Scoob! (2020)

Scooby-Doo is a part of childhood just as much as it was for you or your kids. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone out there who doesn’t know the brown hair dog who lives to eat and solve* mysteries. I put the asterisk there because Scoob may always catch the bad guy; however, it is always by accident and in some clumsy way that is pure entertainment. 

Scoob! went on my watchlist for one reason, my favourite actor Mark Wahlberg was The Blue Falcon’s voice. My first impression was that the gang of Shaggy (William Forte), Fred (Zac Efron), Daphne (Amanda Seyfried), and Velma (Gina Rodriguez) were gonna team up with the Falcon to save the day. Amazingly, it actually didn’t go down as I had imagined, it was even better!

I got to be honest and say my expectations were low for this film. Since the original series found new life in the 1990s, some of the content they have provided never measured up to the classic Hanna & Barbera tales. Instead, director Tony Cervone and his crew of seven writers took us to a whole new universe, one that was filled with non-stop laughter and amazing storytelling. 

The best part of Scoob! had to be how modern it was. There wasn’t a topic untouched as the gang relayed joke after joke about life in 2020. Whether it mocking social media, Simon Cowell and his many Idol shows, or what it is like to be a hero and solve crimes through search engines, kids and adults can sit back and appreciate all the effort put into making this film feel fresh. 

I loved Scoob!. It blew away any expectations I had and left me wondering why we waited so long to finally watch it. I was entertained from the opening scene right up until the credits rolled. There was just so much to enjoy, and with the non-stop one-liners and silly situations, the story and characters keep you engaged the entire time. There truly isn’t a dull moment, and if you think there is, another character hops in the scene to say something off the charts, and you’re right back in it. 

I knew just a few days ago I was bragging about how phenomenal Soul was and how it was a must see. Surprisingly, Scoob! is right up there too. Whether you love them or hate them, there will be something here for everyone to enjoy. I probably could never recommend Scoob! enough because some of you won’t believe me. Just do yourself a favour and watch this highly entertaining movie and reminisce about your childhood with Scooby and the gang. 9/10

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