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Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Cartoon violence, monster imagery in tired Scooby mystery.

Movie NR 2021 76 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Great for kids!!! My daughter loved it!
age 18+

THello

It’s not for kid’s

Is It Any Good?

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It's almost impressive to create a Scooby mystery that's more preposterous than the rest, and Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob manages to do just that. One would have to go back to the days when Scooby and the gang were hanging out with the guys in Kiss to find anything as ridiculous as this movie. The whole thing reeks of laziness, something churned out and thrown together, and it's not hard to pick up on the fact that the creators of this movie seem to know this. While this is Scooby, Shaggy, and the others solving a mystery in the days of King Arthur, everything about the story is a little too convenient. The creators of this are in on the joke, and they really, really want you to be in on the joke as well, even if the jokes revolving around the many well-known Scooby-Doo tropes aren't especially funny by this point.

The best thing that can be said about this is that Daphne is given the chance to be heroic. She takes on the Knights of the Round Table in sword fights, bow and arrow contests, and jousting, among other battles she wouldn't have been allowed to fight not that long ago, due to outdated gender roles and all. It's the only stand-out aspect to what's otherwise a stock, paint-by-numbers Scooby mystery. Even the animation looks cheap. The explanations at the end for "what really happened" defy even the basic logic of the Scooby-Doo universe, and there's a glibness to it that comes across as insulting to the audience. Overall, it's a slapdash movie that's an okay choice for a rainy day, but families are better off checking out the classic TV series.

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