Scooby Doo

A Film Review By Jason L. King

Starring: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard
Directed By: Raja Gosnell
Rated: Rated PG for some rude humor, language and some scary action

Final Grade:

Some things are classics. Like Classic cars, you don’t remake them one day and say “gee this is cool.” Some cartoons are classics as well, but hollywood hasn’t figured out that you can’t remake them either. And then there is the other problem, hollyowod thinks they can make Cartoon Characters into real people. What do you get? Big Smelly Piles of Scooby Dooby Doo Doo.

A movie starring Freddie Prinze Jr. should have been your first guess that Scooby Doo was not going to be great. Freddie Hasn’t done a decent movie since, Well Gee I don’t know what. His acting is terrible and how her got a job on the big screen is baffling to me. At least they let him play the role of Fred, so he could at least get his name right. Toss in a computer created talking dog, and Matthew Lillard, you have a movie in the workings that makes Turbulence 3 (Yes there is a Turbulance 3) look like a work of art.
Matthew Lillard overall isn’t a bad Shaggy. He is the most believable of all the characters, but he is a worthless actor and shouldn’t be allowed to appear in films. Sarah Michelle Gellar was the world’s worst possible choice as Daphine, and I can’t figure out what the man who was doing the casting was thinking. He must have been on all the drugs they were referencing in the film. Those reference where so over done, and Sloppily at that there was barely any humor in them at all. Naming the girl that Shaggy takes intrest in Mary Jane, is a bit overkill.

Now the Dog. You have alot of money to make a movie, and all they can make is a mediocre Dog that hardly resembles our lovable Cartoon Scooby Doo? I know I ask for a lot sometimes, but we could have gotten the same visual effect by painting Freddie Prinze Jr. Brown and making him talk in a stupid voice. I was higly disappointed by Scooby’s overall appearance.

Is it worth the money? Nope. Shortly before the movie came out I added it to my newest category of movies. I call this category “Movies that Even if Jesus told me to go see it I would still say no.” Few films have made the list, but Congrats Scooby you’ve made it on the list. If it wouldn’t have been that I was watching it while on the Time CLock at movies 12 I never would have wasted my time. My verdict is simple. Scooby wasn’t half bad, when I was GETTING PAID to see it. But if it was the other way around I’d rather watch Titanic on repeat for a few weeks straight.

Truth be told I wouldn’t Watch it again (even for a Scooby Snack).

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