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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

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Jeff Nelson

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is even worse than the first film...

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
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After a cartoon has been incredibly successful with merchandise and other toys for children, the only step up to milk the series would be to put it into a live action film. If that does well, then a sequel is in order. Many people who grew up with the cartoon will see it because it's their childhood. Some studios just need to know when to stop.

Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby vow to put an end to the menacing scoundrel who plans to ruin their town of Coolsville. It's the same story that has been seen a million times on cartoons where the writers didn't even try. The screenplay is dreadful in every sense of the word and the dialogue is corny. Plot points are predictable and the one behind the whole problem of Coolsville is obvious. There's no mystery, no suspense, and ruins any interesting moments with out-of-place dialogue.

The same cast from the first Scooby-Doo movie returned for the sequel. They all perform the same. None of them bring anything new or fresh to the table. The characters are all irritating as well. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Matthew Lillard are both decent actors, but this is one film that they should both be embarrassed about.

Scooby has once again been made completely out of CGI. This wouldn't be a problem, but it looks fake. The FX used for Scooby are out of place and don't mesh with the live-action world that's being presented. The monsters have the same problem, and it makes the audience feel that the characters are never in real danger, since none of the monsters or creatures seem to be creepy or menacing.

It's an utter shame that such a fantastic cartoon turned into yet another trashed live-action film. The gags and humor are awful. There's nothing funny, creepy, fun, or intense about this film, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is even worse than the first film, and that's definitely saying something.

My Rating = One Stars

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