Thursday, August 25, 2011

DVD/Blu-ray review: Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur

My son has recently become obsessed with Scooby-Doo, thanks to some of his friends at preschool. So, when I got the opportunity to review a new Scooby-Doo movie called Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, I happily agreed. Here's a bit about this new movie, from a press release that I received:

What’s creepier than a dinosaur? A ghostly dinosaur! Just ask Scooby-Doo and his pals after they encounter a Phantosaur, one of the creepiest creatures ever, in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, the all-new, must-have, original movie from Warner Home Video (WHV). Viewers will want to join in the high-jinks and fun with the lovable Great Dane and the Scooby-Doo gang as they investigate a strange haunting that’s plaguing a group of paleontologists searching for ancient fossils.  Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur will be available in stores September 6, 2011 and will retail for $19.98 SRP and Blu-ray™ Combo for $24.98 SRP.

What begins as a relaxing spa getaway for Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne, somehow takes a very strange turn when the gang uncovers a frightening Phantosaur, a ghostly dinosaur that’s come to life to protect hidden treasures buried in secret desert caves. The Phantosaur appears to be on a mission to keep a group of paleontologists from digging for fossils. The gang sets out to investigate the prehistoric haunting and in the process, uncover all sorts of colorful suspects including a free-wheeling motorcycle gang, greedy corporate investors and over-zealous scientists. Will it be prehistoric panic or will our teenage sleuths put all the pieces together and solve this strange mystery?
I thought this was a fun story with a good mystery and all the silliness and hijinks that a Scooby-Doo story should include.  Ethan loved the movie and since we first watched it earlier this week he's both talked about it a ton and asked to watch it repeatedly.  If there's a Scooby-Doo lover in your family, this would be a great addition to their DVD or Blu-ray library. Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur will be available everywhere for purchase on September 6, 2011. 

Disclosure: I received a copy of this movie to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.