The Judas Contract is a legendary Teen Titans story. Director Sam Liu brings it to life for WB Animation as Teen Titans: The Judas Contract which combines the story with New 52 aspects to make it more modern.
Nightwing (Sean Maher) and Starfire (Kari Wahlgren) continue to train the next generation of Teen Titans. This includes Damian Wayne aka Robin (Stuart Allan), Raven (Taissa Farmiga), Beast Boy (Brandon Soo Hoo), Blue Beetle (Jake T. Austin), and new member Terra (Christina Ricci). Little do they know that their famous foe Deathstroke (Miguel Ferrer) has recruited Terra into betraying the Titans so that a secret cult of villains can use them to create an army capable of taking over the world.
I appreciated the growing bond between Nightwing and Starfire. In my humble opinion, that romance always made more sense in the grand scheme of things (if Dick isn’t going to dare Barbara Gordon of course). I thought that the film was an excellent adaption of the story. It did a good job of honoring the past while also bringing the famous storyline into the modern era.
Once again, I have to give DC Animation props for their talented voice cast and stunning animation. It truly makes the movie feel more like an actual film than just another cartoon adaption of a comic book.
My one complaint is the “homage” it plays to fake nerd Kevin Smith. He wrote a failure of a Batman series and his attitude toward comic books is just whatever the mainstream tells him. Yet, here he is again making a cameo when real fans get kicked to the curb.
I also want to give props to Miguel Ferrer as Slade Wilson. I am not a huge Deathstroke fan. Personally, I think that he is way overused, but his performance won me over even more than the previous portrayal in this series of films.
FAVORITE QUOTE: Robin, stop complimenting the bad guys.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Violence, foul language
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That is my review. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below which films you would like me to review. While you are at it, check out my review of Justice League Dark. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.