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Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun live-action flick is too scary, mature for young kids.

Movie PG 2011 85 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

A very bad spin-off of Scooby-Doo

age 8+

Terrible movie.

Terrible movie. Instead of solving a mystery, the characters focused more on dating.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (11 ):

CGI truly is a modern marvel to make movies like this a possibility, seamlessly blending live and generated images into a nearly believable visual experience. Unfortunately for this movie, though, this conjured reality makes for much scarier content throughout, so despite its ties to cartoons young kids might be watching, it's not a good option for them.

What's more, the subplot revolving around budding love between Fred and Daphne and Shaggy and Velma raises some content that's not really suitable even for young tweens. Fred and Daphne are misled about each other's commitment to their relationship, and their uncertainty confuses Shaggy, who turns to them for guidance about his own feelings for Velma. All is not lost, however, since the friends take a mature approach to the inevitable resolution at the show's end and prove that they value their friendship above everything else.

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