Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew
Lillliard, Linda Cardellini and Rowan Atkinson
Directed by: Raja Gosel
Scooby Doo is a groovy summer movie for the whole family!
Fred, Velma, Daphne Shaggy and, of course, Scooby have made it
onto the big screen it's just plain old fun!
some parts, like a moronic cameo by Pamela Anderson, will have
you checking to be sure you know where the exits are
but there's no need. Then there are the ongoing innuendos
about Shaggy (Matthew Lilliard) and his subscription to 'High
Times' if you know what I'm saying. They're a hoot. They play
up narcissistic Fred's (Freddie Prinze Jr.) affection for himself
Velma ( Linda Cardellini) is still the 'Pat' that we all remember.
And Daphne (Sarah Michele Gellar) is the snooty perfectly girly-girl
adorable in perpetual purple (a fall color)-even in May!
goes the Mystery Gang has gone their separate ways. That is until
they all receive a mysterious invite to a famous college vacation
spot called Spooky Island to help poor Mr. Mondavarious (Rowan
Atkinson) solve a pesky mystery.
present genre of guests arrive as normal free-spirited hard drinkin'
parting pre-society SUV driving- Gap wearing plugs and depart
in a strange trance devoid of any personality.
The Mystery Gang soon discovers clues in the way of blatant thrown
about ten story building size clues - just like the old show!
They also discover they all need each other if they really want
to solve the cause. Each has a skill, or better put, a way of
getting to the case. So, naturally they all make up and began
to do what they do best.
silly nonsensical fun! Matthew Lilliard does an uncanny Shaggy
in both voice and physical appearance. What? You think that's
easy? Shaggy's a cartoon bent and wiry with a voice just on the
verge of "breaking" and Mat appeared to be more indelible
ink than flesh and blood without the use of CGI enhancements.
Michelle (don't even mention Buffy or I'll freakin' flip-out)
Gellar plays Daphne. She oozes the snobbiness with ease. Hmmmm.
Prinze Jr, as Fred, is not one of my faves but here as a brainless,
self-centered manpig he seemed to shine. Hmmm.
Capellini, er, Cardelinni is Velma.
The film's there to have a giggle and spend some time with the
family. There's nothing incredible (Liiliard's Shaggy aside).
But some times a movie is just that; fun and pointless!Enjoy.
Aside: The monsters are a tad graphic and cruel so beware with
the wee- ones.
Recommendations: Do I have to say it? SCOOBY SNACKS!