Director: Tony Cervone
Writer/s: Matt Lieberman, Adam Sztykiel, Jack Donaldson, Derek Elliott, Eyal Podell, Jonathon E. Stewart, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears
Starring: Frank Welker, Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Ken Jeong, and more.
LIIIIIKKEEEE SCOOOOOOB!!!!! Oh man am I hoping this is good! I won’t say that I was raised on Scooby-Doo, but I did watch a substantial amount when I was younger. Here we have another re-skinning of the series and I will admit, I was a little nervous of the animation at first but now, I am sitting pretty comfortably with it. No turning back now, here is the Oberrating for “Scoob!”
“Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this dogpocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.”
I will start with what makes this rating “low.” All in all, “Scoob!” is an animated film through and through, targeted for the kiddies. It has a silly plot, silly gimmicks, and an innocent and playful vibe between the characters. With that said, there is not much to go off of to deem this some high quality animated film say like a Pixar/Disney film or “Kubo and the Two Strings” type vibe and style. Obviously, that does not mean it’s trash but it does mean it does not warrant a higher than expected rating.
Now for the good… The comedy within this kids animated film is quite excellent, all things considered. Obviously, there are plenty of kids style silly humor all over, which I won’t lie, I was giggling all over the place for some jokes. So the comedy aspect hits on all points where necessary, most of the time. The surprising part of “Scoob!” actually was with the adult humor that was sneakily put in here as well. Similar to a Spongebob or Rugrats type style, adult humor that would fly over the watching kid’s head was frequent and triggered the biggest of laughs from me. This makes these kinds of films the perfect movie for families. Some fun for all ages and not just that “DAD I WANNA WATCH FROZEN!” type stuff.
Nostalgia is what we expect when beloved movies and series’ come back with a new style. “Scoob!” does its rightful job of keeping the nostalgia alive while also remaining fresh for viewers, old and new. The intro stays loyal while boasting the great new animation style. It is fresh for viewers as it makes plenty of jokes featuring today’s pop culture. Overall, it just does everything mostly right as can be.
It is FUN, guys!!! The nostalgia is real. The animation is fantastic. All the voice actors are great. And once again, the humor is almost perfect for being a kids movie. “Scoob!” is well worth a view as soon as you would like!
- My boy Zac Efron is an excellent Fred
- “Dick” jokes
- I avoid animal movies all the time. Even here, I got sad at a sad moment with Scooby. No ragretssss
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