Directed by: Michael Goguen
Starring: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle
I know I say this for every single review but god DAMN am I so far behind on these that I’ve completely forgotten most of these movies. I’m so responsible. Not that there’s a whole lot of a Scooby-Doo movie that really warrants remembering in the first place. Oh no I forgot the part where they eat a craaaazy sandwich! The tapestry of my life has faded in the most important area.
Don’t get your hopes up, this is not a Batman-style buddy cop crossover with the old 60’s cartoon superhero Blue Falcon and the Mystery Inc. Gang. Or… maybe you weren’t hoping for that. Anyway, it’s about an actor who used to play Blue Falcon on a fictional TV show, and how he has to come back and save the day after someone tries to stop a gritty reboot of his show from being made into a shitty movie.
It’s a lot like every one of this awful trope, where some idiot writer thinks that the 60’s Batman was better than Tim Burton’s version of the character and wow, what IF Adam West had to save the day?! Not only was there this exact same idea (done a million times better) on the 90’s Batman animated series, but Scooby-Doo itself has done this plot at least three or four times. Also, how in the hell do people still think this is relevant in fucking 2012? I’m pretty sure everyone has had their say in how stupid the “gritty reboot” syndrome is, and it hasn’t stopped Hollywood from believing that it’s still the best and/or only idea for comic book movies. But what do I know, maybe this direct-to-video movie seen only by myself and the kids who saw it on Cartoon Network in the middle of the day is what’s really going to change the tide.