Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood

2016

Action / Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Horror / Mystery

44
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 100%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 663

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Matthew Lillard as Shaggy
Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley
Cassandra Peterson as Drella Diabolique
Grey Griffin as Daphne
720p 1080p
550.08 MB
1280*720
English
Unrated
23.976 fps
1hr 15 min
P/S 9 / 30
1.14 GB
1920*1080
English
Unrated
23.976 fps
1hr 15 min
P/S 10 / 25

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Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 6 / 10

Not haunting enough

Being a huge 'Scooby Doo' fan for goodness knows how long, any new show, special or film would be watched with great anticipation. While 'Scooby Doo Where Are You' is still the jewel of the crown of the franchise, it was interesting to see 'Scooby Doo' rendered in Lego.

The first Lego 'Scooby Doo' film, after being pleasantly surprised if not blown away by the short special 'Knight Time Terror', 'Haunted Hollywood' has both good and very weak elements that make it an interesting but mixed bag watch. It is a long way from the worst 'Scooby Doo' film (excluding the television specials of the late 80s, which are very flawed but not that bad, and 'Arabian Nights', which is terrible, the only weak one to me is 'Monster of Mexico'. However, all the other 'Scooby Doo' films are much better. Especially 'Zombie Island', 'Witch's Ghost', 'Big Top', 'Goblin King' and 'Mask of the Blue Falcon', the rest are decent to very good.

Starting with 'Haunted Hollywood's' issues, the film doesn't have enough story for the 75 minute running time, making it feel over-stretched and making one think that a half an hour special would have been better.

Despite saying that 'Knight Time Terror' felt too short and rushed, that had a much stronger mystery, much more going on, more atmosphere and felt too hasty for a special so a feature length would have been justified. The mystery has its moments but can feel bland and some of the film feels padded, not all of it necessary, with a fairly obvious reveal.

Of the gang, only Shaggy and Scooby work properly. The other three lack agreed distinct personalities, Daphne particularly is bland and her rock star subplot would have worked and easy to relate to if it didn't wear thin too early.

Lastly, some of the character designs are wanting, especially for Daphne and a couple of the monsters. Even for Lego they look blocky and their movements aren't particularly smooth, Daphne apart from the hair and clothes could have been someone else entirely.

However, other elements do work very well. Character-designs aside, the Lego animation is very nicely done. It's very colourful and atmospheric, with some of the visuals also being inventive. The music is both dynamic and groovy, with a lot of energy and a haunting undercurrent.

A good deal of the writing is fun and smart, with witty in-jokes, endearingly goofy jokes (although a few of the puns go overboard on the corniness) and nostalgic homages to past horror films that are so much fun to recognise. It's quirky and a few thrills and scares, thanks to the villains being pretty creepy.

There are some decent supporting characters, particularly Drella Diabolique (brilliantly voiced by Cassandra Peterson.

Voice acting is very good. Frank Welker shows no signs of being long in the tooth despite voicing Fred since the very beginning way back in 1969, so nearly 50 years and he is going strong. His Scooby voice took some getting used to, having been so accustomed to Don Messick since forever, but it's definitely grown on me. Matthew Lillard is a worthy successor to Casey Kasem, a very difficult feat that he pulls off with ease, he is hilarious and an immensely likable goofball.

Kate Micucci does well as Velma, though the writing for the character is not the best. Grey DeLisle has to work with Daphne being bland but that doesn't stop her putting effort with the character regardless.

In summing up, a slightly above average mixed bag with an air of disappointment. 6/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by hjalsayegh 3 / 10

Shameless Cash Grab

The Plot to any scooby doo movie is simple, there is a mystery and the gang solve it in the last few minutes in a monster of the week style.

The mystery here is that a movie studio seems to be haunted and classical horror monsters like the mummy and Dracula pop up and scare the staff away. The Twist is that everything is awesome, everything is cool when you're part of a team! (ok so everything is lego but I just couldn't resist)

Plot is simple, graphics are beautiful.... that's about all that's good here, the characters could have been any random group as they had no distinct personality let alone the personality of the beloved Scooby doo and the mystery Inc gang! When your stars get out shined by a random person in the movie who you won't see again (Drella Diabolique voiced by Cassandra Peterson) even though Shaggy AND Scooby are both standing right there then you know you have a problem!

Another big issue is the writing, breaking the fourth wall and going meta in a heavily processed way (yeah found footage movies are sooooo in! add that to the movie!) mocking the old show (pft, catch phrases! using shaggy and scooby as live bait because they'll do it for a scooby snack,,,etc) and reminding us over and over this is a movie... as if it's saying hey don't be too hard us, it's all fun and games...

The Mystery Inc. Gang was never mean spirited, they did not place Shaggy and Scooby in danger on purpose so they'd be live bait (and actually told them that's their function in the team, to be live bait).

The one smart thing here is the use of legos in the world to their advantage but the same joke is used again and again in the movie so after the 1st time it's already worn out (taking their hair off and throwing it as a weapon!).

Not sure who this is made for, It's Banking on the fact that you saw the original so not small kids. too simple for adults that grew up with the show. My guess it was made for people who eat legos, they'd probably like it.....

over all it's harmless so if you have little kids,,, show them something from the original first then take them to see this! Don't let this one be their first Scooby movie!

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