Has any live-action adaptation of a cartoon ever been good? The promos I have seen for “Scooby Doo” have convinced me-- not that I needed to be persuaded-- to hold onto my $8.00 for something more worthwhile (I wouldn’t even pay $5.50 for the matinee showings).
I haven’t seen the movie, but I thought it would’ve been much cooler if Scooby Doo had been a 2D animated cartoon interacting with the live-action folks (like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Anything is better than that ratty-looking CGI monstrosity.
[hijack]All these poor renditions of fun things from my youth are making me depressed. What’s next? An insulting live-action Transformers? Oh wait, they already gave that the CGI treatment. [sigh] Nothing is sacred…[/hijack]
Even my 4-year old thinks it’ll be dumb. As for me, it jumped the shark on the very first commercial. Then I saw a trailer where apparantly Daphne is some kinda martial arts whiz, doing Hidden Dragon/Charlie’s Angels moves. That sealed it’s fate, as far as I’m concerned. When it comes out on TBS, I’ll watch it.
Is the supernatural menace in the Scooby movie real or fake? Lately, the new Scooby cartoons have been about real ghosts, real vampires, real aliens – whereas the old shows always, always revealed a guy with a mask.
So does the movie inherit the old cartoon’s skeptical fantasy, or does it chuck that into the trash?