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Scooby-Doo 2 - Monsters Unleashed (2004)

TOMATOMETER

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

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

10%
Average Rating: 3.6/10
Critic Reviews: 29
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 26

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

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 206,154

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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating:
PG (for some scary action, rude humor and language)
Genre:
Drama , Action & Adventure , Kids & Family , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
Joseph Barbera , James Gunn
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Sep 14, 2004
Box Office:
$84.0M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Scooby-Doo 2 - Monsters Unleashed

All Critics (125) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (90) | DVD (24)

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

Full Review… | March 29, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

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
Washington Post
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

It plays better at home than at the premium price of the movie theater

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
7M Pictures

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

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

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

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
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)

Full Review… | September 13, 2004
Movie Metropolis

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

Full Review… | September 5, 2004
Cinema Sight

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

Full Review… | August 8, 2004
Film Journal International

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

Full Review… | August 1, 2004
Laramie Movie Scope

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

Full Review… | July 20, 2004

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

Full Review… | June 16, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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

Full Review… | April 9, 2004
eye WEEKLY

It is good to see another good family film.

Full Review… | April 8, 2004
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.

Full Review… | April 6, 2004
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.

Full Review… | April 3, 2004

It's all a terrible bore.

Full Review… | April 3, 2004
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

Full Review… | April 2, 2004
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.

Full Review… | April 1, 2004
Zap2it.com

Scooby Don't.

Full Review… | April 1, 2004

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

½

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.

phubbs1
Phil Hubbs

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

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

½

Bad+

spielberg00
Alexander Diminiano

Super Reviewer

½

Sorry. Shit film.

CreedsDelight
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Scooby-Doo 2 - Monsters Unleashed Quotes


Old Man Wickles: Darn bushes yowling at me again...
– Submitted by Robbie N (23 months ago)
Fred Jones: You can't fool me, your just Afried to so your sensitive side. Black Knight: Oh, you touched my little child... And he's really MAD!
– Submitted by Connor N (24 months ago)
Scooby Brainiac [Voice]: Barking at things, chasing cars! Eating my own vomit! Oh, those were glories times!
– Submitted by Connor N (24 months ago)
Shaggy: [picks up page, that was printed] All clues... At lass, what are these strange marking? Fred Jones: [turns page around] Words. Shaggy: [amazed] Ahhh, words.
– Submitted by Connor N (24 months ago)
Ned: You were a dude this whole time? Dr. Jonathan Jacobo: Of course, Dumbkoff! Ned: [disgusted] But we cuddled!
– Submitted by Matthew D (2 years ago)
Black Knight: OH! Right in the roundtables!
– Submitted by Matthew D (2 years ago)

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