Movies: Scooby-Doo

Directed by Raja Gosnell

If nothing else, Scooby-Doo reconfirms Andy Warhol's genius; it's hard to artfully recontextualize trash. This movie will make any adults it drags in wonder why they ever liked this dumb cartoon. Meanwhile, all it has to offer the intended audience, children and the stoned, are bits such as an extended Shaggy-vs.-Scooby gas-passing contest. The cast does great impressions of the original cartoon characters, and the computer-generated Scooby is convincing, but it turns out that what we liked about Scooby-Doo in the first place was that nobody was trying. --By Joel Stein


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