Scooby-Doo

  • PG
  • Raja Gosnell (2002)
  • US
  • 82 min
Scooby-Doo
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Comedy adventure based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, starring Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Linda Cardellini. Two years after a clash of egos caused the disbanding of Mystery Inc, Scooby-Doo and his teen pals are summoned to Spooky Island holiday resort to investigate a series of paranormal incidents. But in order to crack the case, the feuding gang must first of all overcome their personal differences.

Cast and crew

Cast

Fred Jones
Freddie Prinze Jr
Daphne Blake
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Norville "Shaggy" Rogers
Matthew Lillard
Velma Dinkley
Linda Cardellini
Emile Mondavarious
Rowan Atkinson
Voodoo maestro
Miguel A Nunez Jr
Mary Jane
Isla Fisher
N'Goo Tuana
Steven Grives
Zarkos
Sam Greco
Scooby-Doo
Neil Fanning
Scrappy-Doo
Scott Innes
Toy company owner
Pamela Anderson

Crew

Director
Raja Gosnell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 12 Jul 2002
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Drama

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