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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  13 September 2009 (USA)
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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

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Trivia

It's release on September 13, 2009, marked the 40th anniversary of the release date of the original Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969). See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the library before the ghosts appear, it starts to get really cold. Shaggy breathes and you can see his breath. However, when the others in the room speak, you can't see theirs. See more »

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Courtesy of Hopeless Records
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Coming from a big Scooby Doo fan, I enjoyed this movie
24 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although I did read a few negative reviews beforehand, that didn't stop me from having high hopes for Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins I am a big Scooby Doo fan, and have been for a long time, so naturally I wanted to see this. Although it is not a perfect film, and I wasn't expecting it to be, I enjoyed it.

I can understand it when people say the basic story line of Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins is predictable. In a way it is predictable, and some of the middle could have been better paced. In all fairness though, I found the original cartoons, which I adored for its strong characters and funny writing, on the predictable side, likewise with a few other Hanna/Barbera shows, Yogi Bear for instance.

In regards to the story, I liked the ideas the movie brought forward, and the ending was cool. The writing was funny and a tad cheesy, in short quite like the writing of the original cartoons in the jokes and snappy lines. Some can have a tendency to be a little too silly, but I can sort of forgive that.

The costume and set design are spot on, very colourful and the photography and editing manage to be several notches above slapdash straight to video fare. The effects are above average too, not award-worthy but there are far worse out there.

The characters are still likable, and the acting is good enough. Scooby is very sweet and funny, exactly as he should be. The actors of Shaggy and Velma nail their roles, and Fred(his hair didn't bother me really seeing as this is a movie of how Mystery Inc. came about) is decent as well. The weak link is Daphne, she looks right for the part but overdoes it sometimes.

All in all, I liked it. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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