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Jeff Nelson

Scooby-Doo is a disaster and isn't even worth a rental.

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Nearly every cartoon that we have all watched as young children has been turned into a live action film. Not all of them are terrible, but they certainly are never award-winners. Scooby-Doo makes an inexcusable attempt at recreating the once loved and cherished television show.

After Mystery Inc. breaks up, the gang is individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange happenings. The plot is paper-thin and seems rushed. The entire film is fast paced and never takes a moment to breathe and retrieve some elements from the original cartoon series. The dialogue is absolutely terrible. It's not funny and most of it is quite ridiculous, in a bad way.

The cast is chosen rather well. Most of modern movie watchers will recognize every actor from the Mystery Inc. gang. However, the script is so rotten than it's difficult to tell if the actors are doing a bad job or the dialogue itself is just making the audience believe it's the actors. The entire main cast does a decent job for the material they are given.

In modern times, movies created by large film companies are expected to bring incredible visuals to the screen. Scooby-Doo is created completely and entirely on CGI. This is a huge mistake and disappointment. Scooby appears fake, tasteless, and tacky with cheap computer FX. The CGI monsters also look dreadful.

The old Scooby-Doo cartoon was funny, entertaining, and a terrific television show. The movie translation is extremely poor in quality. This film captures nothing that the show truly was. The jokes are awful and didn't make me laugh once. Scooby-Doo, one of the main characters, is poorly designed and executed. Scooby-Doo is a disaster and isn't even worth a rental.

My Rating = One and One Half Stars

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