Making the Grades
Once again the Mystery Inc. gang is in the spotlight. In Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Freddy (Freddy Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Velma (Linda Cardellini), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Scooby-Doo (voice by Neil Fanning) strut down the red carpet. They are celebrities at the opening of a new display at the Coolsville Museum where the costumes of their past opponents are being unveiled.
However, not everyone is happy about the exhibit. Flying through a large plate glass window, a reincarnated Pterodactyl Ghost and an evil masked character (Scott McNeil) crash the party.
Heather Jasper-Howe (Alicia Silverstone), an on-the-spot reporter, catches the damage caused by the destructive duo and the helpless reactions of Mystery Inc. While no one can explain the strange appearance of the two fiends, Heather's story on the nightly news casts doubts on the crime solving abilities of the five friends and leaves the local citizens with waning confidence. As their fan base diminishes, the teenagers also begin to question their abilities.
Embarrassed by their part in the museum debacle, Shaggy and Scooby vow to act like real detectives. Their reformation pays off when they discover a monster-making machine hidden in an old abandoned mine outside of town. Lurking around the dilapidated shaft, their prime suspect is Jeremiah "Old Man" Wickles (Peter Boyle), the former Black Night Ghost who was unmasked by the teens.
Meanwhile, Thelma faces her own dilemma when Patrick Wisely (Seth Green), the museum's curator starts to show some interest in her. Dressing up in a skintight red latex suit and doffing her glasses, the brainy sleuth tries to become a cool, jet-setting socialite to win Patrick's affection.
Discussion Ideas After The Movie
Teaching ideas and topics to discuss about Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
At one time or another, each of the Mystery Inc. team members questions his or her abilities. What is the difference between accepting yourself for who you are and pushing yourself to improve and grow?
If you had a machine that could create anything, what would it be?