All right, full disclosure here. We haven’t seen much yet. Admittedly we haven’t seen much, so this may all be over nothing. I’m usually one to reserve judgement until I see the show… but I guess Marvel’s Inhumans has made me a little bitter.
Unfortunately… so far, I’m getting the same vibe from Teen Titans that I got from The Inhumans. Take a look at the cast photos that have been released so far…
Okay now… maybe they’re not in full makeup yet, but even here… from what we can see of the hair and costumes, I think that there is cause to be concerned. For starters, the hair color looks cheap. I did a better job with my kids at Halloween with a $3 can of hairspray.
Secondly, let’s consider Starfire’s hair and outfit. On the surface, one could say that… maybe they’re going a little bit more for the DC Kid’s version, which if this is going to be on public television or something like that (from what I understand, it won’t be) then I could get that decision.
I know a lot of people have an issue with the skimpy and/or form fitting costumes that Starfire wears. On the other side, there is the credible argument that Starfire is an alien from a culture with little to no concept of modesty and thus the skimpy outfit makes sense for her character. I don’t take a side on this one, frankly both sides have a point. That said, the outfit looks cheap and the hair is making me very worried. Especially when you compare it to a fan Photoshop job of the actress:
This is pretty perfect. If this were one of the initial peaks we got of the Titans, I’d be very excited right now. Sadly… I’m not. It’s still very early, so this may be over nothing. However based SOLELY on what we’ve seen so far… this has Inhumans level of disaster written all over it.
More recently… they’ve released an image of Robin.
Admittedly this does look a lot better than the above images. However it still looks a little too much like Joel Schumacher’s Robin. On the other side… I get it, it’s Robin, there’s only so much you can do with the sidekick who was basically written to give Batman someone to save… and is basically a human target, but still.
On a side note, to the people complaining on both sides regarding the race of the actress chosen… She’s an orange-skinned alien. Unless orange is now part of the Caucasian people thanks to Trump, she was never Euro-centric in anyway. On the other side, not everyone criticizing her casting is doing so because of her race. There are plenty of legitimate reasons for not liking a casting outside of race. Everyone needs to grow up a little on this argument.
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