What brings best friends together? For Daphne, Velma, Fred, Shaggy and Shaggy’s spunky pup Scooby-Doo, it’s a mystery! The feature-length live-action Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins original movie takes you back to when four teenage sleuths (plus one dog detective) first met. Unjustly accused of staging a spooky practical joke complete with ghosts, the kids are suspended from Coolsville High. To clear their names, they team to solve the supernatural mystery… and head straight into nonstop laughs and adventure. Special fun, special friends and extra-special effects make this “how-it-all-began” story – from boy-meets-dog to the first trip in the Mystery Machine and more – a doggone great time!
For a prequel, I thought this movie was decent. The only real issue I had was with Fred’s hair not being blond. The beginning part, when Scooby’s up for adoption, was kind of sad to see and how no one wanted him.
As for the storyline, I thought it was put together very well. My favorite part, out of the entire movie, was probably the very end. It ends the movie and shows live action clips from the classic series. When the movie starts out, it’s sort of boring because they have to introduce each person. After Scooby meets Shaggy, then it picks up and gets a lot better. There are a couple of funny scenes, also.
If you enjoy watching Scooby-Doo movies or the animated cartoons, then you’ll enjoy this one, as well.
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