Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood full movie review - Shameless Cash Grab
The Plot to any scooby doo movie is simple, there is a mystery and the gang solve it in the last few minutes in a monster of the week style.
The mystery here is that a movie studio seems to be haunted and classical horror monsters like the mummy and Dracula pop up and scare the staff away. The Twist is that everything is awesome, everything is cool when you're part of a team! (ok so everything is lego but I just couldn't resist)
Plot is simple, graphics are beautiful.... that's about all that's good here, the characters could have been any random group as they had no distinct personality let alone the personality of the beloved Scooby doo and the mystery Inc gang! When your stars get out shined by a random person in the movie who you won't see again (Drella Diabolique voiced by Cassandra Peterson) even though Shaggy AND Scooby are both standing right there then you know you have a problem!
Another big issue is the writing, breaking the fourth wall and going meta in a heavily processed way (yeah found footage movies are sooooo in! add that to the movie!) mocking the old show (pft, catch phrases! using shaggy and scooby as live bait because they'll do it for a scooby snack,,,etc) and reminding us over and over this is a movie... as if it's saying hey don't be too hard us, it's all fun and games...
The Mystery Inc. Gang was never mean spirited, they did not place Shaggy and Scooby in danger on purpose so they'd be live bait (and actually told them that's their function in the team, to be live bait).
The one smart thing here is the use of legos in the world to their advantage but the same joke is used again and again in the movie so after the 1st time it's already worn out (taking their hair off and throwing it as a weapon!).
Not sure who this is made for, It's Banking on the fact that you saw the original so not small kids. too simple for adults that grew up with the show. My guess it was made for people who eat legos, they'd probably like it.....
over all it's harmless so if you have little kids,,, show them something from the original first then take them to see this! Don't let this one be their first Scooby movie!