Headscratchers: Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

  • Am I the only one that kind of wished they showed a bit more of Jacques's backstory? Like, how he met Lena and Simone, why they decided to recruit him rather than drain him (he could've very easily betrayed them at some point, drained them of their life forces).
  • Sort of in that same sense, I'm a little irritated that the fisherman served as little more than a red herring for what was really going on. I realize that that's standard Scooby Doo formula (one or more person/people did it, another was good all along and their suspicious behavior was justified, and/or another was just acting normal if unpleasant) but it still felt like his scenes did little more than pad the movie.
    • For that matter, why didn't Simone and Lena ever think of taking his life force? He's close enough to them for Scooby and Shaggy to have another encounter with him while on a picnic at the plantation.
      • More difficulty in detaining him? Unlike the Scooby gang and the previous tourists who were dependent on the ferry for transport to and from the island (one reason the gang doesnt leave immediately after seeing supposed proof of ghosts besides solving the zombie mystery is that the ferry isnt operating), Snakebite Scrubbs has his own boat allowing him to leave the island at will. From what we've seen of him, he appears to be an antisocial individual and not fond of company, he wouldnt go anywhere near Simone and Lena, preventing them for inviting him over to stay at their place until the harvest moon and possibly obtaining a personal item of his to use for a voodoo doll. Maybe this also explains why he never sees the zombies either. Since he's in less danger from being sacrificed and less likely to trust the cat girls than the gang, the zombies dont feel they need to warn him.
  • Did Simone and Lena always plan on draining Beau's life? Was it like with the spice traders, they served one purpose for a time, then when the harvest moon came they served another?
    • They had a ready made voodoo doll of him along with the gang so I guess yes. The question is what would've happened afterwards if they had succeeded. Since Beau turned out to be undercover cop and his disppearance would surely bring the FBI to their doopstop. It doesnt sound likely they would had been able to keep their life draining up.
  • Why didn't Beau just tell Velma about the quicksand? I know he tried to stop her and she was all "Hey, let me go!" But he doesn't even say "Wait, stop!" or "Don't go that way!" or the more ambiguous "Hold it!" He just grabs her, and when she doesn't take kindly to being grabbed, he raises a huge rock over his head like he's about to kill her.
    • In fact, he grabbed her twice, the first to intterogate her about her suspicions, and the second about the quicksand. After the first rough grab, it's no wonder Velma wasn't willing to tolerate the second time.
  • When insisting the zombies are the good guys, did they forget the backstory about how the pirates (who seem to make up the majority of the zombie horde) forced the townspeople to walk into the swamp where they drowned? The pirates' rather ghastly crime is just conveniently forgotten.
    • Considering they've spent a couple hundred years as freaking undead trying to deliberately scare people away so they don't also become zombies, I'd say they've earned forgiveness.
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