Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island
Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island is a 2019 direct-to-video supernatural mystery comedy film. It is the thirty-third entry in the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video series and a direct sequel to Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
Mystery Incorporated is pulled out of retirement to re-investigate an old mystery on Moonscar Island.
Why It Sucks
- It is completely pointless, because the previous film had an ending to the point of not needing a direct follow-up.
- In addition, the film came out twenty-one years after Zombie Island, so the idea for a sequel was pretty stale.
- Subpar animation that is a huge downgrade from the original, especially for the zombies and werecats.
- The main characters (except for Daphne) are not like themselves:
- Fred has a disturbing obsession with the Mystery Machine.
- Velma becomes a loud-mouthed, annoying goody-two-shoes.
- Scooby and Shaggy have became ignorant, stubborn and smug jerks. (Although this can be somewhat justified since they were given the chance for a vacation and the gang agreed to no mysteries.)
- Alan Smithee, based on the pseudonym used by film directors disowning their films, is a really unlikable, greedy, egotistical and irritating character who is nothing more than a wannabe director.
- Numerous plot holes and continuity errors, such as Mystery Inc. being teenagers (despite being adults in the original).
- As a result of the numerous plot holes and the continuity errors, it doesn't really feel like a real sequel to the original movie.
- The first act of the film is extremely slow-paced and formulaic.
- Pointless cameo from Elvira.
- It retcons a major part of the first film (that the monsters were real).
- The voice cast do a good job in their respective roles.
- The opening credits are well-done.
- The idea of Mystery Inc. returning to Moonscar Island to solve an unresolved mystery is pretty interesting, despite the terrible execution.