Saturday, August 22, 2015

Quick Reviews: Scooby-Doo! and KISS- Rock and Roll Mystery

After Scooby-Doo and company's recent visit with WWE Superstars, I had to check out this new, bizarre pairing that seems to be 30+ years in the making...
The Gang goes to KISS World, since Guest-Stars must now have their own Attraction in these Films.  Why are they going though?
Well, there is a red, floating Witch causing trouble there and the only one that can solve the case is...
Well, they did stop that Phantom.

It is worth noting that KISS' anachronistic attraction is a giant, walking Lawsuit.  How is the Witch the biggest problem?
With the Witch around, all sorts of freaky stuff is happening.  The freakiest: Velma's attraction to 63-year old Paul Stanley.  Oh and this...
Credit where credit is due: they do stick in plenty of in-jokes about how KISS markets everything.
Will the Witch get what she is after or will KISS save the day?  All I can tell you is that things get pretty damn weird about halfway through.  The End.
Silly, silly stuff.  This one is just plain odd for many reasons.  Why KISS?  Why now?  Was there a sudden demand for KISS that I wasn't aware of?  The Story is just plain bizarre, with notes from KISS Meet The Phantom of the Park, but never any knowing homage to that one.  I guess KISS are still ashamed of it, huh?  Aside from that, you also have Scooby-Doo, Garry Marshall (huh?), Darius Rucker (Hooty?!?) Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes in the Intro.  Who Cast this thing?  The Animation wasn't my favorite (it has that loose, lazy look at times), but there is some good, Kirby-influenced stuff (see above) that stands out.  I'd like to think that KISS and company just like Kirby's stuff and wanted to use it...but it could be the work of the Animation Director.  The Film has some weird, random moments which do stand out.  As a whole though, it is definitely more for younger kids than I.  Mind you, they won't know who the hell KISS is.  What do you think of doing a Sequel, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes?
Damn silly and not that great for older Viewers.  If you love KISS and or Scooby-Doo, you can probably get through this one fine.

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