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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Scooby Doo(Film)

Scooby Doo
-2002 American comedy film based on the Hanna-Barbera TV cartoon Scooby Doo, about a group of young detectives and their talking Great Dane
-Directed by Raja Gosnell
-Stars Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred Jones, the unofficial leader of Mystery Inc, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne Blake, his girlfriend, Matthew Lillard as Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, the coward of the group who loves nothing more than eating, Linda Cardellini as Velma Dinkley, the resident brain of the group and Neil Fanning as the voice of the cowardly Great Dane Scooby Doo.
-Also stars English actor Rowan Atkinson as Emile Mondavarious, the owner of an eccentric island amusement park
-The nonhuman characters such as Scooby and Scrappy Doo were computer generated.
-Filming took place primarily in Queensland, Australia
-Reggae artist Shaggy and rock group MXPX perform different versions of the them song. Shaggy says he got his name from a previous hairstyle, not the character
-At the Warner Bros. Movie World in Gold Coast, Australia, a ride based on the movie was built. It was called The Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster
Did You Know?
-Sarah Michelle Gellar hated wearing Daphne's pink go-go boots and whenever possible, had comfy sneakers on
-The bunny suit comes from the Filler Bunny of Jhonen Vasquez comics
-The band Sugar ray made a guest appearance at the Pool Party scene
-The band Weezer was offered the job of a cameo appearance, but rejected the offer
-Freddie Prinze Jr. hated wearing the trademark ascot Fred usually wore
-To play Fred and Daphne, director Raja Gosnell wanted a real couple. So he chose Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Prinze didn't want to do it at first, but Gellar talked him into it.
-There is a marijuan reference in the movie. Shaggy's love interest, Mary Jane, her name is slang for a joint

-At a toy factory, the group is investigating a mystery involving a specter named The Luna Ghost. Daphne(Sarah Michelle Gellar) has been ccaptured, bound with jump rope and gagged with her own scarf. The gang's trap goes wrong, with Shaggy(Matthew Lillard) and Scooby catching the ghost in another way. The ghost is revealed to be a disgruntled janitor. After solving the case of the Luna Ghost, the members of Mystery Inc. argue over Fred's taking credit for Velma's plan, Daphne being told she always gets kidnapped, and the group breaks up. 2 years later, Fred(Freddie Prinze Jr.) becomes a celebrity, Daphne, the damsel always in distress, is now an expert in martial arts, and Velma(Linda Cardillini) is now a NASA employee, whereas Shaggy and Scooby(Neil Fanning)have become hippie-like beach bums

-The gang all receive invitations to a remote amusement park called Spooky Island. After an airplane ride to the island, Shaggy falls in love with a young woman named Mary Jane(Isla Fisher). They all meet the park's eccentric owner, Emile Mondavarious(Rowan Atkinson), who explains that something strange and suspicious is happening to the college students visiting

-Despite Fred, Velma and Daphne refusing to work together, the five investigate. They run into a man named  N'Goo Tauna(Steven Grimes), who explains that the island's demons seek vengeance against Mondavarious for building the theme park over their burial ground

-Despite a warning from a local Voodoo Maestro, Daphne goes to a nearby closed castle containing a ride that is supposed to be getting fixed, only to find the rest of the gang had the same idea to investigate the castle. Dapne finds a tetrahedron-shaoed artifact called the Daemon Ritus, and Velma and Fred find a classroom with training video for non-humans. They all run from N'Goo's henchmen, including a masked wrestler named Zarkos(Sam Greco)
-At the hotel, Velma thinks back about Scrappy Doo(Scott Innes), a little dog who was kicked out of Mystery Inc due to his annoying behavior. Just then, monsters storm the hotel and capture Fred, Velma, Mondavarious and several other hotel guests. Mary Jane calls the Coast Guard for help, but they do nothing, being already possessed by demons. The next day, Fred, Velma, Mary Jane and more guests become possessed, and Zarkos captures Daphne and the Daemon Ritus. When Scooby falls down a hole due to him and Shaggy arguing about the fact that Mary Jane had a demon in her, Shaggy follows him to an underground cave system and finds the Daemon Ritus near a vat full of protoplasmic heads containing people's souls. When he pulls Velma, Daphne and Fred out, they return to their bodies. Daphne and Fred initially get switched with each other, but with help from the Daemon Ritus, they return to their correct bodies. They set out to find the Voodoo Maestro, who explains the demons cam rule the Earth for the next 10,000 years if their leader absorbs a "purely good soul". They then come to the realization that that soul is Scooby, and the mastermind is Mondavarious, who arranged for Scooby to come to the island as a trap to be a sacrifice.
-Elsewhere, Velma has discovered the demons explode in sunlight, which is why they need to possess the guests. They take a mirrored skull head from the hotel and use this to their advantage. Together again, Mystery Inc. sets up a trap to kill the demons by reflecting sunlight from a skull-shaped disco ball, but it does not work. Fred and Velma are captured, and Scooby's protoplasm is removed from his body, leaving it limp and dead. Desperate, Shaggy attacks Mondavarious and finds him to be a robot controlled by Scrappy Doo, hoping to gain his payback on the group for deserting him. Using the newly absorbed souls, he expands to a giant, monstrous version of himself, Scooby Rex, which looks like a fatter and larger version of the monsters. Daphne is on the roof of the cave trying to release the disco ball and she uses her martial arts to take care of the wrestler Zarkos, who falls through the opening to an air shaft and knocks the disco ball out, sending it into the sunlight and hits the vat, sending all the souls back.

-When the vat tips, the souls return and the monsters come out. Sunlight from the disco ball kills the demons and Shaggy sucks the remaining power out of Scrappy. Fred and Daphne share a kiss, and Shaggy finds the real Mondavarious trapped underground. After a public interview, Fred gives Velma the credit for the plan and the crew of Mystery Inc do their signature hands together cheer. Scrappy Doo, N'Goo, and Zarkos are arrested and taken away by Coast Guard helicopters and the film ends with Scooby and Shaggy eating at the all you can eat buffet.
  • Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Fred
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne
  • Matthew Lillard as Shaggy
  • Linda Cardellini as Velma
  • Rowan Atkinson as Mondavarious
  • Isla Fisher as Mary Jane
  • Miguel A. Núñez, Jr. as Voodoo Maestro
  • Steven Grives as N'Goo Tuanna
  • Sugar Ray as themselves
  • Sam Greco as Zarkos
  • Kristian Schmid as Brad
  • Nicholas Hope as Old Man Smithers
  • Michala Banas as Carol
  • Martin Broome as Melvin Doo
  • Jonathan Coffey as Fitzgibbon
  • 1 comment:

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