YMMV / Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

  • Author's Saving Throw: Monsters Unleashed completely ignored what happened in the 2002 movie.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The Cotton Candy Glob scene probably would've lasted longer if that particular monster didn't meet Shaggy and Scooby.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: Alicia Silverstone's character Heather Jasper-Howe being the Big Bad. You have to admit, a famous celebrity playing a supporting character in a Scooby-Doo movie would definitely tip a few people off.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • The Pterodactyl Ghost got a lot of popularity for being a genuinely cool villain.
    • The 10,000 Volt Ghost had less than 60 seconds of screen time, but a lot of viewers found him to be rather impressive.
  • Evil Is Cool: A lot of the classic Scooby-Doo monsters thanks to undergoing Adaptational Badass changes.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Inverted. The first movie was pretty much not mentioned at all in the second film, which made hardcore fans extremely happy.
  • It Was His Sled: Jonathan Jacobo is still alive and IS Heather-Jasper Howe.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Memetic Badass: Hilariously, Scooby-Doo turns into one thanks to his bizarre action scene.
  • Narm: Some of the unnecessary references to hip hop.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Tar Monster nearly drowning the gang in his tar.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The Cotton Candy Glob. He's not a villain from any Scooby-Doo cartoon in the past, but nobody could ignore his single scene.
  • Pandering to the Base: Adults or non Scooby-Doo fans can be quite bothered by all of the references to the cartoon.
  • Signature Scene: The potion scene.
  • So Bad, It's Good: While the film isn't exactly Oscar bait, a lot of people enjoyed some of the genuinely good attempts at praising the Scooby-Doo lore and capturing some qualities from the classic cartoon.
    • Realistically, this might be the best way to take the film by nonfans, or people older than kid age. It's been pointed out in places, most recently by the Nostalgia Critic, that the film actually has a decent amount of comedic potential, it's just that the actors didn't have the comedic potential to make it all work that well, or maybe got poor direction, despite the fact that James Gunn wrote the script.
  • Squick:
    • Scooby-Doo flirting with a human woman while disguised as a normal man.
    • Shaggy transforming into a woman.
    • Heather Jasper-Howe's Unsettling Gender Reveal.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: For those who hated the first movie for not following the cartoon close enough, this sequel rectifies this. Critics didn't seem to think the same, however, as this movie received even worse critical reception than its predecessor.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously:
    • Matthew Lillard seems to be the only one trying to convince the viewers that he's Shaggy.
    • The costume/prop department also did a fantastic job recreating the costumes of the monsters from several incarnations of the show, even if the monsters mainly show up as background elements.
  • What an Idiot:
    • Great idea, Daphne. Try to beat a ghost made of living electricity by kicking it. Obviously didn't take 6th grade science.
    • Shaggy and Scooby accidentally create more monsters while randomly screwing around with a machine they know nothing about. Granted, they didn't know it made monsters, but they've done this song and dance enough to know better than to mess with sort of stuff now.


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