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15 May 2020 16:30

SCOOB! Scooby-Doo Warner Bros.

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If you are looking for a movie that is fun for the whole family, look no further than the new animated comedy/mystery, SCOOB! This nostalgic film will get you in all the feels while your kids fall in love with Mystery Inc. for the very first time. Starring the voices of Will Forte, Zac Efron, Gina Rodriguez, Mark Wahlberg and more, this mystery film takes us back to the beginning when Scooby-Doo and Shaggy first met and teamed up with Fred, Velma and Daphne to form Mystery Inc. Now, with numerous cases under their belts, the gang is faced with its biggest, most challenging mystery yet: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus on the world. film tells the origin story of Scooby-Doo for the first time with a soundtrack featuring Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Sage the Gemini and more Thomas Rhett and Kane Brown Release New Country Collab with Ava Max for Upcoming Scooby-Doo Film movie and I'm so happy that 'On Me' is my first feature on a film soundtrack," Max, 26, tells PEOPLE in a statement. film tells the origin story of Scooby-Doo for the first time.

For long time fans of the animated K-9 and his best friend Shaggy, SCOOB! Originally intended for a theatrical release, the studio decided to demote their animated adventure (the first big-budget Scooby-Doo film since 2004) to the home cinema, a wise sacrifice given a captive family audience thirsty for new content as shown by the controversial success of last month's Trolls: World Tour. Scoob has a steeper hill to climb though, without the inbuilt younger fandom of Universal's sequel, so it's important to woo an older crowd and so while longtime animation director Tony Cervone might be at the helm, the script includes input by comedy writer Adam Sztykiel, whose previous projects have been aimed at adult viewers. It's uncomfortably strained with laboured winks scattered among the sub-par slapstick action, a dog's dinner of a movie best enjoyed by those with no knowledge of who or what Scooby-Doo used to be. It starts promisingly, with a neat meet-cute as we learn how a young Shaggy befriends a stray dog he calls Scooby-Doo. On one Halloween night, the pair then end up meeting three friends, Fred, Daphne and Velma, who help them bring a thieving local in a ghost mask to justice.

He bitchily recommends dropping Shaggy and Scooby from the Mystery Inc banner and so the group splits, a befuddling inciting incident that's indicative of a confused and confusing plot to come. Shaggy (voiced by Will Forte) and Scooby-Doo (voiced by Frank Welker) in Scoob! The best part of Scoob!, a computer-animated reboot of the Scooby-Doo franchise, is the part in which the movie painstakingly recreates the opening credits of the original series. A Best Coast cover of the theme song plays as Fred (voiced by Zac Efron), Daphne (Amanda Seyfried), Velma (Gina Rodriguez), Shaggy (Will Forte), and Scooby (Frank Welker, the original Fred) march intrepidly toward mystery in one shot, and scramble away from it in the opposite direction in another. has to be the moment, not long after, when Fred, Daphne, and Velma are searching for Scooby and Shaggy, who've gone missing.

It's an origin story that kicks off with the gang as kids, and includes the following exchange between a young Shaggy and a young Velma about the latter's Halloween costume: It's not as though the original Scooby-Doo show was sacred ground of any sort, a series about a group of teenagers and a talking dog that was created to be like something like Archie and something like Dobie Gillis, only with mysteries to solve. But watching something like Scoob!, the latest in a long stretch of animated and live-action entries in this franchise, you can start to wonder what, exactly, the essence of a property like this even is, and what the core of its appeal to new generations is judged to be over so many calculated revamps and revisitations. Still, the animated dog and his crime-solving crew have been around for 50 years, which explains why there's a movie called "Scoob!," one so inconsequential and flat it doesn't lose much by premiering on a TV screen. As studios try to make the best of a bad situation and feed the appetite for new content, it follows "Trolls World Tour"--which found a receptive audience--in the category of family fare streaming into homes, offering a diversion for parents seeking to distract kids for 90-ish minutes, especially if they can excuse themselves and go watch something else. Nostalgia aside, the biggest challenge for this animated movie--lacking the novelty of the live-action versions produced in the early part of this century--is layering a feature-length plot over the bones of a formulaic Saturday-morning cartoon.

The film at least mostly meets the challenge on that level, casting Shaggy (voiced by Will Forte) and Scooby (Frank Welker) at the center of a threat to the entire world, as they're whisked off by a superhero known as the Blue Falcon (Mark Wahlberg) on a big, messy adventure. Directed by Tony Cervone, "Scoob!" tries to adopt a contemporary feel, with a cameo by Simon Cowell and references to such things as Netflix and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg--the latter chosen by the Scooby gang's Thelma (Gina Rodriguez) as her Halloween costume.

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Joshua McCarthy May 15 2020 16:47
As for the movie itself, I'm actually pretty adamant that I'd still watch it (I'm sure the trailer will keep me entertained for days!) but I'm surprised that this little movie was made. I think it's a fairly funny, well-produced, and well-crafted flick. It also has some pretty brilliantly executed jokes, and the actors are all pretty great