A spate of bad reviews (and a rather unconvincing computer-generated Scooby) weren’t enough to keep family audiences away—the film took in more than a quarter billion dollars in global ticket sales and spawned an equally bad sequel. Among the young actors playing the famous “meddling kids,” Matthew Lillard garnered the most praise for his portrayal of uber-slacker Shaggy (a role that once had the interest of Mike Meyers).
WHAT OTHERS SAID:
“It’s difficult to pay homage to bad television let alone bad television oblivious to its own subversion. … Not only are the best parts of the old TV show gone (remember the pot-stoked, synchronized group running?), Chris Columbus protégé Raja Gosnell directs the film as if it were Britney Spears’s worst CGI nightmare.”
— Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine, June 11, 2002
ROTTEN TOMATOES RATING: 30%
Next The Avengers