Off to a resort with summer jobs, the gang stumbles onto a mystery when the Frog Monster of Lake Erie makes an unexpected appearance, scaring away all the guests. Only Mystery Inc. can save the day, but with a creature on the loose, mystical moonstones and summer romance in the air, will they be able to work as a team and solve the crime?
This animated adventure for kids follows Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and of course Scooby-Doo as they take on summer jobs at a country club, only to find that there are strange things casting a shadow on the town, as the people have reported being terrorized by a Frog Monster. Soon, it looks like the gang are back to their old jobs – solving mysteries.
I thought the storyline to this movie had the right direction, but I didn’t like the entire “dating” section of it. Also, I was hoping they would have had Fred’s hair blond, by now, but they didn’t. Though, they did show him in his trademark outfit and ascot.
Another reason why I didn’t like this part too much was the fact that they didn’t have Scooby-Doo in it too much, like the previous movies. This part seemed based more around Fred, Daphne, Shaggy, and Velma. Out of the entire gang, I think the storyline focused more on Shaggy, than anyone else. Also, the storyline was following the relationships, more than the Lake Monster.
Even though I thought the movie wasn’t as great as the previous movies, I thought there were a few funny scenes. I loved the beginning, with Scooby-Doo doing a hula dance. I thought that was probably the funniest scene, of the entire movie.
There were a few guest appearances, as well. There was Marion Ross, which was best known from Happy Days, and Ted McGinley, which was best known from Married With Children. At the end, you are able to catch a small glimpse of Michael Berryman, who was the head on the platter. I thought it was pretty cool to see them all again.
Anyways, if you haven’t seen this part, I would only recommend it, if you are a huge fan of the newer Scooby-Doo movies, and enjoyed The Mystery Begins movie. I loved the original cartoons, but I honestly didn’t like this one too much, but that’s just me.
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