THROUGHOUT THE AGES, ONE HERO HAS COWERED ABOVE THE REST.
The members of Mystery, Inc. have split up but are forced to work together on a case that leads them to Spooky Island. This movie version of the popular 1970s cartoon expects us to know these characters and throws us into an adventure right away. It sure looks like the old cartoon, but in lieu of a story we get one incoherent chase after another. The actors are OK, but the CGI-animated Scooby is just as lifeless as this colossally boring movie.
2002-U.S. 87 min. Color. Directed by Raja Gosnell. Cast: Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Fred Jones), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne Blake), Matthew Lillard (Norville ”Shaggy” Rogers), Linda Cardellini, Rowan Atkinson, Miguel A. Nunez, Jr… Isla Fisher. Cameo: Pamela Anderson.
Trivia: Followed by Scooby Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed (2004), as well as two TV movies (prequel in 2009, sequel in 2010).