Brenton Thwaites' "F*ck Batman" line as Dick Grayson (AKA Robin) received a lot of attention in promotions for the DC Universe series. "At the risk of dwelling on one incredibly stupid and childish line of dialogue, it’s the ethos of Titans in a nutshell," says Alan Sepinwall. Titans, he says, harkens back to the 1990s comic book industry trend of making stories with more sex, violence and death. "Great stories can be told in this mold, and have been," says Sepinwall. "....But a bit of the old ultraviolence doesn’t in and of itself make something good, or even cool. Many of these grimdark stories would prove just as embarrassing in their own way as a portion of the audience found Adam West, and in time the pop cultural pendulum would swing the other way. Superhero stories can be fun while also seeming legitimate, as most of the Marvel Studios films have proven."