I don't really care for the WNSD movies either. I think WNSD worked best as 22 minute episodes and not 72 minute movies.
Yeah, I remember, I enjoyed "Legend of the Vampire" and "Monster of Mexico" because they were different from WNSD, presented resembling "Scooby-Doo Where Are You" with the old animation style, voices, sound effects and remaking the old music. When Joe Sichta replaced Scott Jeralds as director for the movies in 2004 with "Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster," he decided to retool them just to be 72-minute episodes of WNSD. That was a bad move; they should've kept Scott Jeralds' idea of the "retro" format (he also used it on "Krypto the Superdog" and "Tom & Jerry: Shiver Me Whislers," though the latter was to instead sound and act like a classic MGM cartoon instead of Hanna-Barbera.)
As for "Arabian Nights," I am thinking it would've been better if Yakko, Wakko and Dot took Shaggy and Scooby's place in the movie, as they would probably have fit better with it (Wakko loves to eat as well.) But then we'd need more Animaniacs or Tiny Toons characters to replace Yogi, Boo-Boo and Magilla Gorilla (maybe Buster and Babs Bunny as the genies?)
Arabian Nights - it's just not even a Scooby movie so it takes my all time worst slot
Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood - I don't like egotistical stars with inflated egos, so a feature that turns characters I love into them receives extreme hatred from me. Give me a mystery and not this stuff.
Boo Brothers - this one probably takes third worst, though I don't care for any of the Scrappy movies.
Basically, I like the newer movies over any of the ones made when I was kid.
Everyone's experiences and likes are definitely different, and it changes individual lists completely.
I didn't care for the Live Action DTV movies (enjoyed and own the theatrical live actions though), but I can watch them if they're on tv. I didn't care particularly for the singing numbers in Music of the Vampire, but I found the mystery lots of fun despite the villian being highly predictable. Loved the conversation where Shaggy realized that all the monsters and sewers were just a blur and some of the other humor in it.
Growing up during the Scrappy years, I really can't stand him. I've tried to get past it, but I just can't. I've been a big fan of Fred and Velma all my life, and I hated having series or movies without the complete gang present. It bothered me as a kid, and it bothers me now. One of the reasons that I love SDMI so much is the focus on the bonds of friendship between the whole gang rather than only concentrating on Scooby and Shaggy (or annoying insert characters). That's why I don't enjoy the Scrappy flicks. They come with a huge side dressing of nerd rage for me. Boo Bros probably gets it a bit worse because Stooge humor didn't transcend to adulthood for me. Ghoul School would be the most bearable for the diversity of the girls and the nods to the traditional Universal monsters.
Regarding the criticism on "Arabian nights," I felt like sharing my YouTube Poop on the movie, which has gotten many views and praise since it was uploaded in 2009 (many of the views come from people who didn't see the movie and decided to check out my poop, and have agreed it's a bad film!) Here are the three parts...
I think CB, you mean loathed, to laud something is to praise it. buit i get what you meant.
You are correct, Universally Loathed indeed. The sheer thought that people are going to click on these links to view the videos and waste valuable internet bandwidth that could otherwise go towards more Google Ads for Canadian Pharmacies is disheartening.