The gang's vacation to Paris takes a wrong turn when Scooby and Shaggy miss their flight and end up on a skydiving expedition in the Himalayas. To make matters worse, upon arrival they must outrun the Abominable Snowmonster.
A cosmic case of UFOs, intergalactic intrigue and out-of-this-world romance launches the Mystery Gang into their most unearthly adventure ever. Stranded in Roswell, New Mexico, the gang soon discovers the place crawls with UFO buffs, secretive scientists... and less-than-friendly alien invaders. Then after being chased by aliens and beamed aboard a UFO, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo fall head over heels in love with Crystal and Amber. The gang investigate the mysterious sightings which lead them to a government research base and a huge network of caves hidden under the town.Written by
At the movie's beginning, the loud signal heard through the radio monitors is referencing the "WOW" signal. Which was a strong narrowband radio signal heard in 1977 and is the strongest candidate for an alien radio transmission ever detected. See more »
I got a blast from something.
[walks over and peers at the meter]
Yeah, you're right. It's over 120 on the meter.
[puts his headset back on searching for the signal]
I don't hear it anymore.
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After the closing credits, a red beam makes a circle. The black hole pops out and the fake alien appears and growls at the audience. Then the fake alien unmasks itself as Scooby-Doo and he says, "Ree-hee-hee-hee-hee!" See more »
On a trip across the desert, the gang encounter some sort of craft and, panicking, crash the van. As they wait for help Scooby and Shaggy claim to have seen aliens. Stuck in the town waiting for repairs to be done they investigate an old man's claims of abductions. Meanwhile Shaggy and Scooby fall in love with a local hippy girl and her dog and follow her to investigate a fenced off government area of the desert and the bank of satellite dishes.
One of a series of new Scooby Doo films, this doesn't distinguish itself in any particular way but does continue to give us what the others did a more aware version of the old cartoon without going the whole hog and filling it with knowing adult gags. The plot (as with most of the new cartoons) involve real beasts rather than just relying on comedy monsters these aliens are a little unsettling at times, but the comedy is still good for kids.
Scooby doing impressions is a good one, but there are also some self-aware gags that work well for those who grew up watching the old cartoon series the best bit being where the line `and we would have got away with it etc' is cut short by an impatient policeman as the film moves on! Some of the musical numbers are a little weak but just about contain enough funny lines to cover for the poor music. Shaggy's love subplot is not as strong as it could have been but is still an amusing side of the film.
Overall this is probably not for adults but can be watched by them as long as they are fans of the series. The gentle comedy is good and the plot is farfetched but well put together (although I had major reservations at the end). If you're planning to watch it then I imagine you already know you're in the mood for that type of humour and, as long as you are, this is quite an enjoyable little movie.
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