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SCOOB!

Published July 12, 2020

SCOOB!

Film info

  • Title SCOOB!
  • Director Tony Cervone
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 34m
  • Genres Mystery, Adventure, Animation, Family, Comedy
  • Tagline Mystery loves company

In Scooby-Doo's greatest adventure yet, see the never-before told story of how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined forces with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, toughest mystery ever: an evil plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global 'dogpocalypse', the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone ever imagined.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:17That was a lot of information to take in at once. Backstreet Boys and Ira Glass!
5:06Very odd policing, different rules for creatures with middle names.
7:24“We worked hard for that free candy.”
9:10No one seems bothered that the dog is talking, is that normal in this world?
12:46Aging montage.
15:06“What’s more valuable than friendship?” “Literally anything.” Don’t talk to Simon Cowell about values!
17:11Well, that’s bowling ruined!
21:13The film is making me veer between haha and what is going on?
22:07Why does the Falcon look just like Bananaman?
30:04“You have to PAY for Netflix?”
31:09They’ve killed off Mutley? He’s the only one I’ve actually heard of!
38:33Ooh, Mutley lost and not dead? I’ll take that.
44:02Just Falcon around! Genius.
46:22“How do you know so much about superheroes and so little about the metric system?” “Because I’m an American man.”
55;02Was not expecting Hemsworth disses!
1:03:43Scoob got Hoverpaws.
1:10:57“Uh-oh, little more than I bargained for.” If even the bad guy is worried, it’s got to be bad.
1:12:54MUTLEY!!
1:20:20Ooh, didn’t see this emotional twist coming.
1:27:14So annoyed about Dusty. I doin’t need another cute inanimate object to love.

Thoughts

We wouldn’t have watched this if it wasn’t for the early release thing we’re still abiding by. And that follows that we wouldn’t have got past the 20 minute rule if we hadn’t paid quite such a lot for it.

Once it found its feet, though, it was actually fun. It was a bit of a rollercoaster where at times I was like ‘what the hell am I watching’ but then they would pull out a really funny line that drew my back in.

There were some clever bits, plenty of cliché bits, and although I’m not so familiar with the original work, it felt like they trod a fine line between not ruining all that has gone before but forging a new path. All the ‘would have got away with it’ stuff was dispatched with in the first five minutes.

So, it wasn’t a great movie and I can’t actually recommend it but I was dreading it and now I don’t mind that I’ve seen it.

Rating: 3 / 5

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