Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 6+

Two franchises merge; fewer scares, more tie-ins.

NR 2016 75 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 4 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

An ok Lego film without a lot of violence

Neither great nor horrible. It's hard to find Lego movies without a lot of violence. This one has some scary scenes but it's not the non-stop action you see in other Lego films. I take this as a plus. Because it was a bit long for our 5 yo we split it up into two parts which also made it not as scary for him. Great fun Halloween time film if your kid is really into legos and you don't want too much violence. We let our 2yo sit in on the first 20minutes but finished the movie when they were napping.
age 4+

One of the weaker lego films

Usually, even at their worst, the lego movies are still usually entertaining, what with their self-aware humor and how they actually use the fact that the characters are made of lego for some very clever visual gags. Such is not the case here as while the film starts up with a few decent gags and forth wall jokes, the majority of it just feels like a typical Scooby Doo film, like there's no real reason to have the characters made of lego. Sometimes they take advantage of it, like a ton of instances involving characters' hair falling off (Which is only funny the first couple of times, by the way) and the beginning bit where the culprit's real face was on the other side of her head, but that's pretty much it. (Well, okay, there is a scene where Velma accidentally pries someone's head off. That got a chuckle out of me) Otherwise, they didn't take enough advantage of this. Shaggy's enjoyable as he normally is in these films and Velma gets some good lines too. Fred was pretty funny at first but then slowly deteriorated as the film progressed and he became a film director. After that, the jokes involving him became more worth of an eye-roll. On the whole, this had no reason to be a lego film and even as a Scooby Doo movie, there's nothing special about it. It's just a lengthened episode of the show.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a ghost and vampire
    Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate