Review of SCOOB!
By: Moviegoer Grim

Hey Boys and Girls! And welcome to this month's movie reviews, not with being locked up in our homes it makes watching new movies quite difficult—but I remain true to my mission statement that I will do my best to bring you at least one fresh movie a month.

From what I could tell though, this month of May offered only one direct to streaming video in the way of Warner Bros. release of Scoob!.

This version of Scooby-Doo is what felt like a reboot for the younger gang who perhaps did not grow up in the last fifty-one years. As it recreates the origin story of how he and Shaggy first met and became lifelong friends. Then how bullies unknowingly played into destiny to the creation of Mystery Incorporated.

So, what is the mystery this time around, I am glad you asked. Well, anyone remember Dick Dastardly from Wacky Races he has been collecting skulls so he can unlock the gateway to Cerberus the giant angry ghost-dog on the world, so all the treasure on the other side can be his. In doing so, brings a fate worse than anything imaginable called Dogpocalypse (yes, for real).

But there are a ton of side plots to carry this film along. One of my favorites are that Hanna-Barbera Universe Superhero, Radley Crowne, the Blue Falcon has retired and his son Brian has stepped to the plate to take on the forces of evil. There is only one problem, the new Blue Falcon is quite the fraidy-cat in the same vein as Shaggy and Scoob, but his journey in this flick is to move from his father's shadow and grow a backbone.

One thing that did not set well with me was the portrayal of Dynomutt, Dog Wonder …yes really, don't judge until you know the facts. Okay, so I grew up in the seventies and watched the original show by his name that was created from 1976 to 1977. While the show was named after the robotic dog, one of the fun things was that Dynomutt was a dimwit—and it added to the flavor of the show. While I get that they swapped roles and Dynomutt was the brave, smart one and Blue Falcon was the nitwit and I accepted the plot point, but wouldn't it have been comedic gold if both were oddballs…like a superhero version of Dumb and Dumber?

All right, go ahead and judge now…

I did enjoy the show and the kids did as well, it accomplished its job to introducing a new generation to Scooby-Dooby Doo. For this fun little flick, I give it three and a half mystery solving stars and while it is a bit costly to rent, twenty bucks is worth it to have a digital copy!

Okay, gang, that is it this month, I will surf the waves until I find another brand-new movie for next issue, or even better, the movie theaters reopen…here's to wishful thinking!

Until Next time!

I remain…

Moviegoer Grim

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