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|Scooby-Doo And the Alien Invaders|
Actors: Scott Innes, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward, Jeff Bennett
Director: Jim Stenstrum
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
Get Ready for Close Encounters of the Scooby Kind! A cosmic case of UFOs, intergalactic intrigue and out-of-this-world romance launches Scooby, Shaggy and the Mystery, Inc. kids into their most unearthly adventure ever! St... more »
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Bruce Rux | Aurora, CO | 02/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You wouldn't think anyone could come up with anything new for Scooby Doo, but amazingly, the movies released in the last few years have done just that, and been pretty good.Scooby Doo and the Alien Invaders is brilliantly made to appeal to adults, in ways children won't catch. For instance, there's a very subtle visual indication at the beginning of the movie that Fred and Daphne are actually sleeping together, but it's so mild no kid could possibly realize it. Velma's closing line has a similar bit of business that will have adults laughing out loud, but no one under high-school age would even notice. There's a calculated cutaway from a scene where a character describes his supposed alien abduction, exactly when it is obvious (to an adult) he is discussing - er, a "delicate" personal probe.Funniest of all, though, is Shaggy and Scooby simultaneously falling in love - with a cute '60s hippie chick, and her dog. Shaggy shaves his trademark scraz, combs his hair, and actually dresses up. He sings a wonderful love-fantasy song that expertly parodies Sonny and Cher's "I Got You, Babe," which will definitely have you laughing yourself off your chair if you've ever been a fan of either Scooby Doo characters or 1960's music. It's just very funny.Following the lead of other recent Scooby movies, the gang find themselves up against not only the usual crooks in masks, but actual aliens as well, all in pretty clever style. And, just as former entries in this cartoon movie series have included vocals by recognized artists, Jennifer Love Hewitt gets into this one's act by singing the theme song. This one isn't quite as good as Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost, but it's well worth watching - especially for the adults, but kids will love it too."
Not Scooby's Best Work
Sean Ares Hirsch | 11/18/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is not one of Scooby's better movies. Some of the images are fine, and there are some comical moments. The crime itself makes sense, and the actions of the criminals are interesting. But those are the only real good things I can say about this. Unlike "Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost," or "Scooby Doo On Zombie Island," the plot is quite thin. The misleads are not well placed; the actual criminals are a bit too obvious; and the presence of the real alien in my opinion does not really fit. Young children may like this, but unlike "Scooby Doo and the Witch's ghost," or "Scooby Doo On Zombie Island," this will probably have a young cut off age."
Not quite classic Scooby, but pretty good nonetheless...
Jason Hurd | Gordon, NE United States | 01/29/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If I HAD to pick out one of the newer Scooby flicks to buy, I'd have to pick Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders. I really don't like the trend in the new Scooby movies in which the monsters are "real". (i.e. Witch's Ghost, Zombie Island, etc.) Part of what made Scooby-Doo kiddie fare (in my opinion) was the fact that the monsters, ghosts, werewolves, were never "real" and could always be explained. This is MOSTLY the case in Invaders. This movie... well... I don't want to reveal the end because that would spoil the surprise... but it's a good combination of the new and the old.Ahem.As a stand-alone cartoon, I probably would have rated it 4 stars. As a Scooby cartoon, I had to drop it down to 3. (Well, maybe 3 and a half...) Unnecessary changes to the Mystery Machine and the gang's wardrobe made it a bit distracting. And I'm probably being too picky on the next bit, but surely they could have found some people to do a little better version of the classic Scooby characters voices - at least in the case of Scooby and Shaggy. (Where's Matthew Lillard when you need him?)If you think you can get past slightly different voices (well, actually, Fred's the same), a few wardrobe changes, and a mini-vanned version of the Mystery Machine, you may enjoy this movie immensely. It has just enough classic Scooby to be appealing, has a pretty cool "beefed-up" version of the original Scooby theme, good development of the actual mystery, and a genuinely surprising twist at the end."
Close Encounters with Scooby
Emily R. Jarrell | Newport News, VA United States | 10/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Really cute movie full of interesting characters including flying saucer buffs, secretive scientists, and less than friendly aliens. I was really pleased with this movie, and so glad I bought it! So far I have been happy with all of his recent movies, Zombie Island, Witches Ghost and this."