Scoob movie! really entertaining with his signature comedy through Shaggy and Scooby’s dialogue and a post-millennial setting that makes the film even better.
3D animated film Scoob! is set to hit theaters on May 15. However, the corona virus pandemic has abandoned the plan and make it aired streaming in various service stream such as in Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Google Play on the same date. This reboot of the Scooby-Doo animated comedy series has been the long-awaited one since the last animated film was made in 1994, while the live action hit the big screen in 2004.
Scoob! begins with the story of Shaggy’s first meeting with Scooby and how the Mystery Inc. gang formed. Scooby Dooby-Doo is the spontaneous name Shaggy gave Scooby on Venice beach when the two met for the first time. Shortly, they meet Fred, Velma, and Daphne on Halloween night and embark on their first adventure in Mr. Rigby’s mansion which turns out to be a big thief. Since that success, Shaggy and his friends formed a gang called Mystery Inc. and solve strange mystery cases.
Unlike the original series, Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne, and Velma are told to grow into a post-millennial phase where electric cars are everywhere and the internet is stable and the existence of applications such as Tinder, Netflix, and other social media applications. Shaggy is also described as a young person who follows a trend where he always uses the word Like (or ‘Kayak’ in Indonesian slang) at the beginning of every sentence he speaks. Throughout the film, the audience will be presented with advanced technologies, such as those on the Falcon Fury aircraft. Yep, the plane belonging to the superhero Blue Falcon that previously had nothing to do with the Scooby-Doo franchise.
Warner Bros. indeed collaborated with Hanna Barbera in making the Scoob! Not only is the Blue Falcon adapted to the film, there are also the characters of Dynomutt, Blue Falcon’s best friend and Dick Dastardly, who are also characters in Barbera’s animated series. Scooby and Shaggy who are helped by the Blue Falcon, to be more precise, the son of the Blue Falcon, Brian, has a mission to thwart Dastardly’s evil plans. Meanwhile Velma, Daphne, and Fred were on different paths until they finally met in Athens, where the conflict occurred.
A groovy comedy that manages to entertain
It should be noted, this film is very entertaining. Old- fashioned, groovy comedies are often launched through the lines of Shaggy, Scooby, and even the new character Brian. Yes, although I need to admit that the plot sometimes jumps up and down, but in terms of entertainment, I recommend this film to you and your children in particular.
The four screenwriters – Matt Lieberman, Adam Sztykiel, Jack Donaldson, and Derek Elliott – have also linked the film with other Warner Bros properties such as Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, Lord of the Rings and others. The scene of an airplane flying brutally also reminds me of the Star Wars franchise that is also aboard an airplane. Funnily enough, the script writer featured Simon Cowell as an investor, which was the cause of the Mystery Inc. gang split.
Unique packaged friendship messages
Talk about the message contained in the film, Scoob! tells about the meaning of true friendship that cannot be defeated by anything that can strengthen teamwork. Although they parted ways because of what Simon Cowell said – this is very similar to Cowell’s original character – Mystery Inc. in the end teamed up against Cerberus, their next opponent after Dastardly had managed to open the gates of the Underworld. Despite its deep meaning, coming back, this message is packaged in a unique and fun way.
Shaggy feels jealous when Scooby takes off the necklace Shaggy gave him 10 years ago, to put on his superhero costume. But the costume meant nothing after it was torn. Scooby, who turns out to be the last descendant of Alexander the Great’s Peritas dog, must sacrifice himself to lock the gates of the Underworld. However, the supposed scene turns into a comedy when Shaggy and Scooby scramble to sacrifice themselves.
The scene where Shaggy went to Underworld
For Scoob! is a Tony Cervone-directed project with the Warner Animation Group division of Warner Bros. The voices of the characters were filled by Frank Welker (Scooby), Will Forte (Shaggy), Zac Efron (Fred Jones), Gina Rodriguez (Velma Dinkley), Amanda Seyfried (Daphne Blake), Mark Wahlberg (Blue Falcon), and Jason Isaacs (Dick Dastardly).