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At Theaters: 6/14/2002 On Video: 10/11/2002
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 27 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 409928
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Scooby and the gang will have to overcome their personal differences and forget everything they think they know about fake ghouls and phony creatures to crack the case, save themselves and possibly…the world.
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Comedy Adventure - This live-action version of the long-running cartoon is every bit the silly comedy it appears to be, featuring lots of slapstick gags, goofy wisecracks, and it also has its share of toilet humor. Children will definitely enjoy more than adults, who may also have a good time if they aren't overly devoted fans of the original. Teens may also enjoy due to the youth appeal cast. Note: As in the cartoon, this is a scary movie for little ones. It also has a devil/demonic/voodoo theme which some may object to.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Freddie Prinze, Jr. SUMMER CATCH, HEAD OVER HEELS, BOYS AND GIRLS
Sarah Michelle Gellar CRUEL INTENTIONS, SIMPLY IRRESISTABLE
Matthew Lillard THIRTEEN GHOSTS, SUMMER CATCH, WING COMMMANDER
Linda Cardellini LEGALLY BLOND
Rowan Atkinson RAT RACE, BEAN
Director: Raja Gosnell BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE, NEVER BEEN KISSED
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About The Production
Solving The Case Behind The Scenes
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PROFANITY: Very rare use of very mild profanity
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Little instances of violence, mostly played for silly laughs.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Chases, mildly violent fights.
COMEDY: Nonstop silly humor.
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Below Average

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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Below Average "Ruh-roh! Romething's really wrong with this ricture! The live-action cartoon adventure Scooby-Doo is founded on a love-it-or-hate-it (and you know who you are) pop cultural phenomenon,  ...The whole enterprise, you might say, is cranked up to a squealing pitch somewhere between ''Zoinks'' and ''Relp!''''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Poor "I am not the person to review this movie. I have never seen the "Scooby-Doo" television program, and on the basis of the film I have no desire to start now. I feel no sympathy with any of the characters, I am unable to judge whether the live action movie is a better idea than the all-cartoon TV approach, I am unable to generate the slightest interest in the plot, and I laughed not a single time, although I smiled more than once at the animated Scooby-Doo himself, an island of amusement in a wasteland of fecklessness.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Below Average "Here's a classic example of a movie that didn't need to be made. Sure, some remakes of popular cartoons hit big at the box office. ... If you were a fan of the cartoon series, you would be better off in front of a smaller screen in your own home watching Scooby and friends tackle their assignments. Not that the TV show was so riveting, but most of the half-hour plots were more compelling than this lackluster warmover.''

TV Guide Online  Full Review
Average "As live-action adaptations of cheap, unapologetically stupid cartoons go, this is top of the line: The cast is appealing, the sets brightly colored and fun to look at, the mystery as lame and goofy as any featured in the many inexplicably beloved Scooby-Doo cartoons. Even the CGI Scooby is a marvel of modern special effects technology, even if the results are distinctly grotesque; a cartoon dog with freakish proportions and uncanine expressions becomes very creepy when rendered in an essentially realistic style.''

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 188 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
50
Very High
96%
13-19Teens (M)
10
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
25
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
26
Very High
96%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
23
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
22
Fairly High
86%
30+Adults (F)
32
About 50/50
72%
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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Children obviously loved "Scooby Doo." Teens also rated it quite high, but there were quite a few "Good" opinions, which for teens is just a little on the low side. Young adults seemed to enjoy it even more than the teens, possibly due to the fact that they grew up watching Scooby Doo.

Adults gave what would normally be considered decent, but not great opinions. However, for this type of silly cartoon based movie, these are actually some pretty good opinions. It's just unusual for adults to give a movie like this reviews of "Fantastic" and "Excellent." So a review of "Very Good" and "Good" from an adult is actually quite high, again for this type of silly movie.

If you like Scooby Doo the cartoon, you'll certainly enjoy this big screen version.

Cinema Review Opinion: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred (FREDDIE PRINZE JR.), Daphne (SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR), Shaggy (MATTHEW LILLARD) and Velma (LINDA CARDELLINI) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot.

Concerned that his frightfully popular resort might truly be haunted, Spooky Island owner Emile Mondavarious (ROWAN ATKINSON) tries to reunite those notoriously meddling detectives to solve the mystery before his supernatural secret scares away the college crowds.

Scooby and the gang will have to overcome their personal differences and forget everything they think they know about fake ghouls and phony creatures to crack the case, save themselves and possibly…the world.

Ruh-roh!

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