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Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island                          review by Bobby Blakey

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For years Scooby-Doo and the gang have been a mainstay of kids cartoon watching offering up zany adventures and some pretty fun crossovers with other properties. Their latest film, Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island is actually a sequel to the 1998 film Scooby-Doo! On Zombie Island. Can this latest entry continue to bring the fun of Mystery Inc, or will it be a trip back not worthy of the solving a mystery?


Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island follows Scooby-Doo and his pals who win an all-expense paid vacation and embark on a trip of a lifetime to a tropical paradise. Their destination however, turns out to be Zombie Island. As soon as they arrive, they realize the place looks strangely familiar and is reminiscent of a trip they took years ago, in which they became wrapped up in a mystery involving zombies.  The gang soon learns that their trip to paradise comes with a price when the zombies re-emerge and attack their hotel.  Will Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang finally solve the mystery behind Zombie Island?


I am not a big fan of Scooby-Doo! But cannot deny that watching these cases are still fun. This sequel brings all the usual antics of franchise to the table complete with a recap to remind you of the original film. The story kicks off doing something new to the team which I felt at least made it feel fresh and new whereas most of their stories are pretty much just the same old thing. This one is no different but there was a clear attempt to offer up some new twists to the pattern and it worked.


While this film isn’t yet another crossover with another property it does offer up some fun surprises while still firmly being a straight forward Scooby-Doo! Mystery. IF you are a fan of the franchise then you will no doubt want to check out Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island when it hits DVD on October 1st from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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