Raja Gosnell (2002)

PG Certificate
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Hanna-Barbera's much-loved teen sleuths make their live-action debut in this colourful but woefully misjudged rendition of the popular cartoon series. It attempts to please knowing adults who remember the TV series from their youth with coded drug references and post-modernism, while delivering gags along the lines of a flatulence duel to satisfy otherwise baffled kids. James Gunn's screenplay stays true to the cartoon - in that our heroes investigate a haunted island - but any hope of narrative momentum is undermined by self-referential clever-cleverness. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Matthew Lillard make game attempts at putting flesh on Daphne and Shaggy, but the CGI Scooby is so charmless he sucks the life out of the film. Suddenly The Flintstones movie doesn't look so bad.


The hapless hound and his chums reunite after a bitter break-up to solve a baffling mystery in the ghost-themed tourist resort of Spooky Island, whose owner is convinced he has a genuine haunting on his hands. Live-action comedy adventure based on the cartoon series, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr, Linda Cardellini and Rowan Atkinson.

Cast & Crew

Daphne Blake Sarah Michelle Gellar
Norville `Shaggy' Rogers Matthew Lillard
Freddy Jones Freddie Prinze Jr
Velma Dinkley Linda Cardellini
Emile Mondavarious Rowan Atkinson
Scooby-Doo Neil Fanning
Mary Jane Isla Fisher
N' Goo Tuana Steven Grives
Director Raja Gosnell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Children's Drama