New Scooby Doo trailer.

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  1. Ross Williams

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    http://www.moviefone.com/multimedia/...?movieid=10535
    Scooby looks okay, the jokes are pedestrian, the cast at least looks the part, in other words I'm completely indifferent towards this film. If I've got nothing better to see I might see it in the theater, otherwise I can wait for DVD.
    What's your guys take?
     
  2. Terrell

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    I pretty much fee the same. Although, Scooby looks completely fake. I thought they would have made Scooby as realistic as possible, considering he's spposed to be real in this film. Although, you could argue that Scooby doesn't look like a real dog in the cartoon, and they wanted to stay true to his look. Not to mention, the things Scooby has to do might warrant that he not look completely realistic. So in that point, I can't understand what they are trying to achieve. But the film doesn't interest me.
     
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    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    Paradoxically I consider this to be both my most inarticulate post and at the same time the only manner which truly expreses my fear and loathing about this film.

    Not that I will ever actually watch it, you understand.

    Sigh, where is Joe Dante and a Joss Whedon script and an animatronic Scooby when you really need them?
     
  4. Jason Harbaugh

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    Personally I think this is the worst casting ever done. Shaggy being the worst. I looked more like him and sounded more like him last Halloween than Mathew Hillard does.
     
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    Actually, I thought Lillard was the best thing about that trailer. Vocally, it sounds like he nailed it. Visually, it was close enough to pass for a film adaption.

    On the bad side, it is obvious that Junior as Fred was a horrible decision. Man, was that bad.

    That's ok, I already thought this film would be crap and I still think it probably will be.

    Jason
     
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    I think Velma is really cute
     
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    Ok, Dan. Just glanced over the ending in the final draft in the script here:
    http://www.df.ru:8004/~viking/movie_scripts.htm
    I will admit that this is much better than what I caught on that opening matinee. My quesion is who is responsible for that bloody deviation from what was written?
     
  11. Dan Brecher

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    Good man for checking the script, I think he did a great draft, it's the main reason Weaver signed on... then...well... god knows what happened.

    Dan
     
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    Is it just me, or did the Scooby rip-off cast in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back look more like the cartoon characters than this crew does? [​IMG]
     
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    Regarding Joss Whedon and Alien: Resurrection, please refer to this old interview from The Onion:
    http://avclub.theonion.com/avclub373...ture_3731.html
    He loathes the movie!
    Regarding Scooby Doo - I have no real problem with a movie adaptation and (although I despise watching Prinze and/or Lillard in anything) the casting choices don't destroy ALL chances of a good time, but... I watched the new trailer twice without even a trace of a smile - let alone anything resembling a laugh. It IS supposed to be a comedy, right? [​IMG]
     
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    Are they trying to bring back the cast of I know what you did last summer with an exception
     
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    I think it looks ok. It is supposed to be in the vein of The Brady Bunch movies.

    I want to see it, I don't know why everyone on Aint-It-Cool-News has been pissing all over it since the beginning.

    I mean, Scooby Doo was NEVER a good cartoon. I watched it all the time when I was younger and I like it for reasons of nostalgia, but it isn't great.
     
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    I saw it in front of Ice Age today, and I'm sort of of two minds about it.

    First, some stuff looks fun - I like Scooby and Shaggy; the design looks spiffy, and the cast (minus Prinze) is pretty good.

    What worries me is the self-parody angle that's apparently going on. It just seems like it could push the audience away from actually connecting with the movie; I always get the feeling that this sort of self-referentiality is a substitute for actually making it worth the audience's while, like we're paying nine bucks to have our affection for these characters laughed at. Which strikes me as, well, cynical and mean.
     
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    They should have done something more like The Brady Bunch movies: the kids use words like "Jinkies!" and "Psychadelic" and are totally out of place. Then it would be funny, but of course, they had to modernize it for teens and it looks like it will suck.

    Who the hell cast this thing? Shaggy is good, and Velma looks good enough, but what about the rest? They suck.
     
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    Wasn't David Lynch suppose to direct this? I know that sounds odd, but I remember rumors of that a few years back.

    Anyway, as the film stands now, I will definately pass on this in the theaters. There many more worth-while options this year.

    Maybe they have something. But if they do, they didn't convey that in the trailer.
     

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