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Okay, we understand that a Scooby-Doo mystery is not going to be in the
same league as a Citizen Kane mystery. But Scooby has good movies and
bad movies just like any other Mega-Star. I'm pleased to say that
Where's My Mummy is in the former category.
Velma is assisting an archaeological dig in Egypt (on the Sphinx no less) when she finds a mysterious necklace which could be the key to Cleopatra's lost treasure. I've never heard of such treasure, but for the sake of the movie, we'll pretend it exists. The rest of the Mystery Inc. gang turn up to visit her but the site is promptly taken over by Amelia von Butch (Christine Baranski), a gun-ho Lara Croft-type and her band of cohorts.
Despite warnings of ancient curses she forces the Mystery Inc. gang and an obnoxious reality-TV host (Jeremy Piven) to enter the tomb with her to solve it's secrets and find the treasure. Immediately setting-off traps, Shaggy and Scooby are separated from the rest of the gang (not on purpose for a change) and get involved in their own mystery of a deranged Hotep (Ron Pearlman) and his followers who worship a strange God known as Scoobis and his servant Shagman.
Both stories are kept lively and entertaining until they merge into one. There's not a moment of boredom and, as usual, a couple of cool original songs too. But sadly, no new version of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You at all. To compare it with similar films like Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider or even The Goonies would be pointless. Yes, we've seen this kind of thing before but animation is a medium that present more opportunities than live-action and there's loads of inventive set-pieces and imaginative locations that have become the standard of modern Scooby-Doo outings.
And what do you know? It even manages to provide a rather surprising twist at the end. We know it's far-fetched and unbelievable as always, but it ties together pretty well, thus making the film a little bit better a little bit more.
As long as their is imagination behind this franchise, Scooby-Doo could go on forever. He may deliver a few duds from time to time (Monster of Mexico was extremely crap after all) but he still a very important character in modern animation and will always come out on top if we believe in him.
Or am I taking this too seriously?
Zombie Island is simply the best of the new movies brought out by
Cartoon Network. The worst of the lot was that trash with Aussie
Vampires. But to each's own. I enjoyed this new addition for what it
was. There is nothing new or noteworthy -- but there doesn't really
have to be surprises every movie. Most of the comfort in these straight
to videos comes from those involved. Hearing the old gang's voices has
such a calming effect that if the writing is just average, it's okay
because the voice talent is what carries the production to a new level.
Last outing in Aloha Scooby-Doo, we had Teri Garr, Adam West and even Don Ho.This time it is the fabulous Virginia Madsen playing Cleo. Half the fun of these new movies is spotting (hearing) well-known talent. From Mark Hamill, Tim Curry to Jennifer Love-Hewitt. Scooby-Doo is forever. Now if, you'll excuse me I have to get a Scooby snack.
I won't go to say this is the best of the Scooby Doo movies, but it was a very good watch. The animation is very bright and colourful, and the score and songs were quite catchy and memorable. The story has its predictable parts admittedly, but I loved the twist which was different and I certainly wouldn't have guessed it. The film moves quickly, though some of it particularly in the build up towards the climax was a little rushed. The dialogue is very humorous and fun, while the characters are likable and the sound effects decent. The voice acting is excellent on the whole. Frank Welker doesn't have that much to do as Scooby sadly, but Casey Kasem is a hoot as Shaggy, while Christine Baranski is very effective, Oded Fehr does a good job with a nice character and Ron Perlman is fun. The best of the lot comes from Virginia Madsen who is just brilliant as Cleopatra. She doesn't have as much to do, but she is both sinister and mysterious. All in all, a fun Scooby Doo film. 7/10 Bethany Cox
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This might have a spoiler at the end.
I saw this film on TV, and for the first part I wasn't that impressed. For one thing, I was recovering from that horrible "Aloha Scooby-Doo," and another was that I wasn't a fan of "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" to begin with (in my opinion, it was nothing like a classic Scooby-Doo series, it was basically "Rocko's Modern Life" with the Scooby gang!) It started out like a basic 70-minute "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" episode, but taking place in Egypt, and besides, the Scooby-Doo gang had already come across mummies before, so this was sort of a remake of "Scooby-Doo and a Mummy Too" from 1969 and "Mummy Scares Best" from 2003. And this film only focused on Scooby-Doo (who is my favorite character in the franchise) for only half the film, other times it was just Fred and Daphne, or Scooby and Shaggy would just be in the background. The "Ascoobis" subplot was mildly amusing, even though Scooby still isn't saying much (probably as a tribute to the late Don Messick's great Scooby-Doo voice). As for the sound effects, they only use the classic Hanna-Barbera sound effects on a minor basis, mainly for exaggerated comedy scenes involving Scooby and Shaggy. WB has been doing this since 1998, and it unfortunately also carried over to "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" as well. But the ending, however, made up for the mediocre plot and sub-average animation: they found out that VELMA was the ghost! That was a nice surprise, and was a very nice exception to a now-tiring formula. I recommend this if you want to see a Scooby-Doo cartoon that does a major exception to the usual formulaic plots
Scooby and the Gang decide to visit Velma in Egypt. What starts out as
a vacation turns into a supernatural mystery inside the Pyramid. I love
Scooby Doo, which means I'll watch mostly anything of Scooby. I was
bored one evening and decided to give this a look. I got what I
expected for the most part. This is fairly entertaining stuff that
doesn't hurt anyone in the process. The animation is really cool and I
dug the look of Egypt. It was a really good setting. My favorite thing
was probably the giant sand scorpion. It was pretty creepy for an
animation. The storyline was fairly simple, but well- done. Like most
stuff that involves Scooby, the mystery isn't hard to figure out. It
tried to get way too clever in the end, throwing in twists that got way
too convoluted. It got too cute. I also hate how they make Freddy into
an arrogant buffoon. Freddy was always sure of himself, but not cocky.
I hate how they make him like that in the new stuff. As you may expect,
Shaggy and Scooby steal the show in many scenes. Some of the side
characters were kinda cool! Amelia von Butch was really cool and rather
bad-ass as a weasel. In the end, I had an OK time with it. Scooby fans
will likely get some satisfaction out of it
Well let me start off by saying I always look forward to watching any
Scooby-Doo cartoon and by the time I was finished with this one I
couldn't stop laughing, smiling, and I was begging for more. This
cartoon is filled with hilarious jokes, twists and turns, great voice
acting, and an ending you will never see coming.
Scooby and the gang head to Egypt to meet up with their good old friend Velma, who has been there for six months renovating the ancient Sphinx. Upon arriving in the desert the gang find out that in the tomb of Cleapatra there is a curse that will doom who ever enters. When treasure thieves arrive the gang is on the case and they must try and break the curse and solve the mystery.
First off let me say the voice over cast does a tremendous job in this cartoon, I don't remember the last time I heard so many great actors do such a good job in one cartoon. Once again we get Frank Welker as Fred and Scooby-Doo, Casey Kasem as Shaggy, Mindy Cohn as Velma, and Grey DeLisle as Daphne, who all once again do a great and wonderful job. Joining the cast we have Christine Baranski as Amelia Von Butch, Ajay Naidu, Ron Perlman as Hotep, Jeremy Piven as Rocky Rivers, Oded Fehr as Amahl Ali Akbar and Virginia Madsen as Cleopatra.
The storyline this movie follows is smart, funny, and very enjoyable for the entire family. It's very interesting to see how the gang has to explore the tomb to avoid traps and stick together to find clues to solve the mystery but of course they some how gets split up and Scooby-Doo and Shaggy wind up on their own wacky adventure. I have to say when the movie ended I didn't see the twist coming at all, it was the biggest shock of them all.
In the end I wish the movie wasn't over it was so funny and great and I promise you will not be disappointed and you will be crying for more. So make sure you rent or buy Scooby-Doo wheres my mummy, because you just have to see this cartoon.
Overall rating: ********* out of **********
****1/2 out of *****
This is the best Scooby-Doo movie without a doubt. All others are quick to dismiss this as another scooby doo clone, but do not acknowledge this blasphemy. It is without a doubt the most enthralling and action packed movie ever conceived from the scooby doo franchise, perhaps every other movie as well. From the scorpion fights to the mysterious delves to the deep of the sphinx, there is never a dull moment in this animated epic. It has classic villains creepy bugs and critters, to a mysterious benefactor that slowly turns protagonists to stone. The ending is a surprise no one could have seen coming and proved to be a jaw-dropping moment. This movie represents the pinnacle of animated movies, there cannot be one greater than this. It is the will of Ascubus!
Scooby-Doo: Where's My Mummy (2005)
** (out of 4)
Scooby and the gang travel to Egypt where they run into a (gasp) mummy. Out of the three films I've watched from this series I'd say this one here is the best but it's still rather disappointing compared to the original show. Since I wasn't too impressed with any of these I've went on and deleted the other four titles from my DVR. This one here features the best animation work as well as some nice vocals. The mummy looks very good but once again the actual mystery is pretty lame.
Stick with the original cartoon.
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