Scooby-Doo – USA, 2002 – reviews

Scooby-Doo is a 2002 American live action comedy feature film directed by Raja Gosnell, produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, and scripted by James Gunn. (BrightBurn; The Belko Experiment; Slither).

Based on the Hanna-Barbera television cartoon series Scooby-Doo, the film stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Neil Fanning in the title role with supporting roles played by Scott Innes, Rowan Atkinson and Isla Fisher. Scooby-Doo and the other non-human characters were created on-screen using computer-generated imagery (CGI).

Filming took place in and around Queensland, Australia, on an estimated budget of $84,000,000. The film was released on June 14, 2002, and though it received generally negative reviews, it grossed $275 million worldwide.

Plot:

Having solved the Luna Ghost mystery, constant arguments among the members of Mystery, Inc. cause the gang to go their separate ways.

Two years later, Shaggy Rogers (Matthew Lillard) and Scooby-Doo (Neil Fanning) are approached to solve the mystery of the popular horror resort Spooky Island, reuniting with Fred Jones (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), Velma Dinkley (Linda Cardellini) and Daphne Blake (Sarah Michelle Gellar), although none of the latter are thrilled to see each other.

On the island, the gang meets Emile Mondavarious (Rowan Atkinson), the park’s owner, who explains his theory that visitors are being cursed.nShaggy falls in love with a girl named Mary Jane (Isla Fisher), while Scooby is mysteriously targeted by demonic creatures. Velma meets a man named N’Goo Tuana (Steven Grives) and his minion, the famous luchador Zarkos, who explains that demons rule the island…

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