SCOOB!

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SCOOB!

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At long last! The lifelong titular Great Dane of the franchise dramatically got his very own movie!
Genre: Animation
Mystery
Adventure
Horror
Comedy
Family
Directed By: Tony Cervone
Produced By: Pam Coats
Allison Abbate
Written By: Matt Lieberman
Eyal Podell
Jonathon E. Stewart
Based On: Scooby-Doo! by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears
Characters by Hanna-Barbera Productions
Starring: Will Forte
Mark Wahlberg
Jason Isaacs
Gina Rodriguez
Zac Efron
Amanda Seyfried
Kiersey Clemons
Ken Jeong
Tracy Morgan
Frank Welker
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: May 15, 2020
Runtime: 93 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $90 million
Box Office: $24.9 million
Franchise: Scooby-Doo!
Prequel: Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed


SCOOB! is a 2020 American computer-animated supernatural mystery comedy adventure horror film based on the "Scooby-Doo!" franchise, and, is the first segment of the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe with "The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour", "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels", and, "Wacky Races". All four of which are shows created over at Hanna-Barbera Productions, with the first three even being mystery shows created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears.

The movie is also a reboot to the theatrical Scooby-Doo film series, and, it is the third theatrical feature-length Scooby-Doo movie, after Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).

Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and produced by the Warner Animation Group, with animation being provided by Reel FX Creative Studios, the film was released on May 15, 2020, and, was also directed by Tony Cervone.

Plot

In "SCOOB!", Scooby-Doo is the hero of his own story. Which reveals how he met his best friend, Shaggy, and then, encountered three young detectives: Fred, Daphne, and Velma, to launch Mystery Incorporated, together. Thus becoming the world's most beloved crime busters, since childhood.

Now, after many years of growing up together as close friends and as successful crime busters, with many cases solved and adventures shared, Mystery Incorporated (in the middle of becoming a business) investigate their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: A spooky plot to unleash the monstrous three-headed ghost dog, Cerberus, upon the world; in conjunction with the supernatural origin story, and, the true purpose of Mystery Incorporated's own mascot.

Why It Rocks

  1. It jump-started the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe, which is reportedly ongoing with more installments coming soon.
    • The film proves that it does so much more than just set up the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe as it puts many creative ideas put into good use as it wisely takes advantage of the Hanna-Barbera canon. Such as the inclusion of other Hanna-Barbera characters that have always been part of the Scooby-Doo franchise, but, has never received its same cultural ubiquity while fitting its story and themes.
  2. Unlike the theatrical live-action movies, this movie is more faithful to the source material it is based on, without being afraid to bring in fresh ideas. Such as making its story and mystery primarily focus on Scooby-Doo (rather than the typical whodunnit) that even takes the source material's supernatural elements as its core to his origin, to the story's complex depth, and, to the core of the source material itself.
    • The faithfulness also extends to its Hanna-Barbera canon. Such as the setting resembling exactly what a modern city in the Hanna-Barbera animated universe would look like, while featuring Hanna-Barbera characters that have always been part of Scooby-Doo (including The Falcon Force, being the Scooby and Shaggy's lifelong idols) but has never received its cultural ubiquity. Dick Dastardly being the villain also pays excellent homage to his status as Hanna-Barbera's most beloved villain.
      • It also deserves a mention that doing so also pays great homage to the franchise's roots of teaming up with other characters from the Hanna-Barbera universe, like in the '70s and '80s years of the franchise.
  3. The movie acknowledges that there has already been too many adaptations (including film adaptations) of Scooby-Doo! that focus on the typical "people in costumes" mystery, and, instead has a story and mystery that focuses on Scooby-Doo himself. Which is a creative plus that the franchise has never done before.
  4. The movie is essentially a love letter to Hanna-Barbera Productions, along with its source material. Going as far as to even proving the film was made with genuine passion backed up by an evident amount of care about the fans who grew up with the Scooby-Doo! franchise and to the entire legacy of Hanna-Barbera, and, all while respecting the intelligence of children (the film's main target audience). Rather than pandering to them and insulting them.
    • On that note, a bonus aspect that deserves a mention is with how the film throws in an infinite amount of Easter Eggs, homages, and inside jokes everywhere throughout referencing Hanna-Barbera that also ties with Scooby-Doo and their legacies that only the truest fans would understand. Which even applies to some characters and settings in the movie:
      • Officer Jaffe, Officer Casey, and Officer North are all named after Velma's original voice actress, Shaggy's original voice actor, and Daphne's original voice actress: Nicole Jaffe, Casey Kasem, and Heather North, respectively.
      • Judy Takamoto (owner of Takamoto Bowl) is named after the original designer for Scooby-Doo, Iwao Takamoto.
      • The Funland amusement park is one of the settings in the film alongside a prehistoric island named after Don Messick and a bowling alley named after Iwao Takamoto while being modeled after the Hanna-Barbera studio building.
    • Director Tony Cervone himself is also a Hanna-Barbera historian, as a whole, and, therefore truly understands the source material and its history very nicely, and it shows.
  5. Much like "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island", this movie tells a complex story that goes beyond what the franchise usually does, and, even features real supernatural creatures that are terrifying for its standards (including, the shape-shifting scorpion robots and Cerberus). Adding onto real supernatural elements that are present, for the majority of the film.
  6. Very funny and well-written comedy that also contains numerous references to the Scooby-Doo franchise's history and more. Such as the one cutaway gag with Scooby and Shaggy running away from Cerberus, the running gag with Dick Dastardly as The Master of Unmasked Disguises, the visual slapstick humour and disguise tricks around Scooby and Shaggy, Scooby's weakness being Scooby Snacks, and, the reveal of Fred's ascot.
  7. Amazing computer-animation with well-done fluid cartoony movements, and, detailed character designs that look fantastic and still faithfully capture the original character designs. All while being greatly translated from its 2D roots.
    • It even inspires its animation from Golden Age 2D animation legends such as Milt Kahl, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery and Richard Williams in a 3D finish while replicating a classic vintage feel, according to Tony Cervone.
  8. Great voice acting that uniquely fits the characters, while being met with equally great casting choices. Highlighted examples include Frank Welker's iconic (yet very fluid) impression as Scooby-Doo, and, Jason Isaacs putting his famous and energetic charisma into Dick Dastardly.
  9. Clever use of subtle foreshadowing. Such as Scooby-Doo's lineage being foreshadowed just 43 seconds into the movie (including the year date of the original show's premiere), and the montage sequence at the start of the film which also previews the future of Mystery Inc. and how complex the mystery is in this film compared to the usual masked twist villain plot point.
  10. Witty dialogue and memorable lines. Such as "I would've gotten away it, if it weren't for you mismatched meddling MISCREANTS!"
  11. The characters are still as lovable as ever, with a big number of them gaining depth:
    • Scooby-Doo has been given an origin story as his true purpose is also being explored.
    • Shaggy is given more depth in his personality with a sad backstory of how lonesome and timid he was as a kid with no friends while trying his best to make friends before he met Scooby and growing an emotional friendship with Scooby. Shaggy's clumsiness and cowardice to take risks is also the driving force of the movie, as we deal with how his mistakes affect him and his friendships with the gang, rather than making it a crutch for slapstick gags.
      • It deserves a mention that Scooby and Shaggy also have an amazing chemistry, and both execute a funny and heartwarming take on the "Dog Being the Man's Best Friend" dynamic.
    • Fred has been proven to be more than the fearless leader, as he is shown to be a robust gentle giant who makes sacrifices to protect, save, and, help out his friends (most notably the gang). Such as how he is shown to help Shaggy and Scooby in despair before even knowing them, and, picks a fight against someone bigger than he is, just to defend Shaggy.
    • Daphne is shown to subvert her stereotype of being the damsel in distress, and, is given proper characterization as the charismatic empath that holds the Mystery Inc. gang all together.
    • Velma is still the likable voice of reason that she is, yet, gains even more eloquent dialogue and charisma that suits her character very well.
      • It also deserves a mention that Fred, Daphne, and, Velma also receive depth based on their relationship with each other and with Shaggy and Scooby, as they also get character-driven spotlight to share with a neat subplot that gives them the chance to shine while also supporting the film's mystery.
    • Dynomutt receives adaptational intelligence to fit the lore within his character arc and relationship with the Blue Falcon's son and successor (Brian), but, still captures his heart of gold that defined him, and, manages to go beyond being a goofball to being very funny. He also receives character development as he slowly begins to comfort Brian, the son of his best friend who is just as hopeless as Dynomutt himself even once was, into trying becoming a good successor to his father and eventually became close.
    • Captain Caveman combines his portrayals from his beloved original incarnation and from "The Flintstones Comedy ShowBTSW", yet, still even captures his heart of gold that defined him. While also managing to be more charismatic and funny.
    • Dick Dastardly goes beyond from being a stereotypical villain into a legitimate supervillain portrayed as a bigger threat than he ever was in any of his other appearances, and can even comes off as sympathetic since he primarily wants to reunite with Muttley, in which he is also given a heartwarming backstory of how he lost Muttley in the gates of the Underworld.
    • The film also introduces the Blue Falcon's son and successor, Brian, who has a nice supporting (and relatable) character arc with how cowardly and weighed down he gets of wishing to live up to the original Blue Falcon's standards, and can come off as rather goofy when shown.
  12. Plenty of heartwarming moments. Like the bond between Scooby-Doo and Shaggy's friendship that builds up during the emotional mystery that ties in with heartbreaking symbolism behind the emotional bond between a man and his dog shown throughout the movie, and, with the rest of the Mystery, Inc. members showing a side of their relationship around Scooby, Shaggy, and, each other, that gets explored and has never been fully shown before.
    • Additionally counting the adorable childhood origin story of how Mystery Inc. met and formed their friendships, which also makes a great homage to "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo!BTSW", and, Young Shaggy giving Scooby his trademark collar.
  13. It has great messages about friendship and teamwork; two of the main themes of the source material taken to the most elaborate. Which are all positive influences on the film's character development and for its target audience, as well as heartwarming fanservice for lifelong fans of these characters.
    • The film even makes Scooby-Doo and Shaggy's friendship and their relationship with Fred, Daphne, and Velma become and feel stronger than ever before, as it also humanizes them. Showing that the gang's friendship and the challenges they will go through altogether is the core of Mystery Inc. and the glue that holds them all together to keep solving more mysteries.
      • In addition, the film also develops Dynomutt's relationship with the Blue Falcon's son (Brian), and even makes Dick Dastardly and Muttley's love-hate relationship feel stronger, as well.
  14. Great score from Tom Holkenborg. Especially, his own take as well as Best Coast's fantastic take on the "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!BTSW" theme song, which are both great nods to the original series.
  15. Lots of suspenseful moments, even for the franchise's standards. Such as risks of being trapped in the gates of the Underworld (an otherworld where souls go after death), its animation creating very spooky-themed aesthetics, and, its rather suspenseful climax with a darker tone to be found, as the whole plot adds supernatural elements as a core to Scooby-Doo. Characters such as Dick Dastardly's murderous shape-shifting robots and Cerberus are even relevant to the category. The latter especially prevents the dead from leaving the Underworld.
  16. Scooby-Doo as a pup is adorable.
  17. The whole concept of Mystery Inc. forming an evolution through meeting then evolving their team into a business as they solve a grand supernatural mystery that tests their bond and contains supernatural elements throughout (connecting to the mystery behind the three supernatural dog skulls) while finding out Scooby's real purpose, especially with additional support from Scooby and Shaggy's lifelong idols (and supporters of Mystery Incorporated) being Dynomutt and Blue Falcon (albeit here, being his son) shows how this is what made the Scooby-Doo! franchise work, while spicing up its narrative to being very dramatic and character-focused, as a substitute.
    • Especially, when this is a Scooby-Doo story that is, for once, actually about the titular character.

Bad Qualities

  1. Despite the story feeling more authentic and fresh, all while still capturing what made the source material work, it does suffer through fast pacing that can make it hard to follow.
    • Especially, when combining that with the film's immense amount of creative imagination and ideas that are already put to great use.
  2. Some of the humor is occasionally a hit or miss. Involving the use of internet memes with Brian Crown (the Blue Falcon's son) dabbing in one scene, the infamous feminist preach with Velma's mention of toxic masculinity that comes out of nowhere, as well as a product placement reference to Netflix and Tinder.
    • The Netflix reference might have been excusable, due to the visual development artist for the film, Boom Bhuripun (who's name was shown in that scene and has also worked as the visual development artist for "Smallfoot") now working as one for Netflix Animation. Aside from the source material being always known for its pop-culture references and corny jokes.
  3. While the animation is amazing, Simon Cowell has an incredibly realistic rendering that may fall into the Uncanny Valley due to how it doesn't gel as well with the cartoony designs of the other characters.
  4. While Brian (the Blue Falcon's son and successor) does have his share of relatability, goofy moments and character development, he can also come off as a little bit of a show-off, at times.
    • While still likable, Captain Caveman didn't end up getting that much screen time and is then left out and forgotten about shortly before joining the gang the climax. Which is rather weird, since the film did hint at him doing so, despite his additional cameo in the ending credits.
  5. While most of the dialogue is witty, there is some minor teen slang. Such as Captain Caveman describing the Mystery Machine having some "dope wheels".

Reception

Despite SCOOB! receiving mixed reviews from critics and audiences, the movie has received favorable reviews by numerous avid fans of the Scooby-Doo franchise and of Hanna-Barbera in general alike for its animation, voice acting, score, sense of nostalgia, imagination, and, its faithfulness and references to the source material and to the Hanna-Barbera canon. The general consensus from them is that they consider it to be an improvement over the live-action movies, though wonder if the film would be envisioned as either a Scooby-Doo film, a Hanna-Barbera crossover, or, possibly as the best of both worlds.

The film currently holds a 47% rating on Rotten TomatoesRWW based on 148 reviews, with the consensus reading "Scoob! is fun enough for youthful viewers and some hardcore fans, but never quite solves the mystery of why audiences shouldn't watch old episodes instead". Which is similar to the Critic Consensus of "Smurfs: The Lost Village", in which both films were mostly praised by fans and are considered to be improvements from the live-action films they are rebooted from.

Trivia

  • The film was originally set for a worldwide theatrical release on May 15, 2020, but, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic causing theaters across the globe to close, Warner Bros. Pictures made the film available to own digitally in North America on the same date it was planned to be released in theaters. To make up for its intended worldwide theatrical release, the film was theatrically released in select international countries as of July 24, 2020.
  • Tony Cervone, the director of the film, is also known to be a Hanna-Barbera historian and the supervising producer for "Scooby Doo! Mystery IncorporatedBTSW" while being one of the main people that helped developing it and bringing it in.
    • Allison Abbate, one of the two producers of the film, is also the wife of Tony Cervone and the Executive Vice President of the Warner Animation Group.
    • Another one of the two producers of the film, Pam Coats, has also provided the voice for Shaggy's mother and has even produced "Mulan".
    • Two of the film's writers, Eyal Podell and Jonathon E. Stewart, have also written "The Angry Birds Movie 2".
    • Dan Povenmire, the co-creator of "Phineas and FerbBTSW", is also an Executive Producer for the film.
  • With introductions of Dynomutt and Blue Falcon in the film, their first appearances were in "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder", an action-mystery-comedy series tied together to "The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour", involving a robotic dog superhero and a Batman-esque millionaire superhero (Radley Crown a.k.a. The Blue Falcon) fighting crime and solving mysteries, which would likely inspire for the creation of shows such as "Inspector Gadget", which grew immense popularity.
    • The series premiere of the series was also in fact "Everyone Hyde!", which also guest stars Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. crew. Dynomutt and Blue Falcon are also revealed to be the idols of Scooby-Doo and Shaggy.
    • It should be noted that the original Blue Falcon, Radley Crown, does not appear in the film, though is confirmed that he retired (in this universe, at least) and does appear in hidden Easter Eggs in the film with a lot of mentions, leading to the Blue Falcon's son, Brian Crown, appearing in the film, also as his successor.
    • Not only does it mark the first time that Dynomutt, Blue Falcon, Dee Dee Skyes, Captain Caveman, Dick Dastardly, and Muttley all appeared on screen in years, but even other characters such as the Pterodactyls from "Jonny Quest" and even Sheriff Stone from "Scooby Doo! Mystery IncorporatedBTSW" do make additional blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo appearances as well.
  • As proven by the end credit cameos, Atom Ant, Jabberjaw, and, Grape Ape, were all considered to appear in the movie. Although, they were cut, because, they served no purpose to the movie itself.
    • Penelope Pitstop was also considered to appear, instead of Dee Dee. But, Dee Dee was chosen, due to her serving as a teenage mystery solver (and the voice of reason), guided by reference of The Scooby-Doobies from Laff-A-Lympics and her inception from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.
    • Captain Caveman does briefly appear, during a scene that plays off Blue Falcon (Brian)'s character arc. With an additional cameo, by the end credits.
  • To homage the franchise's tradition of celebrity guest-star appearances ever since "The New Scooby-Doo MoviesBTSW", business entrepreneur Simon Cowell (who is also an avid fan of the Scooby-Doo! franchise, and, is even also a dog lover) does guest star in the movie as himself as the investor for Mystery Inc. to become a viable business. However, the unmasking scene revealed that Dick Dastardly stole his identity to break the gang up to take advantage of Scooby for his spooky plot, rather than to evolve them into becoming a business.
    • Dastardly's rap sheet also showed "Identity Theft" as part of what he was wanted for, one of the things that briefly foreshadowed this unmasking twist.
  • Will Forte, the voice of Shaggy in the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe, is an avid fan of the Scooby-Doo franchise.
    • On that note, Jason Isaacs, the voice of Dick Dastardly in the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe, is also an avid fan of Wacky Races and considers Dastardly to be his favourite character. He wholeheartedly approved to voice him here, as a result.
  • The plot twist of Officer Jaffe being revealed to be Dick Dastardly in disguise has spawned internet memes.
  • Scooby is first seen in the flashback stealing from Alexander's Great Gyros, one of the things foreshadowing the mystery that he is a descendant of Alexander the Great's favourite dog, Peritas. It is also shown that Alexander's has been opened since 1969, the year when CBS debuted Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) in their Saturday morning lineup.
  • In the "What's New, Scooby Doo?BTSW" episode "It's All Greek to Scooby", Scooby-Doo was shown dressed up as Cerberus, in one scene. Who does actually show up as the overarching antagonist in this movie, as a real giant three-headed monstrous ghost dog guarding the gates of the Underworld.
    • Cerberus also appeared as an antagonist on "The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", and, was also given an unnatural color to him there. The only difference being this film where he was green, and, there where he was blue. Both had glowing green eyes and guarded the gates of the Underworld located in Athens, Greece.
  • The ideas for this movie came from the imagination of Hanna-Barbera that historically connected with the Scooby-Doo! franchise ever since its inception, with its own idea for a cinematic universe and its world-building both taking major inspiration from "The Lego Movie".
    • The Scooby-Doobies from Laff-A-Lympics may have also inspired the film's final character choices, as well.

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SporeShroom2007

11 months ago
Score 4
this movie is the ressurection of the Shaggy meme
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CaptainJ

11 months ago
Score 1
Is it really that good? I mean, that is a good thing and I do want to see this movie since I had high hopes that it will be a great film. But I have been hearing it does have quite some criticism and it has mixed reception, as of right now.
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SpongeBob99Swell

11 months ago
Score 2

It is to me. That much that I feel like only the true Scooby-Doo and Hanna-Barbera fans will understand it.

By reference, films like Detective Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Smurfs The Lost Village were also great films despite their mixed critical reactions.
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Trevor807

11 months ago
Score 2
I for one wouldn't trust critics. If we did, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Modern Family would go on this wiki.
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Thedoomaster215

11 months ago
Score 1
Trevor807. "Instant family" you meant. Also Modern Family is a great show IMO. Also I agree I too don't trust most movie critics not naming names. But most of them lack depth in there arguments or critiques.
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Thedoomaster215

11 months ago
Score 0
Where as these two wiki's have justifiable reasons to like or not like movies. For example I enjoyed the Hellboy reboot but thanks to AMW i understand why people hate it.
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Trevor807

11 months ago
Score 0
Yes I made a typo.
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HellLord

10 months ago
Score 0
A Great Goodbye To This Modern Family And Welcome To The Future
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OctoYoshi

7 months ago
Score 1
It's honestly just okay, and that's it.
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IloveCorgi8

3 months ago
Score 0
Instant Family was not bad, everyone i know liked it. So did reviewrs on youtube.
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Stephenfisher2001

11 months ago
Score 2
Glad you did not put the COVID-19 reason on the Bad Quality section.
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LancedSoul

11 months ago
Score 2
What’s next? Tom and Jerry (2020 film)?
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SpongeBob99Swell

11 months ago
Score 1
Hopefully.
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LancedSoul

11 months ago
Score 1
And what else? Space Jam: A New Legacy? and DC Super Pets?
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SpongeBob99Swell

11 months ago
Score 1
Hopefully.
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Official-PSASD

11 months ago
Score 1
Oh please, my friends call me... Dick (I seen this movie, and it was slightly good plus far more better than the live-action version)
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SpongeBob99Swell

11 months ago
Score 0

Okay... Rick.

(though the joke was Scooby trolling Dick Dastardly on purpose by mispronouncing his name to escape from him. Much like how he even pronounces Shaggy's name like that too).
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NeptunePerson2018

11 months ago
Score 1
I hope this movie is good when I watch it later today because i heard bad things about it.
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SpongeBob99Swell

11 months ago
Score 1

There's a reason why I don't always trust critics. Most are probably not even in-touch with Hanna-Barbera in general let alone Scooby-Doo, so I am not surprised.

Just so you know, they are the same hypocrites that trash-talked Smurfs The Lost Village for how faithful it was to the source material. Let alone that being the main criticism given to the infamous live-action movies.
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Jeff35122

11 months ago
Score 1
This movie was good with its comedy and emotional writing, but the plot's overstuffed with rushed pacing, and it spends more of its time trying to set up a cinematic universe rather than a Sooby-Doo origin story with too many elements thrown in that's often the cause of cinematic universes never lifting off.
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SpongeBob99Swell

11 months ago
Score 1

1) Doesn't the movie do a lot more than just set up its own Cinematic Universe? It actually ended up putting a lot of creative ideas put into good use and does actually explain about Scooby-Doo's origin (see above).

2) The pacing wasn't entirely rushed though, as it was fast at times which did make the story a bit hard to follow. The plot itself though isn't really that overstuffed, as it can at times leave out some mystery in favor for an adventure, thus making the set up a little bit confusing on occasions.
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Jeff35122

11 months ago
Score 1

But the focus of the film should just be on Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc. while establishing everything they are first, and them crossing over with these are characters would be good for another movie after they've all established their own films. The movie is called "Scoob!", not "Scooby-Doo! Meets the Blue Falcon." I just don't think these characters should be in this film so early in the series. And it does introduce elements for future films, but some of those elements are pointless for this film's story alone. Sure, building up a universe is good and all, but it's important to establish the story at hand without throwing too much into it that would work better later into the series when these established characters meet up.

Yes, the pacing was rushed and there was too much in the story. They introduced Blue Falcon and Dick Dastardly 18 minutes into the film, and they throw all of these other elements and they end up coming out of nowhere that don't serve much to this film's story like Captain Caveman's appearance. Dee Dee doesn't even mention him, and he's not even in the climax with Cerberus.

This film's story in my opinion should have just been about Scooby-Doo! and Mystery Inc., and they could have had all of these Hanna-Barbara references show that they live in a Hanna-Barbara cinematic universe and have an after-credits scene with Blue Falcon to build up that movie.
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SpongeBob99Swell

11 months ago
Score 0

They pretty much established who they were ever since their childhood origin story in their first mystery together. Shaggy is revealed to to have trouble making friends due to his timid personality, and we quickly get to know who Fred, Daphne, and Velma are the moment their first mystery together begins. They established Velma as the voice of reason, Daphne as the damsel being chased after as an attempt of being kidnapped, and Fred as the trap master full of himself.

It even kind of makes sense given Dynomutt's first appearance in itself was actually tied together with The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. Let alone also involving crime-stopping mystery crews much like Captain Caveman, while being created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears. For a cinematic universe, it's a pretty creative blend altogether and does show potential for what it could bring in the future.

Captain Caveman's appearance was set for protecting the third skull of the ghost dog Cerberus from anyone retrieving it, which also makes sense since Dick Dastardly tried to use Scooby-Doo to unleash it given how he is the dog of Alexander the Great, which is also where Muttley has been trapped ever since. Dee Dee ended up defeating Captain Caveman, though probably had no idea about him possibly. Though yes, I will admit that Captain Caveman should have more screen time to be in the climax since he gave up the battle and wanted to join the group to save Scooby from Cerberus.
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ItMeansNothing

11 months ago
Score 2

Critics: It's just a generic kids movie.

Scooby Doo (2002): Do I afraid you?
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Joekido

11 months ago
Score 0

Is not why the Mummy 2017 tanked so hard because it was trying to set up an cinematic universe and yet this movie is doing the same?

And if they are going to do a HB cinematic umiverse, how far will they go? Will we see the Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory and cartoons made by Cartoon Network?
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SpongeBob99Swell

11 months ago
Score 0
I mean, this is Warner Bros. we're talking about. Keep in mind that they do have the DC Extended Universe as well.
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Joekido

11 months ago
Score 0

The point is what made this movie so special that it's considered good but when the Mummy 2017 tries doing what this movie did it panned badly.

How did this movie do it?
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Mr. Dready

11 months ago
Score 3
Yup as i expected, this is better than the live action Scooby Doo movies.
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Stephenfisher2001

11 months ago
Score 3
You know, I always thought it was going to be on this wiki at some point.
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Mr. Dready

11 months ago
Score 0
Congratulations! You we’re Terrible. the most i remember from this movie.
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SpongeBob99Swell

11 months ago
Score 0
“Congratulations boys, you’re terrible!” –Simon Cowell, 2020
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Robertoiglesias271

10 months ago
Score -5
Wait, why is this film, one that is hated by a number of people, on this site instead on Awful Movies?
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Trevor807

10 months ago
Score 4
Because those people are a minority, that's why.
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Stephenfisher2001

10 months ago
Score 2

And we don't trust critics, man. And Robertoiglesias, you never have seen the movie, nor do I, It literally has a very faithful to the source material to the Scooby-Doo franchise.

Also, you know how much hate users who say "delete this page", or they said "Why this movie is on there, even though it was hated by critics?" without any other good reason? Probably as much as anyone who liked the movie, So maybe reconsider thinking about that statement.

And like what my friend Trevor807 said, mixed or negative reviews from critics on good movies can't be trusted, such as My Little Pony: The Movie, Ghostbusters II, Space Jam, Event Horizon, and Die Hard with a Vengeance has average, mediocre, and bad ratings from critics, but they're on there on this wiki for a reason.
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Stephenfisher2001

10 months ago
Score 1
By the way, Rober, Just because you avoid, or hating on movies because critics hated it, That doesn't mean we don't like it, or avoided it.
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Robertoiglesias271

9 months ago
Score 0
I'm just surprised that this made it. It's ironic tbh
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Staringcorgi6

2 months ago
Score 0
It's polorizing
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ACoolBlaze5

10 months ago
Score 1
So, this is basically the Smurfs: The Lost Village of the Scooby-Doo franchise
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SpongeBob99Swell

10 months ago
Score 1
Pretty much.
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Trashanimal

10 months ago
Score -2
Thank god we didn't let a certain user make this page.
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SporeShroom2007

10 months ago
Score -1
No stop, your'e giving me Vietnam flashbacks.
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 1
Who are you talking about?
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Trashanimal

10 months ago
Score 0
I meant Gucci.
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 0
Jesus, Luke. He's old news. Why do you keep talking about him?
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Trashanimal

10 months ago
Score 0
Cause I suck, and I hate myself.
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ACoolBlaze5

10 months ago
Score 0
Are you secretly me?
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Caulipower

8 months ago
Score -2
I know for a fact that you are a constant mistake maker every now and then.
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SoloPatriot7890

8 months ago
Score 0
@Caulipower he's not THAT constant
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Jego5542Gonzalez

10 months ago
Score 2
Man! I feel bad if this movie didn’t get released in theaters.
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Cwriter

10 months ago
Score -1

The film was pretty good to me. Here’s one thing I didn’t like about it.

Dynomutt was more smarter and not at all bumbling. And his voice wasn’t accurate to the original cartoon

Captain caveman spoke in full sentences instead of talking and caveman talk like he would normally go. And he never once said Unga Bunga
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Jego5542Gonzalez

9 months ago
Score 1
I already watched this movie on HBO Max.
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CaptainJ

8 months ago
Score 0
How did it go?
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Jego5542Gonzalez

8 months ago
Score 2
It was awesome.
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CaptainJ

8 months ago
Score 2

Ok, I have just seen this film and do you not mind if I give a little review on it? Honestly, I think this film was pretty good, unlike what the reviews say about it, which I was a little concerned about them before seeing it. I am personally ok with the Blue Falcon/Brain being portrayed in the film since I find him to be a bit goofy and funny. Yeah, he was bit of a jerk but he went through some development. I'm not a fan of the film's fast pacing because it felt weird and gets a bit out of hand. I think Fred, Daphne, and Velma did at least get a fair amount of screen time, yeah maybe not too much, but it seemed fine. I think this film still retains the charm of Scooby-Doo, even if it has a bunch of Hanna-Barbera characters stuffed into it.

Overall I would give this a 8/10 despite what the reviews say since it relives my childhood.
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JDM4678

8 months ago
Score 1
But my friends call me.... D I C K
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SpongeBob99Swell

8 months ago
Score -1

That wasn't even the joke.

Dick Dastardly himself is a Hanna-Barbera villain, and "Dick" is short for "Richard". The joke was based off of Scooby's usual speech impediment being used to escape from Dastardly in which trapped him. (also to reference the start where he even mispronounced Shaggy's name, which already is a common trait for him)
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ItMeansNothing

8 months ago
Score -1
r/woosh
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SporeShroom2007

8 months ago
Score 0
r/it'swooooshwith4o's
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Black Knight Animation Studios

8 months ago
Score 0

DICK GRAYSON

D I C K
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ItMeansNothing

8 months ago
Score 0

Oh, but my friends call me...


NSFW joke that can't be put on the comment.
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SporeShroom2007

8 months ago
Score 0
[REDACTED]
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SpongeBob99Swell

8 months ago
Score 1

This movie is basically the "Pokémon: Detective Pikachu" of animated movies and of the Scooby-Doo franchise.

Not only is this film what the live-action movies should have been, but this film is also a beautiful love letter to Hanna-Barbera and to its source material, and it's an underrated cinematic gem that also makes for a great nostalgia trip for Hanna-Barbera purists. Let alone fans of the source material.
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Caulipower

8 months ago
Score 1

"Oh please, my friends call me... Dick."

-Dick Dastardly
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ItMeansNothing

7 months ago
Score 1
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AgentLocke

7 months ago
Score 0
I gotta admit this movie biggest flaw isnt the references to netflix but different voice actors with the exception of scoob everybody on the scoob crew doesent sound right and all the people that says it bad is the only thing i agree with the film being bad
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The Autistic Raccoon

7 months ago
Score 1
If there ever is going to be a Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe, I want a Swat Kats movie.
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Blubabluba9990

6 months ago
Score -1
I thought people hated this movie
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LancedSoul

6 months ago
Score 0
Yes, but that doesn't makes sense.
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Blubabluba9990

6 months ago
Score 0
What do you mean it doesn't make sense?
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SpongeBob99Swell

6 months ago
Score 0

A lot of Scooby-Doo and Hanna-Barbera fans, however, enjoyed it. It's a similar case with Smurfs: The Lost Village. Both films are part of franchises in which critics don't know much about, hence how it is strictly geared towards the fans.

As for me at that, I really enjoyed the film. It's a love letter to both the source material and to Hanna-Barbera, combined. While also bringing out an enhanced, character-driven narrative that feels fresh and new, yet still captures the heart of the source material and what made it work. It's basically what the live-action movies should have been.
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ACoolBlaze5

6 months ago
Score 0
This has a lower Letterboxd score than Cuties.
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SpongeBob99Swell

6 months ago
Score 0

Even "Smurfs: The Lost Village" does too.

Hence why I don't always trust critics.
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Spidey McFly

6 months ago
Score 0
Saw this film last night. What a disappointment.
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The Autistic Raccoon

6 months ago
Score -2
Not to be rude, but, nobody cares.
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ItMeansNothing

6 months ago
Score 2
Rude. @Autist Racoon
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Spidey McFly

6 months ago
Score 1
@Autistic Raccoon you again? here's a quiz: 1) what is the yellow stuff that comes out your privates 2) What is the opposite of on? Put the answers together, and you get my response.
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DJ2006

5 months ago
Score 1
Although I do think this movie is pretty good, I wouldn't say it's a masterpiece as it is quite flawed at times.
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Harrison Dye

5 months ago
Score 1
Hey, uh, I don't think the videos here fit this article, because they seem like negative reviews of the movie.
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SpongeBob99Swell

5 months ago
Score 0

If you wish, I do have a "sandbox" for the film on this site, but will have trouble linking it.

It also fixes the many errors and even information found in this article.
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LoonaHelluva

5 months ago
Score 4
im sad that LS Mark made that kinda controversial video on it. i really enjoyed this film ^^
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AgentLocke

5 months ago
Score 4
Ls Mark was the same guy who sayed the Fred Movie was great
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LordOfSpaghetti

3 months ago
Score 0
DIIIIIIICCCCCCCKKKKKK!!!!!!
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Nicktendolean

3 months ago
Score 0
(Leaves)
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CarlFilip19

2 months ago
Score 0
Well, Vail. Here is "Scooby-Doo: Infinity War".
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JillianeCobre

2 months ago
Score 0
Yeah, but you just put "Bad Qualities" than "Why It Sucks" because they still like the movie.
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 0
How would it go there at this point?
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MinecraftDogCats

10 days ago
Score 1
Never mind back. then The page almost had enough bad qualities to be on AMW
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The Kill Counter

one month ago
Score 0
Well this page is back, and it got removed on AMW
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Luckygamer77

18 days ago
Score -1
This movie was ass.
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BeastarsFan4132314

18 days ago
Score 2
No it was good, but I respect your opinion. I guess.
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RockyBalboaFan

18 days ago
Score 3
I love this film, but I do understand it's issues
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CriticalThinkingCritic

11 days ago
Score 0

It may be just me, but, I think that SCOOB! will be one of those future cult classic films.

Considering it being an imaginative love letter to Hanna-Barbera that still meets its faithfulness to the source material and characters. Adding that with it being a Scooby-Doo property that is actually ABOUT Scooby.
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CriticalThinkingCritic

22 hours 35 minutes ago
Score 0

The "third-act breakup" part was actually handled in a way that wasn't clichéd and made sense.

Shaggy wasn't acting out of character, because, the collar is symbolism that represents his emotional connection and friendship with Scooby. Having it removed was basically his impression that Scooby's importance would change things and tear him and Scooby apart. Basically, the emotional bond between a man and his dog that already is one of the main themes of the movie.

This all worked, as he speaks out about it, later on. As we see how his cowardice to take risks affects him and is basically the driving force of the movie. (see the WIR section)

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