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Quit the bashing...,
This review is from: Scooby-Doo (Full Screen Edition) (DVD)
I am so tired of seeing the horrible reviews this movie recieved. I am 20, so no, I didn't grow up in the 60's and 70's watching this show. However, I DID grow up in the 80's and 90's watching this show, so maybe I just have a different take. Okay, so Freddy Prinze, Jr. was not the most perfect choice for Fred. A lot of reviews resent his representation as an attention starved and fame hogging character, but I have to say that while the movie took it to the extreme, it by no means pulled it out of thin air. And Daphne was always getting captured and lost in the spooky old dungeons and mansions, and it was normally Velma or (Duh duh duh!) good ol' Freddy to the rescue. And the romantic connection everyone is claiming came from nowhere at the end of the movie? Were ya'll even watching?!? While Gellar and Prinze may only have been chosen for their star power and not for their excellent casting as the characters, they DO portray the relationship that we all know existed between Daphne and Fred rather well. And NO ONE can tell me Velma and Shaggy weren't brilliantly casted!
The plot, while not in the "Scooby Doo, Where are you?" fashion, is more along the lines of "The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby Doo" minus Vincent Price. The monsters are real, not masked men. And for all the Christians bashing the movie for that reason, be forewarned, if you deny the existence of evil in the world, regardless of your religion, then you open yourself to it. Being unaware doesn't exclude. Besides, this was a FUN, FAMILY ORIENTED movie, remember. The occult elements were in Scooby Doo fashion, discovering new legends associated with the area in which they are investigating the mystery.
In essence, if you enjoy this movie for what it was intended to be, which was a fresh representation of fantastic characters, which remains true to the ideas implied in the series, as well as a fun film, then you'll get the point. If not, then "Zoinks" you take things way too seriously.