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Scooby-Doo 2 - Monsters Unleashed (2004)

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21

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 114
Fresh: 24 | Rotten: 90

Only the very young will get the most out of this silly trifle.

11

Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 25

Only the very young will get the most out of this silly trifle.

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Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 206,092

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America's favorite teenage canine-led crime fighters earn a second shot at the big screen in this sequel to the hit comedy Scooby-Doo. The reunited Mystery Inc. team -- Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Velma (Linda Cardellini), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard), and Scooby-Doo (voice of Neil Fanning) -- return to their hometown of Coolsville as heroes when a local criminology museum offers an exhibition of the many ghostly disguises used by villains they've subdued over the

Sep 14, 2004

$84.0M

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It's a terrible movie. The laughs aren't there. The stunts are stupid. There's no plot whatsoever.

March 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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The monsters are the highlight of the film, and if history is any guide, there will be more ghosts and evildoers for our wholesome heroes to battle in Scooby-Doo 3.

March 26, 2004 | Comment (1)
Washington Post
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As little as there is to recommend in Scooby-Doo 2, it must be noted that the human cast has done an uncanny job of inhabiting their two-dimensional characters, especially Lillard.

March 26, 2004
Washington Post
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It plays better at home than at the premium price of the movie theater

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Milder than the 1st, but not Scooby-snack worthy.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

I don't see how anyone, even Scooby Doo fans, could really find anything worth even remotely liking with this movie.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Comment (1)
Cinema Crazed

You could pass on both Scooby Doo films unless you really have nothing else to do one day. And I mean nothing.

October 2, 2006
Christianity Today

...just as silly, just as juvenile, just as inane, just as witless, just as dumb as the first movie. (Blu-ray Double-Feature Edition)

September 13, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

The acting is so over the top that any good will developed from the first film is instantly dashed...

September 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

This bellicose, straining mess doesn't even work on the simplest diversionary level.

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

It is no surprise this film isn't very good, the first one wasn't very good either.

August 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

If we're lucky, films like Scooby-Doo 2 will become the exception rather than the rule.

July 20, 2004 Full Review Source: FilmFocus

It's guileless, designed almost to be forgotten, and its modest intentions generate no resentment [in the viewer].

June 16, 2004 Full Review Source: F5 (Wichita, KS)
F5 (Wichita, KS)

The first Scooby-Doo was a passably entertaining shambles. The sequel is just a shambles.

April 9, 2004 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
eye WEEKLY

It is good to see another good family film.

April 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

Made with greater affection for the 1969 Hanna-Barbera cartoon that inspired it, Scooby 2 is often genuinely funny and sometimes borders on clever.

April 6, 2004 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is actually a lot closer to the cartoons than the first... movie was, [but] they are really stupid cartoons.

April 3, 2004 Full Review

It's all a terrible bore.

April 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Scooby e Salsicha continuam divertidos, mas, em vez de temerem os monstros que enfrentam, deveriam fugir do medíocre diretor Raja Gosnell.

April 2, 2004
Cinema em Cena

Most of Scooby Doo 2 is kind of dumb ... better than the first

April 2, 2004 Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com
WaffleMovies.com

Monstrous fun for the whole family. Before you hear the critics saying it's "Doo-Doo," take an 8-year-old boy with you to the theaters and see how much fun he has.

April 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
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Scooby Don't.

April 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

A handful of juvenile jokes and overblown computer effects push Doo 2 into strictly kid-cinema territory.

April 1, 2004
Palo Alto Weekly

Audience Reviews for Scooby-Doo 2 - Monsters Unleashed

Pretty much the same thing here with more nasty looking CGI and even more terrible looking general effects, sets, stunts and obvious stunt doubles. The cast perform a little better here, more of a natural flow with this one, they gel better and actually come across as 'Mystery Inc.' with more success than the previous film.

There is still a heavy load of very childish toilet humour going on throughout unsurprisingly. This still isn't required as it wasn't anywhere to be seen in the original cartoon so I have no idea why the powers that be seem to think its necessary. On the plus side its nice to see a few ghosts and ghouls from the original cartoon used for the plot, always did like that deep sea diver ghost.

This is the films only plus point, despite relying heavily on CGI as per usual it was nice to see these old spirits. There were some live action costumes used combined with CGI which didn't come off too badly admittedly. This did give a nice light-hearted ghoulish 'Casper' vibe which saves the film from total ruination. The quality does vary a lot though, some ghosts look quite eerie and well realised, whilst others looks down right puerile and highly fake.

So the inclusion of a nice array of phantoms and spooks slightly elevates this above the first film but its still quite awful. Not as many cameos but still plenty of unnecessary pop culture and some God awful music tracks. Again, stick to the original cartoon for all you're haunting needs.
April 12, 2014
phubbs1

Super Reviewer

now this movie is a masterpiece when it comes to sequels, acting, comedy, and effects, as with all movies to me and ive said this multiple times, the more villains the better the movie is mainly because the villains are the best parts of any movie and when there are multiple villains it just multiplies the awesomeness and comedy in the film
August 9, 2013
michael e.
Michael Edwards

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Bad+
August 12, 2011
spielberg00

Super Reviewer

Sorry. Shit film.
July 2, 2011
CreedsDelight

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    – Submitted by Robbie N (22 months ago)
    1. Fred Jones: You can't fool me, your just Afried to so your sensitive side.
    2. Black Knight: Oh, you touched my little child... And he's really MAD!
    – Submitted by Connor N (22 months ago)
    1. Scooby Brainiac [Voice]: Barking at things, chasing cars! Eating my own vomit! Oh, those were glories times!
    – Submitted by Connor N (22 months ago)
    1. Shaggy: [picks up page, that was printed] All clues... At lass, what are these strange marking?
    2. Fred Jones: [turns page around] Words.
    3. Shaggy: [amazed] Ahhh, words.
    – Submitted by Connor N (22 months ago)
    1. Ned: You were a dude this whole time?
    2. Dr. Jonathan Jacobo: Of course, Dumbkoff!
    3. Ned: [disgusted] But we cuddled!
    – Submitted by Matthew D (23 months ago)
    1. Black Knight: OH! Right in the roundtables!
    – Submitted by Matthew D (23 months ago)
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