Scooby Doo and The Alien Invaders is an animated family film directed by Jim Stenstrum. The plot follows the gang as they find themselves in the midst of an intergalactic game of espionage and romance.
To me this didn’t really feel like a Scooby Doo film it seemed to lose the point. A lot of the Scooby Doo films that came out after the classic series seemed to put Scooby (Scott Innes), and the gang in increasingly ridiculous situations that seem to not understand Scooby doo works. The classic formula is old haunted house the gang investigates and then an unmasking, that works, having Shaggy (Also Innes), fall in love with an alien not so much.
The story of this one didn’t really connect with me either, it left me cold. I have fond memories of it from when I was younger, but it doesn’t seem to hold up now at all. It felt like throwing a lot of things at the wall and seeing what stuck.
The animation reminded me a lot of classic Pokémon which for me was a big pro, though that is not really something I can reward for. The animation without the association is fine it is serviceable, if a little bland. Nothing to write home about.
Overall, another lacklustre Scooby Doo film that lost the point somewhere a long the way, little kids will still love it, but it loses a lot of its adult rewatchability.
The voice cast are okay
As is the animation
It lost the point of what Scooby Doo is
The story did nothing for me
It didn’t hold up
Reviewed by Luke