Why Scooby Doo 2 is Better Than the Original

Why Scooby Doo 2 is Better Than the Original

Madison Hanson, Writer

As we all know there’s a lot of bad sequels out there in the world. For example: every Chucky movie, Gremlins 2, and The Santa Clause 2. Although I’ve found a couple sequels recently that I’m willing to argue are better than the original. Today I want to start with one of my favorite movies, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, not to be confused with its precursor Scooby Doo (2002). 

The original Scooby Doo takes place on spooky island, which while it’s pretty iconic and I wish spooky island did actually exist, it’s not enough to redeem the gleaming flaws in this film. 

First off on the list of crimes committed by this movie: Mr. Bean is in this movie, not the character himself but the actor plays a “villain”.

  1. It’s really just boring and I’ll explain why when I talk about the second movie.
  1. Scrappy Doo is in it and he’s really just the worst character ever and I will explain why.

Scrappy Doo: He literally becomes the villain in this movie for pretty much no reason, he just comes off as an annoying narcissistic baby. He straight up attacks his uncle (Scoob) and all of his friends because he’s not getting enough attention. Also he wants to act like an adult but he’s literally a puppy.

One thing that I really love about this movie is that this was Scrappy’s last appearance in the franchise.

Now, let’s talk about Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. There’s so many reasons that this movie is better but I’ll only explain a few.

  1. Scrappy Doo isn’t in it.

     2. Seth Green is in this movie and plays cop-out villain for the gang to suddenly not trust but pulls through as a good guy in the end. 

     3. Velma wears her weird latex suit and pulls it off because of course she does. Also she finally shines in this movie instead of Daphne (although I still love Daphne.)

      4. Shaggy and Scooby go to the weird bar, this is easily one of the best parts of the movie because of the disco scene where Shaggy and Scooby are just feeling themselves.

One bad thing about this movie is that the gang splits up in it which makes me sad but is necessary for the overall movie and for them to understand themselves.

In general, both movies are still good and enjoyable despite their flaws, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is just far more enjoyable for me. Also both of these movies surprisingly still hold up after all these years, some jokes might be kinda questionable but their still watchable and I think that’s great.