Aloha, Scooby-Doo

Movie review by
Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Scooby and gang use teamwork to save the day once again.
  • NR
  • 2005
  • 75 minutes

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

Some information about Hawaiian culture and mythology.

Positive Messages

As usual for Scooby-Doo stories, the tenets of teamwork and friendship are strong. The idea that "crime doesn't pay" gets some play. And there's a subtle pro-environmental, anti-corporate expansion message expressed.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Scooby and the gang work together as a team and each person brings their own strengths (though Shaggy brings mostly fear). Characters are pretty stereotypical (nerd, beauty, hunk, dork...).

Violence & Scariness

Tiny monsters seem to be terrorizing the small Hawaiian village with spears, axes, or spiked clubs and people act afraid of the spirits. Threats of human sacrifice. Cartoonish violence involving surfing accidents and near-falls off cliffs into lava and snakepits.

Sexy Stuff

While Velma stays in her tried-but-true classic uniform of the matching orange top and kneesocks, Daphne surfs in a bikini.

Language

Some subtly sexist language directed toward Daphne ("hot," "sweetie").

Consumerism

Scooby-Doo is part of a long-running and heavily marketed franchise.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this Scooby-Doo mystery includes the usual mild scares and peril kids expect from the franchise. Cartoonish violence, chase scenes, some near falls, and scary "monsters" abound. Daphne wears a revealing bikini and gets referred to as "hot," by a male colleague. In the end, teamwork saves the day.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 6 and 8 year old Written bywtgreene February 19, 2013

really good movie

really, really good movie! i watch it over and over again your child will love it i love it best movie
Adult Written byMatt The Pirate August 31, 2018

SURFS UP

Personally, I love the Island backdrop for this movie and the surfing contest having Daph shredding waves was the best. Pretty good story. It is overall one o... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byJoseph Rock March 8, 2012

Funny stuff!

This SD movie is HaHa funny! The jokes and scripts REALLY made me laugh!
Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 December 30, 2011

Good SD Movie

I liked this movie, but it seemed predictable who the culprit was. (Scooby-Doo is predictable, but it seemed more predictable). Still good, though. Some scenes... Continue reading

What's the story?

Scooby-Doo and the gang visit a Hawaiian village for a surfing contest. When they arrive, they learn that a local woman has been kidnapped by "Wiki-Tikis," small monsters with axes, spears, and clubs. Local lore speaks of a ruling "Wiki Tiki" who seemingly rumbles displeasure from the nearby volcano at any mention of "mainlanders" surfing or condominium development. Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne must work together to figure out who or what is behind "The Curse of the Wiki-Tiki."

Is it any good?

ALOHA, SCOOBY-DOO doesn't deviate from the tried-and-true, and fans will find everything they expect in this fun adventure. Anyone who has seen a Scooby-Doo episode or movie will be all-too-familiar with the formula that has made this franchise an enduring favorite.

Scooby and Shaggy provide comic relief at all the right times; Velma is filled with fun-facts about Hawaiian culture; and Fred and Daphne are their usual fearless selves. The plot does seems stretched out to fill the length of a movie when a simple episode would have been plenty of time to unravel the mystery du jour.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby worked together to solve the mystery. How did each of them individually work towards a solution, and how were each of their contributions necessary to figuring out "whodunnit"?

  • What messages about Hawaiian and mainland culture are expressed in this movie? What is the movie's stance on commercialism?

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