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Friday, 19 July, 2002, 13:46 GMT 14:46 UK
Scooby-Doo: Your views
Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) with Scooby
Scooby-Doo comes to life
Scooby-Doo has become something of a cult cartoon classic for 20 and 30-somethings, so it was only a matter of time before Hollywood got its hands on the ghost-busting gang and made a full-length feature.

The film combines live action with computer-generated images and stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr and Rowan Atkinson.

"The interaction between the human and CGI characters is jerkily unconvincing, and James Gunn's script is painfully lacking in invention and wit," says the BBC's Neil Smith.

But what do you think?

This debate is now closed. Please read below for a selection of your comments.

Scooby sucks. This is a totally moronic film with zero acting, directing or script. If you are brain dead you might enjoy it. One of the worst films ever made.
Derrick Jameson, Iceland

They just destroyed my great childhood memories of this cartoon. Fred was never such a spoiled brat nor Daphne so cheap.
Peter, Taiwan

After paying £25 for a ticket, popcorn and parking this was a complete waste of time and effort. Here is a classic example of a movie that should have gone straight to video. The best thing about our afternoon was the trailer for the new Bond and Austin Powers movies.
Andrew Day, West Sussex


It is more made for the kids, but it was hilarious.

Lisa, New Zealand
This is one of the worst films ever made. Cinematic disaster. Children seem to enjoy it, however. Let them have it.
Robert Taylor, USA

Shaggy and Scooby were brilliant especially when they had the farting and burping competition and ate the hot chilli peppers.
Lucy and Stephanie Armstrong aged 8, England

Saw this last night and it's great. Can't understand you boring old farts sometimes.
Jason Westry, England

So why the big criticism levelled at Scooby-doo? It was aimed at 20 and 30-somethings and it was not, as far as I can see, a movie where it would try to get to the Oscar podium. Its a plain go-shut-out-the-rest-of-the-world-for-a-while type of movie and that's the way it should be seen. All in all, a good watch, and particularly liked the expressions Scooby-Doo had on his face at different junctures. Scooby-doo when are you coming back?
Shaleel, Brunei


The movie is just plain dreadful

Tania, USA

Wait for it to come out on video, then rent something else.
James Newman, UK

We have just seen this film, and think it's fantastic. Funny from start to finish, true to the original, some touching moments, and a twist that is delightfully pleasing, as it is unexpected. Worries that the CGI Scooby wouldn't work were soon put to rest. A must-see feel good film.
Tim and Helen Prevett, England

Having watched this as a Scooby fan, I found the film had everything I expected. Shaggy and Scooby were great on screen, and Matthew Lilliard deserves credit for ultimately saving the movie. Fred, Daphne, and Velma are exactly what they were in the TV show, simply additional characters revolving around Shaggy and Scooby. My advice is turn off your brain, watch the film for Shaggy/Scooby and you'll have a fun hour and a half. Oscar material it is not, but it's a feelgood movie aimed at the original Scooby fans. It'll probably go over kids heads though.
Paul Turner, Scotland


They should have left Scooby-Doo alone in cartoons

Anette, USA

It was corny. It was stupid. The CGI was so-so. The story was ridiculous. I laughed anyway...couldn't help it.
David N. VanMeter, USA

As delightful as a fistful of Scooby snacks - but I still can't believe the role of Velma didn't go to comedienne Janeane Garofalo.
Robert del Valle, USA

I had the misfortune to see it in Thailand a few weeks ago. Scooby Doo is doggy doo...
JG, UK

I loved the film.
Kayley Ghadley, Anglesey

The writers had so much to work with here and completely blew it. The actor who plays Shaggy is the only redeeming part of this film. As for the graphics¿ the dog is plain creepy looking. How this film got past the test audience is mysterious, though.
Peter Attfield, Canada


I didn't have high expectations of Scooby Doo but I was pleasantly surprised

Nicky, USA
I really enjoyed this film. I found it hilarious throughout and deserving in an Oscar nomination for the role of Shaggy. Farting and burping is funny.
Mark Brown, UK

Being the good auntie, I took my 10-year-old nephew to see this film and judging by his and many of the other children's reaction to the burping and farting scene, I knew that it would go over big. I had the good fortune to have my walkman radio with me and instead enjoyed listening to the interleague play by play between the Mets vs the Yankees. By the way, the Mets won so the day wasn't a total loss.

I'm pretty open minded to all kinds of films, but Scooby Doo goes nowhere fast. The movie is just plain dreadful.
Tania, USA

The part of the film that got the most laughs from the children was when Shaggy and Scooby-Doo had a farting competition. Just about sums it up really....But then what do I know, I'm an adult!
Mark Allen, England

I did not like the movie at all. It was a let down. They should have left Scooby-Doo alone in cartoons.
Annette, USA

I didn't have high expectations of Scooby Doo but I was pleasantly surprised. It was absolutely brilliant! We do need to remember that it is a kids film, but I enjoyed it just as much as my kids did! An excellent fun film, we'll definitely be seeing it again.
Nicky, UK

I loved this movie. It is more made for the kids, but it was hilarious. I did not like the farting scene, but the kids in the cinema sure did. Matthew Lillard did a great job on this movie, especially the voice!
Lisa, New Zealand

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