Thursday, September 20, 2012

Undefined Gamer: "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" Review

    This week, The Undefined Gamer takes a look at the first season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. (Note: I, Cinema Won, love all things Scooby-Doo!)

    Hello guys, Mitch here (formerly The Undefined Gamer). This
series surprised me. Having a little sister that just loves all stuff
Scooby Doo, I've pretty much seen every Scooby Series known to man,
including the Original, The "New" Adventures Of Scooby Doo, The 13
Ghosts of Scooby Doo, and of course the terribly crappy "What's New
Scooby Doo?" series. But so far, this one series outshines them all.

    First and foremost you'll notice the animation is second to none,
to fit in with modern times. It's creative, stylized, and by no means
are any of the character's movements or body language awkward, unlike
What's New Scooby Doo, and is not as lazy as the "New" Adventures
series (recycling animations from the original 1969 show, forgetting
to draw in limbs, etc.). In fact I'd say this is the most innovative
Scooby series animation-wise since the Original show.

I just had an idea. The Hangover with Scooby-Doo
characters. Where's my millions?
    Now for the plot. Although yes, these episodes do have the same
generic plot as every other Scooby we know, the villains have been
redefined, and to catch modern audiences, are far more dangerous than
past villains (aside from Zombie Island and the Witch's Ghost
villains). You really get a sense that they'll actually murder these
kids. But yeah, pretty much there is little surprises to who is behind
these masks. But what the plot does do is connect episodes in one,
continuous story arc. You see, years and years ago another group of
Mystery solving kids whent missing. And they're trying to find out
why. And as the Mysterious Mister E (Edit: I get it. That's actually pretty funny.- CW)
 the villain in the series who is responsible for many of the monsters, keeps baiting them with clues,
things heat up, and drama ensues. And it makes it work. I said it.
Scooby Doo made a series with good drama that made even me want to
know what happens in the next episode. And the season finale. Perfect.

    Spoiler Warning! Spoiler Warning!

    The finale was just damn good. Perfect I'd say. It left Shaggy
heading to military school, Scooby to the pound, Fred's dad, a fake,
and Fred breaks his engagement to Daphne. The gang is shattered, and
Perecles, the other Mystery Incorporated's mascot, with two pieces of
the Planespheric disc. God, Scooby Doo you f*cking kill me.
    The only thing that does not seem to work is how they try to
connect all of their other series as events that just happened over
the summer. I mean, it's like trying to connect Batman: The Animated
Series to other Batman series, 1960s setting and all. It just doesn't
work. Certain characters, like "Hot Dog Water", a girl who is forced
to bath in leftover water used for boiling hot dogs in, just don't
work. But then again, they're only in for a couple of episodes, so they
don't do much damage. And yes, if you've seen the opening, it's
awesome as f*ck. I mean, the show's been out for like a year and a
halfish and it's already classic to me.

It's Scooby!
    This show as a whole (for season one) is just great. The animation
is great, the monsters are great, the voice actors are great, it's
just simply a great show. Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated gets 4.5
Stars out of Six

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