Parents' Guide to

Daphne & Velma

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Live-action tale about high school besties has peril.

Movie G 2018 72 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 7+

I loved it.

Great soundtrack. A few teen movie cliches can’t change the sweet vibe and excellent takedown of social media ranking that the story brings. Girl power! More daphne and MORE VELMA!
age 5+

Fairly innocent but plot is lame

The plot makes very little sense and the acting is hokey. But it is pretty innocent for kids. There are a few things that weren't mentioned in the "sexy stuff" category. One boy refers to himself as "hunky." The principal's "Alexa-type" machine erroneously posts her "bikini pics" to the internet, though the pics are not shown. I'm only halfway through this movie so far with my kids, and overall it's pretty cheesy. There are a lot of good things about it, too. My kids are liking it and they are 5,8 and 10. They do say it's a little scary/creepy. But they watch Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings and Narnia with no issues, so I'm actually a little surprised they find it scary. I'm sure they'll be fine.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The Two Sarahs (Jeffery and Gilman) as Daphne and Velma give it their all as their early friendship is introduced, but a routine story, cheesy effects, and subpar writing let them down. Daphne's character has had some updates from the version Scooby-Doo fans are used to, and the story isn't as goofy without Shaggy and Scooby's comic relief. As with many franchises, film companies and toy manufacturers are hoping to increase their fan base with as many platforms as possible. Thus Daphne & Velma is intended for fans of high school hijinks. Unless the minds behind the plan can come up with fresher material and richer leading characters that are truly inspired by their cartoon spirits, it's doubtful that this concept is going to work. It's OK, but the original Scooby tales are better.

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