Opened: June 14, 2002
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Starring: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini, Rowan Atkinson, Isla Fisher, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Sam Greco, Steven Grieves, Holly Brisley, Kristian Schmid, Michala Banas, Neil Fanning, Scott Innes, J. P. Manoux, Jess Harnell, Frank Welker, Sugar Ray & Pamela Anderson
Scooby-Doo is a fun movie for kids but with cheap laughs and outdated CGI, it hasn’t been able to hold up over the years.
Two years after Mystery Inc. separates, Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Velma (Linda Cardellini), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Scooby (Neil Fanning) are tricked into reuniting to solve the mystery of possessed theme park guests.
The movie isn’t bad for a majority of the time. Lillard is a fantastic Shaggy and his costars all give acceptable performances. And though Scooby looks fake, he’s entertaining throughout the film.
However, parts of the storyline go unexplained and the ending reveals a character almost unanimously hated by fans of the TV series. Couple that with weak jokes – like a long fart scene – and you do more of a disservice than anything else.
Final say: Jinkies is right. ★★★☆☆