Movie Review Monday: SCOOB!

Prepare to be disappointed in the worst way, because SCOOB! is a huge letdown.

With hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever — a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global dog-pocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone could have imagined.

(Description from IMDb)

I usually wouldn’t review something that I didn’t finish, but I must warn you about this movie. This is not the mystery solving gang we all love, it’s something new and nearly unrecognizable. If this is the ScoobyDoo for the next generation I don’t want to be involved.

We will start with the fact that before the movie was even made they didn’t even tell Mathew Lillard that he’d been replaced as Shaggy. This left a sour taste in my mouth from the beginning, and my only hope was that the replacement would be a good Shaggy. He wasn’t. He sounded atrocious, and like he was trying to do a really bad Shaggy impersonation. Scooby was the only character that sounded like himself, the rest of the gang sounded strange.

They also unnecessarily changed the origin story of how Shaggy met Scooby. To me it was weird and you’d expect them to throw in tidbits here and there for older fans, but honestly there was only one part that made me feel nostalgic.

They redid the old intro for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! And I loved it, but that’s where the nostalgia and enjoyment stopped. The movie opens up with the gang wanting to take on higher profile cases and their representative is going to be Simon Cowell, but Simon Cowell doesn’t like Shaggy and Scooby and wants them gone. What kind of nonsensical beginning is that? Why Simon Cowell? It’s totally random and makes zero sense.

I was actually really excited to watch this when I heard that Mark Wahlberg was going to play Blue Falcon, but the movie was so terrible I didn’t even make it to the parts with Blue Falcon. I was so disappointed I couldn’t even watch it.

This movie was a complete fail. It gets 1/5 stars.

Have you watched SCOOB!? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Savannah Worman

My name is Savannah, you can call me Sav. I am a recent Oregon State graduate, Siletz tribal member, and aspiring book critic. Join me on this exploration of the literary world around us. You’re sure to find something you like. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to hit me up on the contact page! I live in the Pacific Northwest with my boyfriend, my Havanese/Aussie Shepard Stark, my Jack Russell/Shih Tzu Daenerys, and my son Finn.

6 thoughts on “Movie Review Monday: SCOOB!”

  1. Aw man I hate when they change the voices of all our favorite shows like we won’t remember a thing. Like no we grew up with these characters; of course we are going to notice! Ugh I’m sorry it was a disappointment xxx

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  2. This is a shame! I always adored scooby-doo and to see the franchise not meeting up to it’s early greatness really is annoying! Nothing will beat Scooby-doo: Where’s my Mummy! It is such a classic ❤

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