Overall, Scooby-Doo: The Sword and the Scoob is a fine movie for families with younger kids and is pretty much in line with so many of the other direct-to-video flicks in the franchise.
Scooby-Doo: The Sword and the Scoob
Genre(s): Animation, Family, Comedy
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment | NR – 76 min. – $19.98 | February 23, 2021
Date Published: 02/21/2021 | Author: The Movieman
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.
THE MOVIE – 3/5
|Plot Synopsis: Take a journey back in time to King Arthur’s court in this legendary saga of wizards, knights, dragons…and Scooby-Doo! An evil sorceress tries to seize power in Camelot, so King Arthur needs the help of our favorite super-sleuths to save his throne. But will their valiant efforts only make things royally worse? This new original movie serves up laughter on a platter, and Scooby and Shaggy are read to dig in!
Quick Hit Review: If there has been an enduring franchises, Scooby-Doo is near the top of the list, alongside James Bond, releasing numerous television series, theatrical features (both live action and animation) and many direct-to-video movies. For the most part, the quality of these DTV flicks are basically the same. Animation tends to be alright and generally the voice work isn’t bad while the stories are usually predictable.
And this goes for the latest, Scooby-Doo: The Sword and the Scoob, which takes our intrepid mystery-solving squad to the time of King Arthur, sent back by a mystical witch in order to stop Shaggy, whose return to his family’s home country, has him inheriting it. If you’ve seen any of these Scooby-Doo films, you probably already know the twist as, save for a few exceptions, the stories don’t wade into the mystical or magical elements.
As for the humor, can’t say I really laughed but found this to be a fine time-waster, especially being only 76-minutes long. Jason Isaacs and Nick Frost lend their voices as King Arthur and Merlin respectively; Isaacs especially seemed to be having a good time voicing a egotistical version of Arthur. The voice work of the Scooby gang meanwhile are more or less on point, Lillard is still great as Shaggy.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
|This release comes with a matted slip cover. Outside of three animated episodes, no features were included.|
VIDEO – 3¾/5, AUDIO – 3¾/5
|The movie is presented with a 16×9 enhanced 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and outside of some pixilation, which I tend to notice on standard definition films, doesn’t look half bad with strong colors in keeping with the family-friendly tone. Included is a basic but serviceable Dolby Digital 5.1 track.|
OVERALL – 2½/5
|Overall, Scooby-Doo: The Sword and the Scoob is a fine movie for families with younger kids and is pretty much in line with so many of the other direct-to-video flicks in the franchise.|