Currently, I am spending time working during this Sunday while dealing with the rain going on outside. While doing work, I am watching videos about how Netflix is making a reboot of a cartoon called Johnny Test (a cartoon that was pretty cheap, pretty bad at many points of the show's run, and ended around 7 years ago in 2014) & one about how the movie Scoob! about Scooby-Doo is getting a sequel. I know that is some pretty lackluster 'news', but it was mildly interesting to learn this kind of stuff. On top of that, I watched videos about old Scooby Doo movies and some of the worst new Scooby Doo movies that now exist. One of those bad movies is one known as 'Scooby-Doo: Return To Zombie Island'. This is a movie that kind of runs a previous Scooby-Doo movie with a bunch of pointless retcons and a film that feels like an unnecessary cash grab. Basically, the premise of the original Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island film is that the Scooby gang go to an island where there are real zombies and ghosts. These creatures were created some immortal people who are cursed to turn into cat monsters and have to regularly steal the souls of others in order to stay alive, hoping the turn the Scooby Doo gang into their next victims. This story was much darker than traditional Scooby Doo stories and it was one of the first 'modern' Warner Bros-era Scooby Doo movies to have the reveal that the monsters in the story were not simply men/women in masks, but actual creatures of supernatural or sci-fi origin. There is a reason why this movie is considered to be one of the best Scooby-Doo movies of all time by many fans old and new. However, many of these fans were less than pleased by the follow up since Return to Zombie Island basically tried to claim the zombies were not real and that the gang was simply tripping on swamp gas during their whole previous adventure. It is a pretty lame cop out for what was originally a very good twist that made the original movie interesting. Now, I guess that movie is essentially 'all just a dream' if you take the new movie seriously. Obviously, I am not too worked up about this new movie, but I do find such a 'twist' pretty dumb and pretty lazy on behalf of Warner Bros and everyone involved in Return to Zombie Island.
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