The Scooby gang investigate a possible alien presence while exploring a moon base built by an eccentric billionaire celebrity.The Scooby gang investigate a possible alien presence while exploring a moon base built by an eccentric billionaire celebrity.The Scooby gang investigate a possible alien presence while exploring a moon base built by an eccentric billionaire celebrity.
** (out of 4)
A billionaire plans to take some experts into space but five "normal" people also get picked for the trip and sure enough it's Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Fred and Daphnie. Once up in space everything seems to be going as planned but soon they run into an evil alien.
The latest direct-to-video Scooby-Doo movie is yet another very disappointing one. Even though it pays homage to ALIEN, THE RIGHT STUFF and even E.T., the overall feel is just downright flat and boring. By the twenty-minute mark things were already moving at a snail's pace and sadly things never really picked up despite some great animation. There's no question that the screenplay is to blame here as we're really not given anything funny, mysterious or even remotely fun.
This includes a very predictable screenplay that opens with Daphnie failing a driver's test and you know this here is just setting up a certain ending. Even worse is that the alien itself really isn't all that entertaining and I'd argue that the design wasn't all that impressive. Another problem with the film is that the jokes are all rather lame and especially the stuff dealing with Fred putting his foot into his mouth when it comes to two elderly men on the spaceship.
All in all, SCOOBY-DOO! MOON MONSTER MADNESS is a real letdown that has very little going for it.
- May 3, 2015