yep, that’s Matt Ryan’s Constantine!

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the new Ra’s Al Ghul, Malcom Merlin. on a good note, he brings Sarah Lance back to try to reconcile with Thea.

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Nyssa

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Jeri Ryan runs for Mayor. she’s got my vote.

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it looks like Thea Queen / Speedy / Red Arrow (Mia Dearden) kills and Oliver is not too happy about it; they are seen fighting in the trailer. did the Lazarus Pit mess with her head? does she lose it like Red Arrow / Arsenal does in the comics after he loses his arm? most likely. hope she’ll be ok.Thea_Arrow_season4_trailer13

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Stephen Amell in the new Arrow suit Felicity made for him. love the new look. how will they explain The Arrow returning, if everyone thinks Roy Harper was the Green Arrow and was killed in prison? Won’t this give Capt Lance legal precedent to re-accuse Oliver Queen of being The Arrow?

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Diggle looking awesome fighting crime, but why does the case say, “Kord Indistries?” Ted Kord / Blue Beetle was supposed to be in Arrow season 3, but the CW didn’t have full license to use him, so the CW used Ray Palmer / The Atom instead. did the CW get Ted Kord / Blue Beetle for Arrow season 4?

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Felicity is a Badass!

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looks like Amanda Waller is back..

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Felicity’s new assistant Curtis Holt (Michael Holt / Mr Terrific in the DC comics), juggling a “T Sphere.” Felicity is the new CEO of Palmer Industries after Ray’s disappearance / presumed death (Ray Palmer signed his company, Palmer Industries, over to Felicity at the end of Arrow season3). (Ray Palmer’s last words (in Arrow season 3 finale) were, “..breakthrough in nanotech through anti-viral dissemination..nanotech can be applied to the suit for miniaturization..test number one..(blows up top floor of building).” spoiler: Ray Palmer is The Atom, from DC comics, who shrinks in size, much like Ant-Man, but no Antony.

spoilers & speculation: the main villain for season 4 will be Damien Darhk, from the ‘Teen Titans’ comics (odd, how he wont appear on TNT’s ‘Titans’) and his association with the criminal organization, H.I.V.E., as well as, Anarky (from the Batman universe, comics, comic books, a Batman animated series, ‘Beware the Batman,’ and the ever popular video game, ‘Batman : Arkham Knight’). will we see Manu Bennett again in season 4? in the DC comics, H.I.V.E. hires Slade Wilson / Deathestroke to eliminate the Teen Titans. could Slade be brought back by H.I.V.E. to eliminate Team Arrow? we may even get to see a softer side of Slade, his family. in the DC comics, Slade Wilson / Deathstroke’s son is turned into Raveger by H.I.V.E. sounds like good material for plot twists.

Damien Darhk:

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Anarky & Damien Darhk

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H.I.V.E. was hinted at and name-dropped quite a few times in Arrow season 3; eg, hiring Lawton / Deadshot to kill Andy Diggle, John Diggle’s brother; Ra’s Al Ghul stating his rival successor to the League of Assassins was Damien Darhk, now associated with a similar organization, (Ra’s Al Ghul actually said, “Damien Darhk runs his own organization with a hive of agents;” but there will be a typ Arrow plot twist, revealing a H.I.V.E. Mother mid-season. Arrow season 4 could reveal the H.I.V.E. Mother to be Mayor-elect Jeri Ryan..).

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The H.I.V.E. Mother shown here. in a typical Arrow plot twist, the H.I.V.E. Mother could be Mayoral candidate Jeri Ryan..

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how many times have bad guys raided the Starling City Police Station? you would think they would have better defenses by now..

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Team Arrow

Arrow season 4 looks like the best season yet. Arrow season 4 will premiere on the CW on Oct 7 2015.

ARROW season2 episode1 hints at what’s to come..

ARROW season2 episode1 hints at what's to come..

Slade, Shado and Oliver Queen meet pirates on the island; they had thought they were alone after the demise of the Fyers contingent. this photo, from when Felicity and Diggle parachute onto the island, hints at what is to come, for the pirates that is. also, we see the DeathStroke mask on the beach, as Felicity walks by. and yes, it is orange, not cream-colored, like in season 1, with Wintergreen; did DeathStroke really color the mask? perhaps it was after he took the metahuman gene altering serum.
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