Scooby-Doo (2002)

Basic Summary – Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Velma (Linda Cardellini) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot.

As a young child, I remember looking forward to this film. Seeing my characters come to life (mostly…) was going to be amazing. I don’t remember what my reaction was in 2002, but after re-watching this film – I don’t want to see it again.

Scooby-Doo is a classic television show that lasted on television from 1960-till even this day making it one of the longest-running shows. To mess up a movie takes some skill actually, there is a bunch of reference materials to fall back upon that I can’t even believe this film didn’t do that well. Then again, younger kids love this movie, however, the older the child – the more likely the film is stupid.

In addition, the film doesn’t land in a specific age range. It is sometimes too inappropriate for children while being too childish for adults. It doesn’t even work for teenagers.

The cast – I don’t even know if I can say they are putting their best into this film. They are definitely trying, but it is painful. The villain has to be one of the most annoying ones I’ve witnessed.

The locations are meh. There isn’t nothing memorable to this film except about how much I really don’t want to watch it again.


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