Scooby Doo Where Are You?!….Family Movie Review

Children of the 70's know exactly what it meant to hear, “Scooby, Scooby Doo, Where are You?….” We knew it was time to get ready for an adventure. For most of us that meant begging to sit in front of the television on Saturday morning while our favorite Great Dane and friends solved a mystery. It's hard to believe that the original Scooby Doo first aired in 1969 and ended in 1970 after just three seasons.

Thinking back this is probably where most of us developed our love for mysteries and sci-fi adventures. We always knew that the each movie mystery episode would result in a gasp as the criminal was unmasked before going to jail.

As a family we gathered in the backyard for family movie night. Everyone was excited to see what the newest Scooby Doo movie would unveil. How would we feel watching an updated Scooby Doo? Would it elicit warm feelings or would the new voices annoy us?

Scoob is a generational family movie for children, parents and grandparents to enjoy. It took us back generations to Dick Dastardly and even Captain Caveman.  Our virtual backyard movie outing was lots of fun equipped with popcorn, snacks and tasty drinks.  It was absolutely thrilling to see Scooby Doo getting his dog tag from Shaggy.   None of us actually knew how the pair met and what happened to make their bond so strong.  The movie takes from a normal crime solving introduction into the throws of Scooby the super hero.  

Scooby Scooby Doo  Movie 2020 backyard family movie night
Tomika Bryant | Life in Pumps Popcorn, Nothing Bundt Cakes (Collegeville) and Kombucha

What the Real Scooby Doo Fans Thought

My teenage daughter has watched every episode of Scooby Doo numerous times and can recite the words to her favorite episodes. I was excited for her when I saw that Scooby Doo would return this year. She however was not excited to learn that Shaggy, had a new voice. She had lots to say both good and bad as we watched. Turns out it was not a favorite for her.

Alternatively, my niece age 24, cried as it brought back nostalgic feelings from her childhood. “It truly showed the love between Shaggy and Scooby Doo”, which she feels are the most important characters. I remember searching stores for a Scooby Doo costume that she loved for Halloween.

The rest of us enjoyed the movie we did lots of laughing, heckling, and talking to the screen but at the end realized that it was for the “newer” Scooby Doo fans. We did however enjoy the family fun activity pack and loved viewing it at home.

What Makes Scoob a Great Family Movie?

Scoob is the perfect family movie to watch as it definitely gave us something to talk about afterwards.  One common theme in “Scoob” is friendship.  For teenagers, the word friend has a different meaning and they often use it very loosely.  For me, I have people in my life that I’ve call friend since elementary school.  That even in the midst of my largest problems, I know I can call them in an instant.  We don't have to touch base daily but a quick phone call gets us back on track. “Scoob” was a great example of true friendship and why it's important. This pair was not the only example of important relationships. The Mystery Machine crew received a lesson when they thought pushing Scooby Doo and Shaggy out based on the advice of Simon Cowell was a good idea. The only people that need you to understand your friendship is you.

A huge part of friendship is being honest and sacrificing your time and your self regardless of the situation.   

Who’s the Scoob in your life?

“SCOOB!” is available for a 48-hour rental via Premium Video On Demand for $19.99, or premium digital ownership for $24.99,(prices listed SRP). The title is available on participating digital platforms. For more details, please visit https://www.watchscoob.com to order your copy now.

Welcome to my home on the web... I’m Tomika, the thought leader behind Life in Pumps. I love all things fashion, fun & travel! I’m a wife and mother of two very active teenagers. I'm a social butterfly and passionate about advocating for breast cancer disparities and the benefits of organics. Follow along as I believe life is more fun when you actually live it!

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