Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Scooby-Doo: The Movie & Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Double Feature Review

Release Date:  November 9, 2010

Scooby Doo, where are you?  Right here!  On November 9, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. released Scooby Doo 1 & 2 as a family double feature in Blu-Ray.  Watch the adventures of Fred, Daphne and the gang as they solve two mysteries, with the special effects viewing experience enhanced with Blu-Ray definition. 

Synopsis: In Scooby-Doo, the gang is lured to a mysterious island to solve the mystery of what is causing college students to leave the island with immensely changed personalities.  The gang had been on a break - a two year break - from each other and reluctantly reunite to solve the mystery.  Each wants to solve the mysterious behavior of the college kids on their own without the help of others, but in the end, teamwork is what was needed to unmask the villain.  Run time:  86 minutes

My family's experience:  I watched Scooby-Doo with the kids.  This movie is rated PG, and there may be some instances where some guidance might be needed.  Fred and Daphne end up in different bodies, which led to some comments that wouldn't be appropriate for younger kids.  Overall, this was a fun adventure and the villain at the end was a surprise to me.  I didn't see it coming!  The effects were really cool and we got to see that Daphne isn't just a pretty face after all.

Syopsis:  Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is the second part of this double feature.  This movie begins with the opening of the Coolsville museum that features displays of past unmaskings.  The grand opening goes awry when the monsters become unleashed.  The gang is then ostracized by the town and is portrayed very poorly in the press.  Can they save the town from these monsters and get back in Coolsville's good graces?  Is the true villain the museum curator or someone else totally unexpected?  The gang works together to solve this mystery, with Scooby and Shaggy taking a more active role in collecting clues instead of cowering in the corner. Run time: 93 minutes.

How does a dog fly on an airplane? Disguised as Grandma, of course!

My family's experience:  We actually watched Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed before we watched the first movie. Of the two, I enjoyed Scooby-Doo more.  The kids liked both movies, though they are both PG rated.  There seemed to be more adult humor in the second movie than the first and it creeped me out a little bit to see Shaggy preening in the mirror when his body became altered after drinking a concoction.

Both movies had a lot of action and though Scooby was CGI, it transferred well to Blu-Ray.  The picture was crisp and clear and I think it enhanced the viewing experience. Overall, we enjoyed these movies.

Own it on DVD!  Scooby-Doo 1 & 2 Collection (Family Double Feature) is available now.  You can purchase it in Blu-Ray at Amazon.com for under $25.  Warner Bros. has many other Blu-Ray titles available for purchase at their site, www.WarnerBlu.com.

Disclosure:  I received the Scooby-Doo 1 & 2 Collection on Blu-Ray at no cost to me for review purposes.  This blog post is not a paid one.  The opinions stated herein are my own or are derived from comments made by my family.  Many thanks to Warner Bros. for providing this opportunity to me.

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