Friday, October 12, 2018
DC Universe Live Action Titans, A Review
Tonight I watched the debut of Dc Universe first original series, DC Titans. Most DC Comics fans knew that the series would be live-action. However, I do not believe anyone was prepared for the dark side of the series to be darker than that of Batman Beyond, or to surpass the violence in that of the most recent DC movies.
Once you got over the brutality displayed by Dick Grayson, it was easy to admit that making the series for online streaming was a wise choice. Because nowhere in the history of the Titans will you find them as such extremely dark, damaged and dangerous anti-heroes. These incarnations of the Titans were all grown to adapt to the world inside the Dc Universe in which they live.
The main characters are easily recognizable with Rachel Roth as a scared teenager coming into her own as the Raven. Frighten of the alien force inside her, Rachel goes on the run after witnessing the death of her mother. Koriand'r / Kory Anders / Starfire with her flaming red hair and glowing emerald eyes that shine brightly when she is aflame. In the series Starfire is puzzle when she wakes up without a memory of who she is, that men are trying to kill her and why she is looking for Rachel Roth. That she can burn men to cinders disturbs her only a little. Then there is the changeling, Garfield "Gar" Logan, a green haired kid who is better known as Beast Boy. He is so immature that he can only think of using his abilities of changing into any beast he wants just to steal video games.
Finally, Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin After learning all that he could from Bruce/Batman and fearing that he would not become his own person if he stay with him, Dick strikes out on his own and during the series forms the Titans. With no superpowers of his own, Dick as Robin, but looking like Nightwing, is no less hindered in his fighting skills than his super pals. He, like the others, tends to go over the edge when dealing with criminals more than we ever saw in the Titans animated series. Here in the DC Universe series, Dick Grayson is a detective for the Detroit Police Department.like Bruce Wayne, Dick lost his parents to violence.
One must sign up for an account to stream videos on DC Universe. However, the cost is minimal for the chance to stream some great entertainment from new and classic series, movies, cartoons, plus DC Universe Live Presents: DC Daily, where host Kevin Smith introduces you to all the great features of the DC Universe.
DC Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand'r / Kory Anders / Starfire, Ryan Potter as Garfield "Gar" Logan / Beast Boy, and Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven.