Thursday, July 13, 2017

Amid Its Mediocrity, Lego Charm Keeps 'Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash' Endearing and Vivacious Somewhat

As what was proven in last year’s Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood, Lego-izing Scooby-Doo! yields delightful results.  I’m glad that they did it again this year with Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash.

The movie follows the Mystery Inc. crew as they go check out the annual Blowout Beach Bingo Bash – “three fun-filled days of singing, dancing, games, and food.”  Fred and Belma, after being teased by the gang of being boring, are keen of winning the “Captains of the Bash” titles in order to prove that they can be fun.  Meanwhile, Scooby and Shaggy are drawn to the giant beach barbecue.  But when they arrive at Blowout Beach, they discover that the festivities have been disrupted by the appearance of the ghosts of Bonnie Bingo Belle and Captain Brutimore Bash, from whose legend inspired the annual tradition at Blowout Beach.  Thus, the Scooby Gang found themselves with another case to solve.
I found Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash to be less enjoyable than Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood.  Maybe the novelty and charm of Lego-ized Scooby-Doo! just wore off.  Nevertheless, the plot is silly and flimsy, the twist and turns lack punch, and the jokes are thin.  Objectively, it’s a mediocre movie.

But it still works as an amusing, effortless diversion.  It’s a children’s movie after all.  The Lego visuals and physics working within its story make it somewhat endearing and vivacious, though it falls short of cleverness and surprises.  Personally, for recognizing what it is and expecting nothing more, I got to have sufficient fun with it.
If you can watch Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash as if you’re a kid – with simpler demands and a more laid-back fancy (which I could) – it will please to an extent.  If the Lego charm is enough for you, then it will entertain.  Otherwise, it will underwhelm.  You may even find the movie as boring as the tour guide character in it.

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