The sixteenth Scooby-Doo Direct to Video film. With Dinosaurs!When it is discovered that Shaggy has a condition that causes a Heroic BSOD with every scare, the gang decides to take him somewhere relaxing, the La Serena Spa, the least haunted town on Earth. Of course, it would be boring if nothing happened but relaxation, so a giant ghost dinosaur is thrown in to shake things up. Of course, this strikes Shaggy into one of his break downs, so Mr. Hubbley, the owner of the spa, decides to take matters into his own hands with a little bit of hypnotism. Every time Shaggy hears the keyword, he is filled with uncontrollable bravery. The only problem is, Mr. Hubbley forgets the keyword. And to make matters worse, Shaggy accidentally hears it and goes all out on a biker gang at a G-Rated Pub, and agrees to race their leader on a motorcycle down Dead Man's Curve while he's brave.A very well put together Scooby-Doo film. Every member of the gang has some sort of significance to the plot; none of them are just there to be there. It most likely follows Camp Scare in its differences to the usual Scooby-Doo plot, which is a good thing. Watch to find out how everything unravels.
This film provides examples of the following Tropes:
Badass Bookworm: As it turns out, Winsor's computer animation classes came in handy when it came to creating the Phantosaur.
Better Than a Bare Bulb: Like the two before it, this movie is very lampshade heavy and full of gags while still playing the Scooby Doo formula and characters straight and keeping them fresh, making it (and the other movies) a kind of Reconstruction.
In a particularly funny case, Fred and Daphne are in the foreground trying to figure out what to do next, not realizing that they keep saying the codeword that switches Shaggy into "brave mode." Meanwhile, Scooby tries to figure out what the word is from what they're saying by repeating the words they say (with Fred and Daphne occasionally thinking he's responding to them), and manages to guess every word except for the right one.
Hypno Pendulum: Mr. Hubley's equipment is much different than swinging a pocket watch in front of your face. The word that Shaggy needs to hear to turn into a serious badass happens to be "bad", but Scooby never realizes this until later.
"Is that part of the 'brave' thing? That you say weird stuff that sounds like movie lines?"
Lampshade Hanging: This film is very lampshade heavy even as it simultaneously plays things completely straight, resulting in a lot of funny lines of dialogue. In addition to others already pointed out on this page, there's this:
Freddy: "I think we may have this one wrapped up!"
Wham Line: Played with. When Shaggy is turned back into his regular self, he tells Fred that if he's going to jump to the ledge, he needs a movie line to say before he does it. They eventually end up with "When you say jump, I say 'How high?' ".