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Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Mystery contains familiar elements, some scary moments.

Movie NR 2005 75 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+


I'll admit this is not my favorite Scooby movie. That said, the idea of having the gang do a mystery in Mexico was a good one and led to many cool moments. It's fun but the story is just so-so. Maybe I need to check it out a second time but I still don't think it will be one of my true faves.
age 5+

A Classic Free Weekend Treat

I’d highly recommend this for any Mexican culture education thingy for kids.

Is It Any Good?

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There really isn't anything new in SCOOBY DOO AND THE MONSTER OF MEXICO. For parents who grew up watching the cartoon in the '70s and '80s, all the familiar moments are there: Scooby says "Zoinks!," Shaggy has the munchies, the monster is really a bad guy wearing a costume, and the kids are "meddling." That being said, for those who enjoy this familiar formula, and enjoy playing along and trying to solve the mystery, there's much to like in this installment.

However, this film does have the feel of being padded, like it could have easily been 30 minutes instead of 75. Furthermore, the exploration into Mexican culture feels at times as if it borders dangerously close to stereotyping. Still, for fans of the Mystery Machine and her passengers, this comfortable and enjoyably familiar story will entertain.

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