Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed


Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Written by:James Gunn
Starring: Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Seth Green, Peter Boyle
Released: April 1, 2004
Grade: C-

These filmmakers would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for us meddling critics.  Thankfully, those responsible for this monstrosity have been unmasked and will forever see it as a permanent blot on their resume.

I also feel compelled to report Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed to our own Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.  The advertising for the film has failed to disclose that it is suitable only for those between the ages of 4 and 8.  I may also have an action against the cinema as they have taken my money but failed to provide any form of entertainment.

The plot is as incoherent as Scooby Doo’s dialogue.  It’s a far cry from the popular cartoon series I grew up with.  The first film (made back in 2002) at least had the novelty factor.  Watching Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr attempt once again to bring these animated characters to life had me recoiling into the depths of my seat.  Prinze is the worst actor in the business today and I stand by that.

Even worse than the hammy acting and dumb script are the pathetic visual effects.  Could Scooby Doo look any faker?  Could the monsters look less realistic?  Give me a break!

Scooby-Doo 2: Crap Unleashed is just one horror after the after.  I’ll be having nightmares tonight.