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Yeah, I know it's not the best film in the world, and it may be very
commercially driven, but it's WAY better than the first film. This is
what the first film should have been, if not better. There's no Scrappy
Doo ruining it for fans. There's better soundtrack songs plugged into
Better character focus, although there's too many "violin scenes". There's much more nostalgia for the fans, as the original monsters are in it this time.
Fred was an appendix in the first film. This time he actually brings some entertainment and purpose with him.
Daphne's action scenes are more suited this time around, and the action has a little suspense this time.
Linda Cardellini's performance is perfect as Velma. She's the female Clark Kent.
Shaggy and Scooby have never been more buddy-buddy.
There's plenty of color and silly monsters to go around, so the kids with short attention spans will have plenty to pacify them. Check your brain at the door and enjoy.
Nice little escape film. Better than the cartoon. Seth Green dragged it a little but wasn't too much a detriment. Visual gags are clever and well-executed. Don't take it too seriously. A hot Velma always works with me. Daphne is cute too. Scooby animation is better than the best cartoon work. It is Scooby antics that help sell this film. Since this is based on a cartoon, don't over-analyze the plot holes, just willingly suspend your disbelief. It made $83 million in the box office. A moderate success, IMO. Lillard saying the box office was disappointing and that's why there will be no Scooby 3 doesn't seem true to me.
OK.... So it's not a great 2nd edition of the potential franchise.... But
it is NOT as bad as some people want you to believe it to be, either! If
this had been the first film, I think that many would have thought it was
much better, but, when you weigh it against the original 'Scooby Doo' movie,
We still have the cast of "Mysteries Inc" running around in the Mystery Machine van - with Scooby Doo (created in CGI), Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard), Velma (Linda Cardinelli) and Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar). This time, they're joined by some old favorites: Seth Green (as a love interest for Velma), Peter Boyle (as the classic 'Old Man Wickles'), Alicia Silverstone (as a great foil for Daphne), 'Inside Edition' host Pat O'Brien shows up and even 'American Idol' alum Ruben Studdard gets a turn to show us his acting chops.
The story line revolves around a reappearance of some of Mystery Inc.'s old school monsters coming back around in town. Alicia Silverstone plays a hard charging, up and coming news caster, trying to get the next big story - and she doesn't care who she crushes in her way up. Seth Green shows up as a curator of a museum to the greatness of Mystery Inc., and cares for all of the monsters that they've caught. It's HIS museum that gets robbed and the monsters come back to life!
The CGI here is just as good as the first time - but there seems to be a bit more of it.... Sure, the story isn't as flashy as the first one, but it's still pretty good on its own merits. There's a lot of flash and sizzle to this film, but it's more like a diet version of the first... still not bad, but sometimes leaving you wanting for just another bite!
5 of 5 stars if you aren't a miserable person.
I recently caught this movie on a red eye flight from Los Angeles to New York. I watched it on a five inch screen with sound only in one ear. I grew up with Scooby Doo and it was always my second favorite cartoon show after Duck Tales. The first movie I thought was disappointing, but the sequel is spectacular. It brings back lots of the original villains from the show's first season. It was a lot of fun reliving the childhood silliness (sic) of Scooby Doo, and this movie will bring you back. Plus it has three of the funniest lines in movie history. The cookie line, the bush line, and the cotton candy line. You'll see what I mean, if you don't die first.
Hillarious. Goofy. A wild roller coaster ride, with a hot young cast, and a CGI dog. I haven't seen such wackiness since INSPECTOR GADGET and DUDLEY DOO-RIGHT. The Tar Monster reminds me of Chode from Sci-Fi Channel's TRIPPING THE RIFT. The Black Knight Ghost reminded me of the straight silver robot that replaced Gus from TRIPPING THE RIFT. It is cool that they took various monsters from such well known episodes of the cartoon. Thank God that they didn't include the gorilla-like creature, we have enough gorillas for almost a century! The voice work for Scooby and the monsters were great! But the Tar Monster, and The Skeleton people look absolutely cartoonish. I laughed so hard from beginning to end. Since I enjoyed the first one, I will enjoy the second one. There is reference to the horrible cartoon, A PUP NAMED SCOOBY-DOO (see that on "Matthew Rants"). Not actually Coolsville, but also the old wacky cartoon from the late 80's is referenced. When they show the gang as youngsters. The soundtrack is great. The Tazmanian Devil makes a cameo (reminding me of LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION). If there is a SCOOBY DOO 3, bring it on!!! What will be installed for 3? Scooby Dumb? Scooby Dee? The Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder? I bet SCOOBY DOO 3 will have aliens in it. This film is fun for the family.
I am a "Scooby Doo" fanatic!! No one was more excited about the live action version back in 2002 than me (although I was looking forward to a Scarborough-esque retelling when Mike Myers was still attached to the project (complete with a Barenaked Ladies cover of the second greatest theme song in television history!!)). I, a 30+ year-old woman, much to the chagrin and delight of my friends/work colleagues, even had a "Scooby Doo" countdown. I bought my nieces and friends (forced to accompany me to what was sure to be the film event of a generation) Scooby-Doo merchandise. Nothing could ruin this moment for me, until I actually saw the film! Needless to say that my utter disappointment in their first attempt (Shaggy is a vegetarian...hello what about all of those salami sandwiches he and Scooby ate in the cartoons!!) didn't put me in a state of readiness for the second offering but my love of that wacky Great Dane and the promise of the superb Seth Green did make me want to see Number 2...a little bit. Well, this time I was not disappointed! They actually got it right this time!! A tribute rather than a joke at the expensive of long time (and yes over 30!) fans and only one fart joke (and not a bad one at that!)! It was great to see all the old monsters creatively redone in CGI! The cast was excellent (ok, it's not Shakespeare but they did a great job with the fantastic, pure camp that they had and it was good, old-fashioned fun camp this time too!). And yes, Seth Green was amazing as ever (psycho, cute, and lovable all wrapped up in one neat little package!) So, go and see SD2, especially if you didn't like the first one. If you're anything like me (and heaven help you if you are!) you'll like it...a lot!!!
I saw this movie on opening day. To let you know I am a total Scooby Doo fan, and was totally excited about Scooby coming to the big screen, so when I saw the first one I was in total Doo heaven, and then the news about a sequal made my heart skip to the happy sounds of joy. So when I saw this movie I was totally pleased with this sequels outcome. There was so much more in this one then the original. Especially the whole dancing Scooby in the whole soul getup. Thought I was going to pee my pants from laughing so hard. So for all those who don't know what a good movie then you need to really get yourself a reality check. This movie is for kids, and for the adults who have the little kid in their hearts.
After sitting through this turd of a film I began to wonder why?
Why have I paid £25.00 to see this? Why is my ass aching? Why am I here? Why was this made? Why aren't there any farting dogs? These were just some of the questions going through my head whilst watching this movie. Scooby Doo The Movie (the first one) worked on a couple levels, namely the farting dog & the excellent Matthew Lillard (he is Shaggy). However in the second film these fun elements are mainly overlooked for cheesy dance scenes, Freddy Prinze Jnr & plot (sorry just kidding about the plot). The afore mentioned plot involves someone bringing to life all of Mystery Inc's most famous foe's & the gang trying to solve the mystery (well there's a suprise). The unmasking of the villain at the end is so obvious that even my 7 year old daughter knew what was coming, and the so called adult nudge nudge wink wink jokes rarely hit the spot. There are however a couple of plus points. Matthew Lillard is again excellent (& under-used) as Shaggy & the gorgeous Linda Cardellini is also very good. The CGI effects are also very impressive & there are a couple of good action set-pieces, the Pteradactyl Ghost chasing the Mystery Machine standing out a mile. Overall this is a movie that only appeals to under 12's. My 3 daughters enjoyed it for the most part, but even my youngest commented that "Scooby Doo didn't fart very much". So you see the farting dog did appeal at some level, even if it was at a 32 year old man's & a 3 year old girl's.
We took the kids to see this movie and they thought it was wonderful.. I
think it was better than the last movie because it went into more detail
had more funny points to it.
I have read many of the reviews of others. Many have said that this movie wasn't that good. I feel however that this movie was right in line with the original series that I loved to watch as a child. I have been also caught watching Scoobydoo many times with the kids even now.
I think that the only ones that are really making any bad remarks are the ones that weren't really Scooby fans as a child.
This movie had me in the floor on several parts. I think I laughed harder than the kids.
If you want the kids to have something to laugh about then this is the movie that will make them do just that.
I'm a huge Scooby Doo fan and I personally think that the Sequel was
than the original. I was just as excited when I went to see the first one
and I didn't come out disappointed. I loved that the writers incorporated
the plots and actions of the old cartoons and brought some of the villains
into this film. The cast was brilliant and I thought Shaggy (Matthew
Lillard) made the movie. The only thing I think back on is the scene where
Velma tries to be a sexy woman and she wasn't good at it, could have been
left out. The jokes were cheesy and funny, but thats what makes Scooby
If you liked the first one you will definitely like the
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