Scoob!

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Scoob! is fun enough for youthful viewers and some hardcore fans, but never quite solves the mystery of why audiences shouldn't watch old episodes instead.

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"SCOOB!" reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global "dogpocalypse," the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.

Cast

Will Forte
as Shaggy
Mark Wahlberg
as Blue Falcon
Jason Isaacs
as Dick Dastardly
Kiersey Clemons
as Dee Dee Skyes
Ken Jeong
as Dynomutt
Tracy Morgan
as Captain Caveman
Simon Cowell
as Himself
Frank Welker
as Scooby-Doo
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All Critics (141) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (68) | Rotten (73)

  • Tony Cervone's cheeky meddling with a franchise is inferior to James Bobin's 2011 Muppets reboot, but it's fun and will keep kids glued to the couch.

    July 11, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's needlessly busy, featuring chases upon chases and cameo roles for other Hanna-Barbera "properties" (step forward, Dick Dastardly, voiced by Jason Isaacs).

    July 10, 2020 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • "Scoob!" is a goofy and bright surprise - an imaginative reboot that respects its shaggy dog TV roots but is smart enough to add dashes, not shovelfuls, of wry pop-culture and movie references.

    May 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Beyond the improved computer animation compared to the hand-drawn origins, sequences worthy of attention are too few and very far between.

    May 15, 2020 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry

    CNN.com
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  • The other Hanna-Barbera characters that never quite achieved the cultural ubiquity of Scooby-Doo makes for a fun, universe-expanding tale, avoiding the cliches and story ruts that might otherwise befall yet another version of the Scooby-Doo story.

    May 15, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's really no better or worse than other selections from the genre it's part of - that slice of fast-paced, brightly colored kids movie that makes no pretense of being anything other than an adequate distraction for young attention spans.

    May 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scoob!

  • May 31, 2020
    Scoob is a film that sadly does little to improve over the live action films. The animated style was the best way for this series, but this is not the correct storyline. The film is building a new cinematic universe and it is forced and uneventful. The film struggles to sustain the length as it attempts to salvage the little bits and pieces from the plot. Mystery Inc were more about solving ghost stories and this is more about stopping the known bad guy. They didn't need to have all the other characters involved and they distract from the central characters. I wanted this to succeed as I've been a fan of the Scooby Doo characters since I was young. The voice work is handled quite well but it's the storyline and large cast for an origin film. Fun in small doses but ultimately a missed opportunity. 30/05/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2020
    The weird thing about Scoob is that it sort of feels like a sequel to a film that I haven't seen. It feels like there was supposed to be a Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe where there was a Scooby-Doo movie setting up this world, and then there would be a Blue Falcon movie with Scooby-Doo characters making cameos. Or hell, maybe it was always supposed to just be the Blue Falcon movie and they just crammed Scoob-Doo in there because he's a bigger name. In any case, this clearly wasn't supposed to be Scooby-Doo's story, because other than the first 10 minutes, this really isn't a mystery movie, it's a superhero movie with Scooby-Doo characters tagging along. If it had shifted its focus around and given the characters who the movie truly is about the attention they deserve, I think it could have been a better movie. I actually like Blue Falcon, and I like the Hanna-Barberra characters. I liked seeing Captain Caveman make an appearance, and I loved that Dick Dastardly was the main villain. I'm just disappointed that it's very much not a Scooby-Doo film as much as it tries to convince you that it is. But for what it is, it's okay. Not great, but okay. I guess I'm glad I saw it, and if they make more films in this world I'd like to see them, but for a true Scooby-Doo film, I'm sticking with Zombie Island.
    Michael M Super Reviewer
  • May 17, 2020
    From the original cartoon to the live-action films from 2002 and 2004, I've always had a soft spot for Scooby-Doo stories. When I heard they were revamping the property once again and going back to animation, I was actually pretty curious. Hearing a solid cast was being assembled for the voices and having liked some of the writer's previous work, I was going into this one with some minor expectations. Sadly, Scoob! is an absolute mess of a movie. Yes, it has its moments that I admittedly either felt emotion towards or found clever, but they were way too spread out to fully enjoy.  The first ten minutes of this movie shares the backstory of how the entire gang came to be and it's easily the best portion of the entire film. The simplicity of young kids stumbling upon each other and accidentally solving a crime was a joy to watch. Sadly, once time passes and the story kicks in, it becomes far too interested in pleasing all audiences at once. After Shaggy and Scooby are kidnapped, they realize that Scooby has a destiny that may in turn just destroy the world. On top of that, characters like Disk Dastardly, The Blue Falcon, Dynomutt, Dee Dee Sykes, and Captain Caveman all come into the picture, making this film far more complex than it needed to be.  When I say that this film is trying to please everyone, that almost seems like an understatement. There will be instances where the hottest popular songs are playing and characters are doing dances that young kids today would do, but then a minute later there's a joke about someone's Tinder dating profile. I really wasn't sure who this film was supposed to aimed at. On top of that, there's a running joke about Simon Cowell that would completely go over kid's heads these days and the older crowd who might get a laugh from it at first will just think it's a very dated reference. This movie was just a weird product all around.  The biggest problem this particular rendition of Scooby-Doo faces is the fact that it really doesn't feel like Scooby-Doo at all. It's one thing to split the team up, which this movie does quite often, but it's another thing entirely to take away the mystery aspect. After about 20–30 minutes into this film, it decides to become a superhero actioner. This might have been a neat little accent to a broader story, but Scoob! straight up becomes a huge action movie by the end. Whatever happened to making a clever mystery film? In the end, this review pretty much broke down why it's not a good movie, but that's really not to say there's nothing good here. I probably enjoyed a solid 30 minutes out of it for being clever and hitting a couple of subtle jokes out of the park, but it just wasn't enough to win me over. I wasn't interested in the secondary characters at all, even though Mark Wahlberg was enjoyable as the voice of The Blue Falcon. As a Scooby-Doo mystery, there wasn't enough meat to the story to really become attached and the superhero aspect was completely uninteresting, so if you have very young children who just enjoy seeing nice animated visuals, then this may do the trick. As a narrative film though, it's all over the place, which is too bad, because it started very strong.
    KJ P Super Reviewer

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