Post by dangerpronek on Feb 6, 2015 0:32:07 GMT -5
I feel I can be much better at reviewing if I am able to say a little more without fearing that I'll slip a spoiler so if you aren't afraid of hearing a little about the movie I promise I'm not going to reveal the "bad guy" for you!
Personally I would rate this movie with 3 stars.
It was surprisingly very disappointing in comparison to Frankencreepy.
Velma and Daphne argue throughout the entire movie and it was really out of sorts sometimes. Some of the arguing was appropriate for their personalities. Like Velma feeling sad and angry when Daphne scored higher on the test. In reality Velma would be hurt. We all know how she loves to be the genius she is. <3
I liked the tid bit of Velma and the celebrity reporter romance. He was a sincerely sweet guy to Velma and I kind of wish she would have showed more of an interest in him because he sorta reminded me of Beau from Zombie Island! Sadly I know not to hope for much because we all know few characters actually reappear :/
I'm just not a fan of the movies where they guest stars or other characters are in it just as much as the gang. The gang were barely together at all and didn't really act like themselves in some parts.
Similar to the repeated scenes of the MM blowing up in Frankencreepy, a character does an annoying sound effect repeatedly in the movie.
There was almost too many characters in this movie. You could never focus on just one before they flipped over to the others and then back to another. Which was annoying to me.
I have to stop here for now but I might add on later! Hope this was helpful. I'm not very good at these.
I think it dragged quite a bit through the middle of the film, but a little more focus could have been put on the capture and unmasking (only an hour into a movie that didn't really get going until 15 minutes in), with less focus on the closing plotline. I think a 3-star rating is warranted, although I'd make that a higher 3, since we've been spoiled with good features over the last 5 years. The Daphne-Velma feud went waaaaay too far and long, but at least it did serve as a piece of the greater plot. Despite Shaggy and Scooby being featured more (compared to the rest of the gang) in the movie, I can't help but think they contributed so little in terms of story development. Honestly, I think the Fred/astronaut portion of the movie was the most well-rounded storyline.
Frankly, the flow of the movie might have bothered me most. The driving test cold open was a little too standalone for me, like another quick scene relevant to the remainder of the story could have been added on before the credits. I also don't really like the lack of a build-up to the expedition. We see Daphne trying to get her license, then they're going to space, like it's just no big deal. I already mentioned the poor pacing in the second half. Finally, what was with the credit roll? The music, the visuals, NONE of it had ANYTHING to do with the rest of the story. You'd think it would follow the space motif of the open.
Compared to previous features, I wasn't eager to immediately rewatch this movie, which might be the best barometer of my opinion of 'Moon Monster Madness'. Again, I'll give it a high 3, but it's easily the weakest offering since 'Music of the Vampire', but this might be worse since 'Vampire' only really suffered because of the musical aspect. I said it once, and I'll say it again; I think the film series is falling back into a dark period of poorer-quality product, akin to the 'What's New' era, after 'Cyber Chase' and before 'Abracadabra Doo'. It's a shame, but hopefully the downswing doesn't last as long as the previous time.
thanks for your reviews guys. not every film Scooby is in is great - see the lengthy comments and Arabian Kingts or Goblin King. but despite this films shortcomings, i'd say it ranks higher than say Scooby goes Hollywood.
Watched it last night. Well, it was either my bad mood, or it wasn't as good as I expected. As a plot, it was perfectly done, but small issues like: 1. The awkward pauses, same as Frankencreepy - little too much and tiring 2. The intro - it looked so similar to Alien Invaders. 3. Credits - what was up with that?! I guess it was a reference to the sound quality at Sly Baron's base, in the music room, where they met Hadson. 4. I don't really fancy movies where the villain is caught and in the remaining minutes (at least 15 to 20), the gang has to find a way to save themselves. That happened in Legend of the Phantosaur too. 5. Yes, the opening scene felt totally out of place with the rest of the movie, but it was referenced when Daphne was asked to drive the spaceship.
However, I did like that we heard Kevin Michael Richardson (U-Boat), his voice is so distinctive that I really like it! And OMG, the song he did!! I also liked the reference to the lights on their shoulders when Scooby and Shaggy first see the alien, and the lights go red!! Must have been the funniest scene of the movie! The fight between Velma and Daphne was out of place too sometimes, but it added the drama in the movie. I didn't really mind it. I thought it was about time Velma stopped being the nerd and be equal to Daphne - but I still love her nature! I loved how Shaggy and Scooby did when they got outside, on the moon. How they danced, they jumped in the air and exchanged the chest bump, and Shaggy saying "One small step for a dog..." -> fave line!
Overall, a pretty interesting movie, almost as good as Frakencreepy, with the exception of the long tiring scenes and awkward pauses. But again, I'm guessing it was just my mood that influenced my review, so I'll watch it again next week.
Post by SpiderScooby on Feb 9, 2015 5:33:50 GMT -5
I was a little underwhelmed. I liked it, but it's pretty forgettab;e. The movie takes awhile to get going, and it never really picks up from there. Also the jokes were only funny the first 3 or 4 times.
Post by Matt_the_miner_49er on Feb 10, 2015 13:51:46 GMT -5
Well it seems you guys have confirmed some of my feaRs. I won't get to watch until Wednesday so I'll reserve judgement. In the previews I thought the monster looked awesome but everything else, and the short period between the last movie, had me skeptical that this would be a knockout
Post by whataboutscrappy15 on May 12, 2015 12:51:16 GMT -5
yeah I admit some scenes felt boring but I actually enjoyed a lot of the new characters including U-boat seriously I hope they add him in another Scooby film
one REAL gripe I have with the film is the villains motive behind the terror , it just felt weak and lame and im still wondering how shaggy managed to get a better nasa test result than velma hmmm maybe videogames
Post by shaggyfan86 on Aug 24, 2015 13:13:30 GMT -5
I finally saw the film, well I liked it better than the kiss film honestly. Yah, it was over crowded, daph driving test subplot made no sense cuz in the series we were in she knew how to drive right? How old are these guy's in tho film? You have to be around 15 trying to get your drivers licenses right? Aren't they out of school by now?
Over all, the plots were a hit and miss. I enjoyed shaggy and scooby's parts in this film and loved how shaggy got the highest score
+ Bioshock games references - moonbase look, art déco, retro ambient music, end credits.
+ Moonwalk scene - Strauss's "Blue Danube" and these red lights when Shaggy and Scooby encounter the alien for the first time (hilarious XD).
+ Velma's childhood photos (small thing, but cute).
- Daphne and Velma's relationship.
- That annoying robot!!!
- Overcrowding - some characters were unnecessary.
- Awkward pauses, like these in Frankencreepy (well, the same director).
- Too much parting and wandering around.
- Villain's motives were bit odd.
I feel underwhelmed by this movie, but there are things I liked.
Especially the art style, that reminded me Bioshock 1 & 2 games. Sly's moonbase was very similar to Bioshock's underwater city of Rapture from 1940's. The look of its art déco style - retrofuturistic buildings, giant statues, elevator doors (like in Chrysler Building in New York City), huge glass and steel hallways were obviously taken from the game. Even Sly Baron was somewhat like Rapture's creator Andrew Ryan - both were visionaries that failed.
As a classical music lover, I really enjoyed Strauss's "Blue Danube" waltz in Shaggy & Scooby's moonwalk scene. This and Scooby's words "one small step for dog..." made it delightful.
But despite these positive features, "Moon Monster Madness" was a bit boring. Everybody, including the alien seemed to do nothing more just walking around and talking or bumping into eachother. The action was so slow and it was surprising for me how fast the monster was unmasked. Little too fast for my taste.
I also disliked Daphne and Velma's drama, it was really unpleasant to watch. I've understood Velma's motives and insecurities, but it was overacted, even after her confesion to Daphne.
Some secondary characters were unnecessary and forgetable, like that TV show host or "alien theories woman" whoever she was. Oh, and that robot. He was unforgetable in very bad way - painfully annoying and childish.
At least the ending was quite good, Velma realized that she was nasty and supported Daphne in the best way she could, Daphne reminded herself that Velma is her best friend and she values her so much and that was uplifting.
Overall, I liked it more than Frankencreepy, it wasn't that weird for me. Unfortunately, in my opinion "Moon Monster Madness" creators wasted its potential.
MY RATE: 5,5/10
Last Edit: Dec 15, 2017 13:03:38 GMT -5 by manbearpig