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5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 68
  2. Negative: 15 out of 68
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  1. May 11, 2011
    4
    Okay, this film is better than the original, but it's still terrible. I like how they actually used original Hannah Barbera villians from the original show rather than badly cgi-ed sun-allergic creatures. Just to see the Black Knight Ghost, 10,000 Volt Ghost and Miner 49-er put a smile on my face. Also, Seth Green starred in this film. I'm a fan of the guy, especially since he's creator ofOkay, this film is better than the original, but it's still terrible. I like how they actually used original Hannah Barbera villians from the original show rather than badly cgi-ed sun-allergic creatures. Just to see the Black Knight Ghost, 10,000 Volt Ghost and Miner 49-er put a smile on my face. Also, Seth Green starred in this film. I'm a fan of the guy, especially since he's creator of Robot Chicken and starred in Buffy for 3 years. I also liked when Shaggy and Scooby encountered the Cotton Candy Glob. Matthew Lillards performance is still brilliantly spot-on But, those are the only good points The movie is quite dull, the characters aren't much like the original cartoon counterparts and we have another mystery that seems to give us more clues that appear from out of the blue. Also, I cringe at hollywoods attempts to make this film "hip" by adding Big Brovaz in to rap (remember them? No, me neither) At least theres no Scrappy F*cking Doo this time around This one's definately for the kids Expand
  2. ChadS.
    Jul 7, 2004
    6
    Seth Green was Willow's first boyfriend, too, which cinches our suspicions that Velma will be a Sleater-Kinney lovin' lesbian someday. Sarah Michelle Gellar, a cipher like her husband in the first "Scooby Doo", is allowed to tap into her inner-Buffy this time, by kicking some monster-ass with her built-for-action body, and dispensing big sisterly-advice to bolster Velma(Linda Seth Green was Willow's first boyfriend, too, which cinches our suspicions that Velma will be a Sleater-Kinney lovin' lesbian someday. Sarah Michelle Gellar, a cipher like her husband in the first "Scooby Doo", is allowed to tap into her inner-Buffy this time, by kicking some monster-ass with her built-for-action body, and dispensing big sisterly-advice to bolster Velma(Linda Cardellini)'s confidence in her ability to attract men. Daphnie's advice leads to a possible homage to "Grease". "Scooby-Doo 2" is bookended by a horrible "Singin' in the Rain"-inspired beginning, and a grating plug for "American Idol" at its end, but the anticipatory loud and incoherent mess of story and special effects, which does come to fruition with a slew of monsters and low-brow hi-jinks, manages to be mildly entertaining; somehow, someway, not the (overtly) mind-numbing experience you'd expect. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    5
    It's better than the first dose of Doo, but not by much. I say- bring the cartoon Scooby Doos to the theaters- and bring these live-action flops straight to DVD.
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    4
    Incredibly simpleminded, and featuring more gut punches to the original show than subtle nods.
  5. Mar 19, 2013
    4
    A bit more loyal to the show than the original movie, but perhaps a bit too much at times to the point of it being silly. Some things work as a cartoon, but just look stupid in live action. Again, Shaggy & Scooby are the stars, doing what we all know and love. The rest of the cast are just a mess, further distancing themselves from their characters in order to readjust to be moreA bit more loyal to the show than the original movie, but perhaps a bit too much at times to the point of it being silly. Some things work as a cartoon, but just look stupid in live action. Again, Shaggy & Scooby are the stars, doing what we all know and love. The rest of the cast are just a mess, further distancing themselves from their characters in order to readjust to be more "believable." Considering the premise of the movie, that's a bit of a joke in itself. Overall: While the movie can be a bit entertaining at times, it's poor script and silly premise just ruin it most of the time. Expand
Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28
  1. By the time they're done with all the tinkering, "Scooby-Doo" ends up bearing as much a resemblance to Hanna-Barbera as the recent "Cat in the Hat" did to Dr. Seuss.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Land
    30
    As one five-year-old critic at the press screening astutely observed during a would-be sensitive moment: "Boooorrring!"
  3. 50
    Fans of the TV series will again be happy to see some of the old Saturday-morning villains, and Bill Boes' excellent production design outdoes his work in the first film.