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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

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The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

Director:

Raja Gosnell

Writers:

William Hanna (characters) (as Hanna-Barbera Productions), Joseph Barbera (characters) (as Hanna-Barbera Productions) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Fred
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Daphne
Matthew Lillard ... Shaggy
Linda Cardellini ... Velma
Seth Green ... Patrick Wisely
Peter Boyle ... Old Man Wickles
Tim Blake Nelson ... Jacobo
Alicia Silverstone ... Heather
Neil Fanning ... Scooby-Doo (voice)
Pat O'Brien ... Self
Bill Meilen Bill Meilen ... Chauffeur
Zahf Paroo ... Ned
Chris Gauthier ... Daphne's Tattooed Fan #1 (as Christopher Gauthier)
Peter New ... Daphne's Tattooed Fan #2
Morgan Brayton ... Mullet Nerdette #1
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Storyline

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 enemies? Velma has a crush on the museum curator Patrick Wisely despite her fears of intimacy but why is he acting so suspicious? The Mystery Gang is hard pressed to succeed this time, since annoying television reporter Heather Jasper-Howe insists they are buffoons. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Doo the fright thing. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary action, rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Velma is sitting in the backseat of the van and her leather outfit makes a farting noise, the line, "That was my outfit, I swear," was an ad-lib by Linda Cardellini. See more »

Goofs

When the gang receives a fax on the results of the dinosaur scale, Velma takes it away from Shaggy and it appears that she is looking at one side of it. In the next shot the fax is turned the opposite way. See more »

Quotes

Scooby-Doo: [Scooby has become smart and Shaggy is a big jock] This Schwartzenagren oaf almost destroyed us.
Shaggy: Ha ha, go boom!
Scooby-Doo: Oh you are embarrasing.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end after all the credits roll, Scooby is shown in a creepy hall playing a "Scooby Doo" game on a Game Boy Advance. He then turns the game screen towards the camera, and says "Rook! Rodes!" (Look! Codes!), showing a cheat code for the game he was playing. See more »

Alternate Versions

Depending on the version one watches, there is product placement for either KFC or Burger King, when Scooby accidentally spills his milkshake onto the chauffeur and before that, he eats either a BK Whopper or a KFC Chicken Sandwich. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fear of Clowns (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Friends Forever
Written by Andy Sturmer
Produced by Andy Sturmer
Performed by Puffy AmiYumi
Courtesy of Epic Records Japan Inc.
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User Reviews

DOO THE RIGHT THING...
8 April 2004 | by psi_flaSee all my reviews

...and keep this franchise going if you must, Warner Bros., but save it for the kids.

Rating: ** (out of *****)

Let's all rejoin Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang as they try and solve yet another mystery, but with REAL monsters! On second thoughts - let's not.

There is life left in the film world for Scooby-Doo. Honestly, I'm not joking. I acknowledge that the sequel isn't actually that good (I avoided the first one on critical advice) but it would be churlish for me to say it is unbearable. In fact, it's actually watchable to an extent. It's great to look at, and I'll admit to getting a reasonable number of laughs from it.

But I still can't recommend the film. It's too childish, doesn't know whether to take itself seriously or not, and above all, is just far too disjointed. Someone should've told the director that the way to approach a film like this is to play it for laughs the whole way through, and have a story that will, in some way, reach out to adults. This is more playground fare than family entertainment. And, on top of all that, it has the wooden Freddie Prinze Jr. as the lead, although thankfully not much is expected of him, or anyone in the cast. Still, blink and you'll miss a wasted Tim Blake Nelson. (You won't miss the latest American Idol, though...)

This is one for the cartoon's audience, children or anyone who's really, really bored and just needs a bit of a laugh. I'm sure it'll really amuse the kids both at home and in the cinema (believe me, nothing will be lost to DVD), although I can't see many of the general public wanting to watch the whole thing again.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scooby 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,438,331, 28 March 2004

Gross USA:

$84,216,833

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,216,833
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