- Does 'SCOOB!' stack up to its previous iterations?
SCOOB! has headed straight to homes and ready to delight families. Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang have been some of the most recognizable characters for years and this reboot has the chance to introduce them to a new generation.
SCOOB! tells the story of how the Mystery Inc. come together. It shows how a lonely Shaggy meets Scooby and become the best friends but now have to face their biggest challenge as they try to stop a global “dogpocalypse” and discover Scooby’s legacy.
The movie has an A-list cast bringing the classic characters to life including Will Forte (Booksmart) as Scooby-Doo’s best friend, Shaggy; two-time Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed) as Blue Falcon; Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter films) as the infamous Dick Dastardly; Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as Velma; Zac Efron (The Greatest Showman) as Fred; Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) as Daphne; Simon Cowell (American Idol, The X Factor) as himself; and Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo.
If there is a way to describe the movie is as a silly adventure. It’s not a movie that takes itself too seriously and pulls a lot from modern culture to deliver jokes which younger audiences can understand alike the adults.
Although we see a lot of the Mystery Inc. when they’re young, the story spends little time there just as its setting up the story but flashes forward to their older selves, where majority of the story takes place. Which makes sense to the main plot but it would have been nice to see more of Shaggy and Scooby as kids.
The movie does get slow at times but overall has enough endearing moments and laughs to keep the whole family entertained.
With movie theaters closed due to the pandemic, SCOOB! was one of the movies affected by this. While before it could have been seen as a gamble for studios to forgo a theatrical release, SCOOB! hit No.1 Premium VOD Charts making it a win for Warner Bros.
Adriana Chavez is the editor for Vacancy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org