Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed DVD Review
Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, Velma, Daphne and Fred are back! This time, so are a few of their old foes! Get the scoop on Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed starring Matthew Lillard, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Seth Green!
Scooby-Doo 2 - Story UnleashedWhen we meet back up with the gang at Mystery Inc., they are still riding high on the super-cool fame and fortune that started when they solved the Spooky Island case. In fact, they are so super-cool that the Coolsville museum has put on a very swanky exhibit featuring all the creepy costumes they've uncovered. Unfortunately, a mastermind criminal (someone from their spooky past, maybe?) shows up and steals the costumes, bringing them back to life! Jinkies! Thanks to an annoying reporter and this scary criminal, Coolsville turns on its heroes and unless they save the day, Mystery Inc. will become a joke.
Scooby-Doo 2 - Scooby SnacksThis flick was better than the first which is pretty rare for a sequel. Shaggy and Scooby are funnier, without being dumber (cuz I don't think that would have been possible, anyway). Daphne's (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) not as big an airhead, and Velma really shines, like the geek goddess she is! The story has a ton of fun and freaky ghosts and monsters for the gang to battle. Some of the monsters are even taken right out of the original cartoon, and it's really cool to see them brought to life. Watching the gang pull together is great, and so is the love thang happenin' with Velma and fellow brainiac Patrick Wisely (played by Seth Green).
Scooby-Doo 2 - Badness UnleashedScooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is not without its faults. Luckily though, they are few and far between. The first thing that is super-uncool is the Burger King advertising. In the first five seconds or so of the movie, Scoob is scarfing down a BK milkshake and the big, old logo on the cup is front and center. What's up with that? I thought Scoob's fave food were Scooby Snacks, not Whoppers?! Then Shaggy blabbers on about Burger King in another scene. It's a little bit much. The only other fault with Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed in the predictability of Alicia Silverstone's character, Heather Jasper-Howe. Heather Jasper-Howe is boring and annoying.
Scooby-Doo 2 - DVD Extra FeaturesThe Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed DVD is crammed full of fun extras. Join Scooby as he takes you behind the scenes to see just how the special effects were made, who did what stunts and how those spooky sets were created. After you've taken the tour, why not get some dance lessons from the funkiest dog in town? Scooby'll show you how to break out on the dance floor (and you might even learn a trick or two about some more Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed special effects). If that doesn't sound interactive enough for you, there are also a few mystery games that you can try!
Scooby-Doo 2 - Spooky ConclusionScooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is a really fun, spooky adventure. Shaggy and the CGI Scoobster are even funnier than the first time and the rest of the gang, including Scooby newbie Seth Green, are a ton of fun too. Definitely worth a watch, just be sure to bring lots of Scooby Snacks!
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