A different way of telling a story
If the ambition is to provide two hours of instantly forgettable, popcorn-munching escapism, it succeeds.
I really wanted to like this movie. I feel terribly cynical trashing it, and that's why I'm giving it a middling 5. Actually, I'm giving it a 5 because there were some superb performances.
Tells a fascinating and unsettling true story, and does so well, without pretending to have all the answers.
I am truly happy that we got to see Batman the Brave and the bold again.
Diedrich Bader returns as the voice of Batman after 4 years. Unlike Batman and Harley Quinn this movie felt like it's original show and we didn't end up seeing inappropriate scenes.Overall this movie was just excellent and I am glad the mystery gang never had there clothes/Designs or personalities from Be Cool Scooby Doo!
If you want to have fun for an hour and a half, play spot the Easter egg, for both franchises and wallow in nostalgia, this is the film for you.
Aimed squarely at Scooby fans and Brave and the Bold TV series fans, an ardent Batman aficionado will hate this, but kids and the young at heart, who long for a return of the silver age caped crusader will be in seventh heaven.
I'll admit seeing Velma, out Carrie Kelley-ing Carrie Kelley, and take up the mantel of Robin was a high point, as was her character being allowed to shine in this story and NOT seeing Daphne be the damsel in distress with that role falling to Aquaman of all people was pretty amusing.
The Villain too is fun, though it is telegraphed way in advance who and what it is, though the red herrings as to his identity are all call backs and Easter eggs, some very (amazingly) obscure and unexpected.
I'm not a Batman fan, so, it's a bit difficult to say of seeing Scooby Doo gang and Batman are together. But I feel weird to see superheroes are seen together with Mystery Inc. gang. I'd rather like to see the old-fashioned style of Mystery Inc. solving mysteries alone. With the other superheroes are included in the group, I feel like Mystery Inc. has been downgraded to supporting role. That's why I like Scooby Doo, Mystery Incorporated TV series. Although I'd like to see them solving the mysteries alone, having Batman and other superheroes in this animation, it doesn't make a bad one. It's still good.
Batman teams up with the Scooby Doo gang when villains from both of their worlds unite to wreak havoc on the city. When i heard that DC was making a Scooby-Doo and Batman film i feared for the worst but i can confirm that this film was brilliant. The laughs, the action and above all the movie itself and it's characters were amazing. Batman was Batman once again and even tho he drops a few jokes from here and there he was still the Dark Knight and as for the Scoob Team? Their as great as we all remember. There's also alot of great cameos from villains like Joker, The Riddler, Bane, Scarecrow, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Penguin, Poison Ivy and more but also actual DC characters that team up with Bats like Aquaman, Question, Martian Manhunter and Black Canary. Also there's lots of references to other Batman movies and Easter Eggs in general and as i said it was a brilliant film and remember it's meant for kids and even tho it's no 'Mask of Phantasm' it's no 'Batman and Harley Quinn' either and besides it was great seeing 'The Brave and the Bold' TV Series coming back even for a film like this. (A+)