Why I’m Excited For The Scooby-Doo Reboot

While I’m sitting here writing this, I’m listening to the soundtrack for the original Scooby-Doo movie. Why? Because this announcement about a reboot has me jazzed for more live action Scooby. Now yes, I was psyched about the animated movie. Don’t get me wrong. But I think a live action Scooby film made today could be really awesome. This is the perfect opportunity to fix many of the mistakes made by the previous films. Technology wasn’t quite where it needed to be to make a Scooby-Doo movie back in the early 2000’s{evident by it’s terrible CGI}. You can get away with so much more nowadays. This movie, if done right, could be amazing. Imagine a live action movie similar in tone to Zombie Island. That’s what I’m hoping this movie will be.

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CGI: CGI has come a long way since the original movie. I don’t think the CGI in those films hold up at all. I have always found the CG Scooby to be rather bland. However, a Scooby that doesn’t look totally fake can easily be pulled off today. Some good examples of this are the recent Planet of the Apes movies and Rocket Raccoon in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Actually, I think a mixture of CGI and practical effects would be perfect, especially for the villains..

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Tone & Plot: This is a tough one, because they can either go the family friendly route, or go a little bit darker and a little more serious. Obviously you can’t go too dark with Scooby-Doo. But they should at least attempt to make it a little more scary. The original Scooby-Doo cartoons had that creepy feel to it that the movies never even bothered to capture. Zombie Island did it best. While I mentioned in the first paragraph that I want something similar to Zombie Island, I don’t want them to adapt that particular story{at least not at first}. It would feel like retreading on the 2002 film, which borrowed certain plot elements from Zombie Island. And no toilet humor please. NO TOILET HUMOR!!

There’s also the question of using real monsters or not. Since the previous four films used real monsters, I would like them to come up with a clever take on the guy in the mask routine.

And while we’re at it, let’s get some classic rock songs in here like Scooby-Doom! Suggested in his article from earlier this year.

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Casting: I don’t really have any casting ideas to be honest. It’s really going to be hard to replace Mathew Lillard. But me and Scooby-Doom! were discussing how Velma was Asian in the TV movies. I’d be completely okay if they decided to go a similar direction in the new movie. Also, It won’t bother me if Fred has black hair. They just gotta cast someone who looks the part{do we really want a repeat of this?}.

It’s a exciting time for Scooby fans with a new movie{and series} coming. Yes, I am disappointed that the animated film truly may not be happening But I’m going to keep an open mind on this reboot. I think there’s a much better chance that we’ll get a better movie this time around.

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    "Scooby-Doo: Frankencreepy" out August 19, 2014.
    AMAZON - http://smile.amazon.com/Scooby-Doo-Frankencreepy-Mfv-Blu-ray-Various/dp/B00ISZNBCI/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1403331823&sr=1-2&keywords=scooby+doo

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    I'm not that excited about a live action reboot. I think/want to see a good quality animated film. I don't believe that live action can really capture the essence of the show. SDMI did such a great job I would love to see something more along those lines. Both in tone and art.

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    The imdb is listing this:
    Freak Out Scooby-Doo! (2015)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3787744/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_22

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    Yeah, imdb has it listed as a TV movie. The usual voice actors Re attached. I wonder if it's something different or just another dtv release. Or one of the DVDs with 1 new epidode. Interesting. They are doing a big panel at comic con this year and mindy Cohn is going for the first time. We should get answers then.

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