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Scooby-Doo

After a fight, the Mystery Inc members break up and all members go their own way. 2 years later, they all get back together at Spooky Island where they are invited to solve yet another mystery.

Believe it or not, but that’s about all there is to the story. Oh, wait, to spice things up, Velma, Shaggy, Fred and Daphne fall in love on Spooky Island ! Luckily not all with each other.

Sound and Vision:
The image quality isn’t bad, but could have been better. Edge enhancements and grain are visible, but overall one shouldn’t complain.

The sound on the other hand isn’t really terrific if you ask me. The dialogues come from the front speakers, but still it seems like sometimes it isn’t the actors that are speaking… Also, although the surround channels are used, the movie doesn’t take full effect of them. This could have been a lot better.

Extras:
We get several commentary tracks from director, producers and crew. Next to that there’s several deleted scenes (with commentary from the director), a behind-the-scenes documentary and a couple of short featurettes. Last there’s a video clip, some DVDrom features including games and a commercial for the soundtrack.

Conclusion:
Scooby Doo is known throughout the world from his cartoons and the film makers must have thought that making a full blown movie with CGI and real actors might make him a big success on the movie screen aswell. Unfortunately, the movie has hardly any really good humor, good plot, or even a credible Scooby-Doo universe ! The only good points are the sublime casting of Matthew Lillard (Scream) as Shaggy and the CGI implementation of Scooby-Doo.

Don’t buy this unless your kids force you to

Our Score:
4.0

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