The first trailer for the live action Titans series, exclusive to the DC streaming service, has been released. It is, well, it's something.
Just based on this trailer, I wouldn't give this show a chance. It seems to be going so far out of its way to show how edgy and dark and grim it is. They seriously have Robin say "F Batman" after stabbing a man in the neck, shooting several men, and stepping on a guy's neck and breaking it.
Then we see Starfire burn at least one guy and I seriously doubt he survived. Then Dove is shown slashing a man's leg and drawing a copious amount of blood. That is so against the character (whether it is Don or Dawn in the role) that I wonder why they bothered using the character in the first place if they were going to go against the core belief of the character.
I have no problem with the series being darker or more mature but this just seems too far.
Granted, the series itself could be good. I am reserving judgment. I'll wait and see how reviews of the first few episodes go. However, this trailer hasn't changed my mind about not subscribing to the DC service. There is nothing they are putting on the service that has grabbed my attention. The older shows and movies I either already own or don't care about. I am glad that Young Justice has been brought back but I didn't like the second season and I'm not in a rush to watch the third. Plus, I already pay for Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. I don't need to add another subscription fee.
Edited by Virgil Vox, 19 July 2018 - 03:10 PM.