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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun Scooby reboot has goofy hijinks, scenes of peril.

Movie PG 2020 94 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 52 parent reviews

age 7+

A bit elaborate but hits the right moments

An unexpected lighthearted film that has fun jokes and an interesting storyline. The whole "I thought we were best friends" thing gets a little tired, and I wish that they would have spent a bit more time with the Mystery Machine gang as kids, but it is still a fun ride. The film has heart and it is still fun to see Scooby and Shaggy run away from ghosts. The ending is a bit trite, but the sentimentality is spot on.
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This animated reboot of the classic cartoon franchise helps bring the goofy Scooby gang to a new generation of kids who will enjoy the shenanigans of these "meddling kids'" and their talking dog. The characters have managed to entertain young viewers for five decades and counting, and kids will definitely still get a kick out of their silly but also dangerous adventures. This time around, Shaggy and Scooby get help from the in-over-his-head Blue Falcon (actually, it's the Blue Falcon's son, Brian, who's dealing with a severe case of imposter syndrome), and his two capable sidekicks, Dynomutt and Dee Dee (Kiersey Clemons), who are far more effective than Brian.

Scoob! has a bunch of jokes clearly aimed at parents that will likely go over kids' heads -- even some meta ones about how Scooby got his name and why Shaggy talks like a middle-aged person's idea of a young California hippie. There's also the requisite bathroom humor, including a moment when a pterodactyl unloads a huge poop while the Scooby gang is running around (just watch). Tracy Morgan also deserves a shout-out for voicing Captain Caveman, a prehistoric man the gang encounters in their quest to defeat Dick Dastardly. It's unclear whether Scoob! will lead to more movies, but it's entertaining enough to teach little kids to appreciate the franchise -- and when to say "Zoinks!"

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