Shaggy and the gang,
take a trip to dude ranch and tourist trap. Unknown to Shaggy, his family past comes back to haunt him. And he may not make it through the night! Nervous, armed inhabitants are looking to shoot at anything resembling Shaggy. It’s another mystery to save Shaggy, his family’s name, and a dying tourist town falling victim to real estate speculators. It’s “Shaggy’s Showdown“.
The villain, the mystery, and the technology
Facts and curiosities
“Shaggy’s Showdown” is a Shaggy movie. Even Scooby Doo takes a backseat to our always-hungry, chin-haired hero. The dude ranch, is an occasional backdrop of Scooby Doo where we get to see cowboys, castle rustling, and western-era phantoms. Rather than playing up the nostalgia of yesteryear, where desert towns are far from the comforts of technology, the movie goes out of its way to remind there is no escape from the Internet, live streaming, and likes. This is where the direct-to-video is a disappointment. To keep the attention of the attention-deficit, “Shaggy’s Showdown” pauses to worship the false gods of Buddy G’s “intraweb”. The production concedes it can’t give first attention to a mystery and rather glue cartoon characters to their tablets and phones.