Review: The new Scooby-Doo: Franken Creepy!
-by Megan Milo
The new Scooby-Doo: Franken Creepy! movie is out and turning heads. In an almost alternate universe, the gang is all whacked out of sorts. Daphne has a “bad hair day”, Shaggy goes towards the danger, Scooby isn’t hungry, Velma believes monsters are real, Fred’s Mystery Machine is gone and he can’t seem to forget it… like at all… repeatedly… in lots of exploding flashbacks. With quickly spliced flashes of scenes, we see the whole gang travel to Transylvania to find out what happened to Velma’s monster-creating ancestors; the Dr. Von Dinkenstein’s. When Velma is driven insane by a magical hypnosis wheel while attempting to revive her great-great-uncle’s monster, it’s up to everyone else to save the town and themselves from her crazy wrath. In the midst of Fred losing his Mystery Machine, the girl’s new outfits, and the boy’s new appetite’s, we have a psycho monster to worry about. When the hypnotic wheel is reversed, the gang is back up on their high horses/carriage (watch the film and you’ll get the reference) and ready to un-mask the evildoers. This is a classic Scooby-Doo cartoon that manages to bring all things full circle, beginning to end. Plenty of suspense, diversity, old characters, and crazy old towns. Scooby-Doo manages to make fun of itself and will leave you giggling like a child. Great flick to get your kids back into cartoons!
7/10 pencils, would recommend.