Scooby Doo And The Loch Ness Monster: The Scottish Accent Is Further Butchered

Scooby Doo and The Loch Ness Monster is an animated family film directed by Scott Jeralds and Joe Sichta. The plot sees the Mystery Machine gang head to Scotland to meet up with Daphne’s (Grey Griffin), family for the Highland games. However, the most infamous Scottish legend of all is terrorising the proceedings, the one and only Loch Ness Monster.

There is a certain safety in a formula, you know what you’re getting. I have talked at length about the Scooby Doo formula in other reviews and I think for the most part it works, but here it was a little too samey and left the whole film feeling very unmemorable and a little bland.

The Scottish accents were butchered to hell as well, so don’t watch if you’re an easily offended Scottish person. However, unlike in Monster of Mexico, I thought the Scottish side characters were treated as more than mere stereotypes and were okay. They felt like characters in their own right and not cheap clichés so that is a positive.

I also enjoyed the ending tease where it implied that Nessie was in fact real; after having been proven to be people in a costume moments before. I like the fact that this era of Scooby Doo shock things up and didn’t have every monster just be a person in a costume using unrealistic practical effects; the added supernatural mystery of these films gives them more substance.

Overall, a very standard affair, not the best Scooby Doo animated film, but not the worst either. I’m glad the local side characters don’t feel like harmful stereotypes and I think the ending adds some much-needed mystery to things.

Pros.

It is very watchable

The ending tease

Not having the side characters be stereotypes

Fun to turn your brain off to

Cons.

It doesn’t grab you

It is forgettable

3.5/5

Reviewed by Luke  

5 thoughts on “Scooby Doo And The Loch Ness Monster: The Scottish Accent Is Further Butchered

  1. Did you ever watch Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island? Thought that one was weak. If you have reviewed it, can you link it in the comments? Just can’t specifically search for a review on your site 😦

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Thanks to you I have now added a search feature on my blog, I hadn’t even thought about it before. Sadly I have not reviewed that Scooby Doo film, but I do have more Scooby Doo film reviews lined up for this coming week so stay tuned.

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      1. Haha okay awesome, sounds good! It’s not worth watching and strangely breaks the Scooby formula, so that’s why I was curious. I reviewed it at my site if you don’t mind if I share the link? (I can always DM it on Twitter if you don’t want me shamelessly plugging a link on your comments here, haha!)

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