Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders

Movie review by
Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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"Those meddling kids" encounter brief alien scares.
  • NR
  • 2005
  • 70 minutes

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 5 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

Kids will learn a little about how scientists search for alien life -- and how unglamorous it is to sit listening to static all day.

Positive Messages

Like all Scooby-Doo adventures there's value placed in getting to the bottom of every mystery and bringing wrongdoers to justice.

Positive Role Models

The gang helps out a small town living in fear of aliens. Les, the stereotypical crazy old man no one listens to, takes Scooby-Doo and friends in when they are stranded. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo gorge themselves on food in the diner.

Violence & Scariness

Scooby-Doo and Shaggy think they are abducted by aliens. Wires are hooked up to their heads on a ship and they're told that they will be released after a physical examination. They're chased around with something that looks like a Taser, and then they pass out and wake up in the desert. Another character claims that aliens experimented on him, and there's talk of cattle vanishing outside of town. Government workers draw guns but don't fire. Fred, Velma, and Daphne are caught in a net suspended over a big drop. More chases at different times: through the desert at night and with bulldozers in a cave.

Sexy Stuff

Some kisses between Shaggy and Crystal.


One "shut it!"

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders is exactly what you'd expect from a Scooby-Doo movie with some mild scares and madcap chase scenes. One scene stands out where Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are supposedly abducted and told that they will be released after a physical exam; they're chased about with a Taser, then wake up in the middle of the desert. Also expect the usual overeating where Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are concerned -- one time Shaggy even eats a whole plate of food that's fallen on the floor in a few seconds.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBethany R. November 13, 2018
Adult Written byMatt The Pirate August 31, 2018


This one really works. Good story with just the right twists. Shaggy and Scooby have their eye on a couple of hotties and for good reason. I liked the romanc... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byTawse2003 January 16, 2021
Kid, 12 years old May 24, 2013

You will love this movie!

This movie came out in the year I was born so I recommend it because it is not scary like some of the Scooby Doo movies. Families will in-joy this movie.

What's the story?

Driving through the desert, a wind storm kicks up enough dust that Shaggy doesn't see a "Keep out. Government" sign. The bumpy road causes the Mystery Machine to break down outside a small town and Shaggy and Scooby decide to stay with the van while the others hike in for help. Fighting over the last Scooby snack, it drops in front of a jackalope who takes off running. They're so distracted they don't see two aliens sneak up behind them -- a fright that sends them running right into town and into the local diner for a feast. At the diner they find out that the whole town is scared of the aliens. A slightly crazy local tells them he's even been experimented on. And just visible from the diner window: a government station with big satellite dishes looking for alien life forms. Time for the gang to investigate.

Is it any good?

You get what you expect from this Scooby-Doo adventure. "Those meddling kids" get to the bottom of what's plaguing a small town. As a fun extra, you get Shaggy in love with a mysterious and groovy girl who's brought the perfect lady friend for Scooby-Doo. Shaggy's dream sequence love song is pretty corny, but in a fun way. There's another forgettable song thrown in too, getting the run time up to feature-length status.

Kids may be weirded out by the idea of alien abduction (though it's not as harrowing as it sounds), but it's just another day's work for Scooby-Doo and the gang.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about aliens. Do you think we're alone in the universe? And do you think searching for life is as dull as the scientists in this movie make it out to be?

  • What's your favorite movie or book about aliens? Do you like the friendly E.T. variety or the invading sort?

Movie details

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For kids who love aliens and animation

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