Scooby Doo 2: Monsters UnleashedMarch 26, 2004
Mystery Inc. must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.
Release Year: 2004
Rating: 4.7/10 (15,077 voted)
Critic's Score: 34/100
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard
When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains: Black Knight Ghost, Pterodactyl Ghost and Tar Monster. Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist Jonathan Jacobo has returned and is trying to recreate their deadliest foes? Velma has a crush on the hunk / museum curator Patrick Wisely but why is he acting so suspicious? The Mystery Gang is hard pressed to succeed this time, since pesky TV reporter Heather Jasper-Howe insists they are buffoons.
Writers: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Old Man Wickles
Tim Blake Nelson
Daphne's Tattooed Fan #1
(as Christopher Gauthier)
Daphne's Tattooed Fan #2
Mullet Nerdette #1
They came. They saw. They ran.
Release Date: 26 March 2004
Filming Locations: Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada
Opening Weekend: $29,438,331
(28 March 2004)
(15 August 2004)
Did You Know?
During filming outside the Vancouver Art Museum a boom camera zooming into the Mystery Machine after its arrival crashed into the back end of the vehicle, denting it and breaking the lens.
During the fight between the Black Knight and Daphne in Wickles Mansion, Daphne's shoes change. They start of as high heels, then they change to being flat and then with a slight heel all during the fight sequence.
They're cheering for us again.
I always thought that was the best thing in the world. I guess I found something a bit better.
Funny and Comical Live Animation
What makes this movie delightful is the ability of the direction and live
actors to capture the essence of the animated action found in the original
cartoon series. A number of the scenes appear to be lifted straight out of
the cartoon series like where Scooby Doo and Shaggy are prowling around in a
house and you find them carrying each other just as in the cartoon version.
There are a number of such scenes that really hit the animated button and is
a treat to actually see it transferred onto the large screen with real
actors. Though not perfect, this movie has its obvious flaws where some
scenes are so overboard that it detracts from the flow of the movie and in
some places it drags abit. But overall, the tone, flavor of the movie, even
the flairs of emotional drama and simple moral and juvenile dilemmas that
the cast face about being a nerd, being cool, being loved add an enhanced
quality to this movie targeted towards children (except for the obnoxious
product placement at the beginning of the movie). Seven out of ten