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Scooby-Doo and The Loch Ness Monster

By David Gurney, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Sure to please young fans of Scooby-Doo.

Movie NR 2004 74 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+


It didn't do it for me. I SHOULD have really liked the dark atmosphere and the Scottish theme ... but I just didn't like the extra characters and the story of Loch Ness is a bit stale. The butch version of Daphne, a cousin or sister or something probably should have worked, but it didn't for me. She wasn't fun and didn't add anything. Maybe I just need to watch this one again but my recollection is that it just didn't move the ball for me.
age 7+

A movie with a perfect legend perfectly done

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster, will surely entertain you, and when it showed up, it was done perfectly, and the sounds were also done perfectly, and the stereotypical Scottish settings fit perfectly, and comedy followed, and one time, they played a soundtrack similar to the Titanic theme when they feel like they failed, and later on, it turned out there was more than one "monster", which all of them were people in disguises, as well as robots.

Is It Any Good?

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This feature is a beefed up Scooby-Doo television episode, with very little to elevate it above that. It does an admirable job of introducing children to some of the more unique aspects of Scottish culture, including the dialect, traditional sporting competitions, and foods, without making the Scots appear to be too strange.

The longer length will make the film drag a bit for parents and older kids, who will quickly recognize the repetitious pattern of chaotic chases followed by analysis of clues. However, younger children who are fans of the show should have a fun time piecing together a slightly larger mystery with the gang.

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