Mar 042020

Titans: The Complete Second Season is a solid step up from season one, though I am biased as a fan of Deathstroke who was the central villain, and the new Titans crew is a lot of fun, yes even the arrogant Jason Todd.



Titans: The Complete Second Season

Genre(s): Fantasy, Adventure, Thriller
Warner Bros. | NR – 599 min. – $29.98 | March 3, 2020

Date Published: 03/04/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Writer(s): Writers
Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Curran Walters, Conor Leslie, Minka Kelly, Alan Ritchson, Esai Morales, Chelsea Zhang, Joshua Orpin, Iain Glen

Features: Featurette
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 2

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

THE MOVIE — 4.0/5

Note: This review contains some spoilers, so reader beware.

Season Synopsis: Following the aftermath of an encounter with Trigon, Dick Grayson (BRENTON THWAITES) reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their home at Titans Tower, Rachel Roth/Raven (TEAGAN CROFT), Gar Logan/Beast Boy (RYAN POTTER) and Jason Todd/Robin (CURRAN WALTERS) train together to hone their abilities and teamwork skills. They’re joined by Hank Hall/Hawk (ALAN RITCHSON), Dawn Granger/Dove (MINKA KELLY) and Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (CONOR LESLIE) who have attempted to transition into regular lives. But when old enemies resurface, everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business.

As this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent/Superboy (JOSHUA ORPIN) and Rose Wilson/Ravager (CHELSEA ZHANG) – learns to coexist, the arrival of Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (ESAI MORALES) brings to light the sins of the past, threatening to tear apart the Titans family once more.

Quick Hit Review: For those missing the dark and gritty DC, look no further than the Titans show streaming on the DC Universe service. But seriously, while I didn’t find the first season to be great, especially getting used to a Dick Grayson gone full rogue, the season still had its moments and a nice selection of actors, probably the best being the young Teagan Croft stood out the most, and the relationship that developed between her Rachael Roth (Raven) and Dick Grayson was quite good.

For season two, it marked the culmination and battle with Trigon a.k.a. Raven’s demonic father whom she, stupidly, allows to cross over to the Titans’ world and he rather easily seduces the Titans to their darkest sides… only to be thwarted pretty quickly in a storyline that could’ve done with a third part; kind of felt like the Doomsday fight on Smallville, though similarly probably had to do with a limited budget given the necessary CGI.

In any case, why I really enjoyed season two was the big bad was none other than the Titans’ ultimate arch nemesis, Deathstroke, a personal favorite DC villain of mine, as portrayed by Esai Morales who did a rather good job, probably a good step up from Manu Bennett on Arrow. He might not have gotten as much development in comparison, and he is a colder version by comparison, really wish to have seen more from him. Alas… Who knows, comic books resurrect characters all the time, so who knows.

The additional new cast members, Chelsea Zhang as Rose Wilson, Slade’s daughter, was a nice addition and a few others from the first season get expanded roles, most notably Curran Walters’s as the impulsive Jason Todd/Robin as well as Alan Ritchson playing Hawk and Minka Kelly portraying his better half, Dove. Now on the other hand, as great of an actor that Iain Glen is, I really wasn’t buying into him as an older Bruce Wayne.



This release comes with a matted slip cover, inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

There’s only Jason Todd: Fate by the Fans (11:52) featurette, a profile on the cocky character and his history in the comics, dating back to the fans narrowly choosing to kill him off (though there was shenanigans with automated voting).


VIDEO – 4.0/5

Although darkly lit for a fair portion in some episodes, the first one especially, Titans season two’s 1080p high-definition transfer is half-decent; detail is relatively sharp and nicely defined, especially on the close-ups, and there are spots of color that manage to come through, such as the green in Gar’s hair. Nothing to overly boast about, yet still not at all bad.

AUDIO – 4.0/5

Each episode comes with a strong DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, providing clear dialogue from the center channel, some modest depth with the remaining speakers, and especially comes to life with the score/soundtrack and some of the action sequences.


OVERALL – 3.75/5

Titans: The Complete Second Season is a solid step up from season one, though I am biased as a fan of Deathstroke who was the central villain, and the new Titans crew is a lot of fun, yes even the arrogant Jason Todd.

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