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someirish-brawler16 days ago
Heyo, friendo.
Think we can get some headcanons on Aofie's and Bandito's relationship? How much does she loathe the WHORE?
Thanks in advance 馃馃嵃
Oh Boy, Where Do I Begin?
And Yes It's THAT Bad o.o
At First...
At First She Thought He Was Cute And Accepted Him
She Then Found It Kinda Annoying He Ate All The Food
Now...
LET HER SLEEP
SHE HASN'T SLEPT IN WEEKS
Stress Levels Through The Roof
Mood Swings
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mortal-mun-dee17 days ago
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Compliments to the chefs
He stole from the kitchens of Aofie (@someirish-brawler) and Kay again
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mortal-mun-dee21 days ago
Thank you for blessing the world with uncle bandito
(I think it was mentioned you made him? Sorry if i got it wrong haha)
Aww no worries
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someirish-brawler21 days ago
Is it possible to draw bandito with a baguette? Consuming perhaps?
(If that's too complicated then don't worry about it 馃挄 I just love your art)
I Didn't See The Consuming Part, Sorry.
And Sorry If This Offends Anyone Who's French
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someirish-brawlera month ago
Heya, friendo.
Think you can draw Erron and his Uncle Bandito? It would be nice to see the cowboy happy with his trash panda family.馃馃
Thank you in advance! 馃げ馃挅馃挄馃挐馃挀
Of Course 馃槉
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someirish-brawlera month ago
Heyo friendo~
Can I ask for a cute Headcanon where Erron introduces us to his Raccoon family members?
馃挄馃挄馃悎
Yes 馃挅
Erron Introducing Everyone
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He Would Be Surprised Everyone Would Want To Meet Them
Usually He Doesn't Because Aofie's Stress Levels Go Through The Roof
They've Agreed To Start Training Them Like Dogs
He Definitely Would Teach Them Tricks To Show Off
They're Still Crazy For Sweets Though
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Erron: "My Family? 'Course. Y'all Already Know Bandito."
*He Names The Rest Of The 30-50 Names Of His Racoon Family*
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Sorry I Didn't Name Them, I'm Bad At Naming Things/People/Animals Lol
Racoon Family Headcanon + Uncle Bandito By @mortal-mun-dee
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someirish-brawler21 days ago
Can we get some more of uncle bandito?
Sure! Anything Specific?
Uncle Bandito Belongs To @mortal-mun-dee
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weaponizedhorse21 days ago
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Omfg this lady I got into contact with on ancestry is so adorable her uncle (I think great uncle) is my great great grandfather, and she worked in areospace and helped with the ISS and even met some astronauts (even a latina she told me) and that we may be related to a famous bandito Tiburcio V谩squez. And got me the contact info of another "cousin" who can give me more info, she is so pure lol
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blackdragonturdsa month ago
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Headkanon requests~
Black dragon guys with pets following their S/O (request for @wellofeternalthirst.)
Kano: His rats are his little furry children so when they start following you around like puppies, his black heart breaks a little. He tries to see if you have food or any treats to make them follow but when you don鈥檛, he鈥檚 a bit jealous. The rats are always eager to eat your lunch with you and receive scritches any day.聽
Erron Black: Erron is very suspicious at first why Uncle Bandito is always by your side. He鈥檚 led to believe he likes you but when the time comes Bandito is sleeping by your side or eats out of your hand only, Erron is jelly. He tries winning back his trash panda鈥檚 affection but you are Bandi鈥檚 favorite human. He will even pick up Bandito off the bed beside you placing him on the floor. But when the coon decides he wants you, Erron will be annoyed to no end.聽
Tremor: Tremor鈥檚 鈥榙illo Rocky will be super sweet to you if he decides to make you his favorite human. This armadillo has the sweetest and cutest personality around you and ill be a little 鈥渓ap dog鈥 if you will. Tremor will be hurt a small bit because he is rocky鈥檚 owner but he knows that Rocky is being affectionate.聽
Kabal: His five ferrets are already a handful but if one of them make you their favorite human, Kabal will be jealous. No other way around it. The rascal will probably come licking your hand while she鈥檇 bite Kabal鈥檚. Once this happens, the one who will make you their favorite offers the cutest smiles, cuddles or even let you play with their toys. Kabal will try to get the ferret to play with him but he will get even more ticked if the furry cat snake ignores him for you.聽
Kira: Kira鈥檚 snake Lilith will choose you as her favorite human. She hates her master鈥檚 boops but will tolerate yours. When you offer Lilith her treats, she will gobble them up eagerly. Kira will be like getting blood from a turnip. This snake will even coil up around your neck and hiss affectionately in your ears. This snake will make Kira jealous and a little bit curious as to how Lilith likes you more.
Kobra (since he needs some love): I see Kobra having a pet hedgehog named Prickles. Prickles is a lazy but sweet hedgie but when he picks you over his owner, Kobra is mildly annoyed and amused. He will see why Prickles choses you but when he sees his tactics are futile, he grows humorously jealous, teasing his hedgehog that it won鈥檛 steal you from him. Prickles loves your belly rubs and when you offer him food he normally doesn鈥檛 eat. Your boyfriend will try to do the same rubbings and scritches but will get bitten or Prickles鈥檚 spines poking him.
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mortal-mun-dee2 months ago
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Sorry for all the negative posts, BPD decided to be a bitch and flare up. Not that it matters much anyways
Have Erron's Uncle Bandito eating cake
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elcinelateleymickyandonie2 months ago
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KATINA PAXINOU.
Filmography
1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls Pilar
1943 Hostages
1945 Confidential Agent
1947 Uncle Silas
1947 Mourning becomes Electra
1949 Prince of the Foxes
1955 Mr. Arkadin
1959 The miracle
1960 Rocco ei suoi Fratelli
1961 Morte di un Bandito
1962 The test
1965 A Nisi tis Aphroditis
1968 Tante Zita
1970 An 脡t茅 Sauvage
1970 The tale of Martlet.
Cr茅ditos: Tomado de Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katina_Paxinou
#HONDURASQUEDATEENCASA
#ELCINELATELEYMICKYANDONIE
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princesscrystal2 months ago
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HACKER'S RAID Historical Fiction by author Jared McVay https://www.amazon.com/Hackers-Raid-Jared-McVay-ebook/dp/B073B4S9QJ/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Jared+McVay&qid=1612810353&s=digital-text&sr=1-3 #western, #historicalfiction, #gunslingers, #mexico, #prison, #BookBoost, #booktwt, #bookstagram After seven years of exile, Justin Hacker returns to his hometown of Nogales, Arizona to try and break his younger brother out of a Mexican prison where he awaits to be hung for crimes he didn't commit. But first, Justin must overcome certain obstacles - such as, a town bully, a Mexican bandito and his gang, being stranded naked on the desert, an Indian attack, a father who has vowed to shoot him on sight should he return to Nogales and match wits with a maniacal prison warden who hates gringos. And if that isn't enough, after several twists of fate, Justin has to lead the whole town of Nogales, back across the border where his father and uncle now await the hangman's noose in the dreaded Mexican prison. Hacker's Raid is a fast moving page turner with non-stop action that keeps you asking what's going to happen next. https://www.instagram.com/p/CLC6ZioAROs/?igshid=vnm1srq4q5nc
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bellakitse3 months ago
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The Future Holds
鈥淵ou鈥檝e come so far,鈥 she says softly as she reaches for his hand, holding it between her warm and loving ones. 鈥淚 still remember the day you told me you liked boys.鈥
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Carlos and his mother share a moment as they celebrate his engagement.
Written for @carlosreyesweek - Day 4: 鈥淵ou鈥檝e come so far.鈥 + Future
I mentioned it on AO3 but, today is the one-year anniversary of the day I published my first Tarlos fic and joined this fandom and I just wanted to say thank you for all the love and kindness this beautiful fandom has given me. 馃挆馃挆
Carlos Reyes sits on the back porch of his mother鈥檚 house. He watches with a smile as his family and friends mingle about the backyard, laughing and talking as they eat the feast his mother has prepared for the occasion. His eyes run over the collection of people he cares most about in this world before landing on the love of his life. He feels his heart expand as he takes him in across the yard, chatting away with his older sister with a smile so bright Carlos can see it from here.
鈥淗e looks good like that.鈥
Carlos looks up to find his mother behind him, a smile of her own as she watches her daughter and her future son-in-law. She pulls her gaze away from them to give him a mischievous smile that has Carlos snorting and shaking his head at her lack of subtlety. He turns back to TK just in time to see him blow raspberries into the neck of the baby in his arms, Adrian, Valentina鈥檚 nine-month-old, causing the little boy to let out a delightful high-pitched giggle that echos through the place. The baby had taken a liking to TK from the very first time he saw him, reaching out for him from his mother鈥檚 hold. It鈥檚 been like that every time since. If TK is in the room, Adrian wants to be held by him.
鈥淗e鈥檚 going to make a wonderful dad,鈥 his mother continues shamelessly, causing him to huff in amusement.
鈥淢ami, we literally just got engaged,鈥 he reminds her, his stomach flipping at the words. He鈥檚 engaged to TK Strand. He鈥檚 still not sure how he pulled that off. 鈥淗ow about you wait till the wedding day before you plan for more grandchildren?鈥
His mother rolls her eyes playfully at him as she sits down next to him on the loveseat. 鈥淚鈥檓 just moving things along,鈥 she protests with a grin on her lips. 鈥淚鈥檓 not getting any younger, Carlos Reyes.鈥
Carlos gasps dramatically. 鈥淎re you calling yourself old, Carlota Reyes?鈥
鈥淲atch it, smartass,鈥 his mother answers with narrowed eyes. 鈥淛ust because you鈥檙e an engaged man doesn鈥檛 mean I can鈥檛 ground you.鈥
Carlos throws his head back as he laughs, the giddiness he鈥檚 been feeling since TK said yes to his proposal bursting out of him as it has for the last week since it happened. He keeps reliving the moment, how beautiful TK鈥檚 smile was as he went on one knee. The way he鈥檇 bobbed his head up and down in agreement before getting the words out. Laughing and crying as he finally said yes and let Carlos put his ring on his finger, before also going to his knees to kiss Carlos, smiling the whole time. They hadn鈥檛 made it off the floor and instead made love right there, letting the dinner Carlos planned get cold.
鈥淵ou鈥檙e getting married, nene,鈥 his mother whispers, pulling him out of the wonderful memory. Looking at her, he shakes his head at the tears he finds in her eyes.
鈥淯h-uh,鈥 he scolds her softly. 鈥淵ou cried when we told you, and you cried earlier when we came into this party. We still have months of planning the wedding and the wedding itself. You have to pace yourself woman, or you鈥檙e gonna dehydrate.鈥
His mom lets out a chuckling sniffle that makes Carlos grin. 鈥淏andito,鈥 she says with fond amusement before the humor leaves her face for something more serious. 鈥淵ou鈥檝e come so far,鈥 she says softly as she reaches for his hand, holding it between her warm and loving ones. 鈥淚 still remember the day you told me you liked boys.鈥
Carlos smiles at her words even as he feels a lump forming in his throat. 鈥淲e were in the kitchen making pozole, and I just blurted it out. I couldn鈥檛 hold it in for a second longer.鈥
Carlota nods in agreement. 鈥淵ou looked so scared,鈥 she says remorsefully. 鈥淚 had never seen you look like that, and I hated it.鈥
鈥淚 wasn鈥檛 scared of you, Mami,鈥 he whispers, feeling his eyes sting at her sudden sadness. 鈥淒eep down, I knew you would love me no matter what 鈥 I just didn鈥檛 want to disappoint you.鈥
鈥淥h, my love,鈥 his mother breathes out, and Carlos can鈥檛 help the tear that breaks free, sliding down his face. 鈥淵ou have never in your life, not even for one second, disappointed me, ever,鈥 his mother lets go of his hand to run her fingers through his hair before cradling his face. 鈥淢y beautiful son, you have been one of my greatest blessings, and I鈥檓 so proud to be your mom. You hear me?鈥
Carlos gives her a shaky nod, the tears rolling freely before he鈥檚 pulled into a tight and fierce hug by her. He sinks into it the same way he did when he was fifteen years old in their kitchen, freshly out of the closet.
鈥淚 love you, mi coraz贸n,鈥 she whispers into his ear, and all Carlos can do is squeeze her tighter as he tells her he loves her too. He鈥檚 not sure how long they stay like that, but they only pull away when they hear a clearing of someone鈥檚 throat. Separating, they find a pair of green eyes looking at them with affection.
鈥淗ey,鈥 TK says softly with a hesitant smile on his face. He鈥檚 still holding Adrian in his arms as the little boy plays with the collar of his shirt, trying and failing to pull it into his mouth. 鈥淵ou guys okay?鈥
Carlos is still wiping at his face when his mother stands up in front of TK.
鈥淲e鈥檙e good,鈥 she says to him with a smile. She reaches out to touch TK鈥檚 face like she did just moments ago with him. Carlos feels his heart fill at the way TK leans into the touch. 鈥淵ou promise to love and take care of him, mijo?鈥
TK looks over at him. The love shining in his eyes takes Carlos鈥 breath away.
鈥淎lways, ma鈥檃m,鈥 TK says to his mother with the utmost seriousness. 鈥淚鈥檓 going to spend the rest of my life making sure your son feels safe, happy, and loved, I promise you.鈥
Carlos feels his heart slam against his chest at TK鈥檚 conviction and the absolute devotion he hears in his words.
鈥淭hat鈥檚 my favorite white boy,鈥 his mother teases with a wide grin, proving she spends too much time with his sisters. He rolls his eyes when it makes TK laugh with delight.
Carlota goes to her tiptoes as she tugs TK forward, kissing him on his brow. She takes Adrian out of TK鈥檚 arms, cuddling him when he whimpers a bit. 鈥淵es, yes, we all know TK is your favorite,鈥 she says to the baby, kissing his hair as he settles in her arms. 鈥淏ut it鈥檚 your uncle鈥檚 turn to cuddle with him for a while.鈥
She flashes them a smile as TK comes to sit next to him. 鈥淢y son is too chicken to tell you, but I鈥檓 not,鈥 she starts, smirking when he urgently shakes his head at her. 鈥淚 want more grandkids, soon.鈥
鈥淢ami,鈥 he groans deeply while TK stammers as he tries to answer.
鈥淲e 鈥 ah 鈥 I mean, we鈥檒l try our best, Carlota,鈥 he finally says, his face a shade of pink.
Carlos sighs deeply while his mother smiles widely. 鈥淪ee,鈥 she says, pointing at TK victoriously. 鈥淕etting in good with the in-laws. He鈥檚 a smart one.鈥
Carlota gives them one last smile before she turns from them to join the rest of the party.
鈥淧lease don鈥檛 listen to her,鈥 he says once they鈥檙e alone. 鈥淪he鈥檚 a meddler.鈥
鈥淚t鈥檚 fine,鈥 TK assures him with a soft smile. 鈥淚t鈥檚 early, sure, but I love that she鈥檚 excited about us having kids in the future. She and my dad are going to spoil the hell out of them.鈥
Carlos feels his heart race at the casual way TK mentions their future children, he might not be ready to talk about it, but it doesn鈥檛 mean his mother is wrong. He dreams on the regular about what having kids with TK will be like. The thought fills him with warmth and happiness.
鈥淲e have time,鈥 he answers instead, getting a smile in return.
鈥淲e have the rest of our lives,鈥 TK assures him, reminding Carlos of the promise TK made moments ago to his mother.
鈥淪o you said,鈥 he says quietly. He lets out a soft exhale as TK leans in, rubbing the tip of his nose against his before he presses his lips to Carlos鈥 mouth. He lets TK kiss him, soft and slow, taking his time as he steals Carlos鈥 heart for the millionth time with one of his kisses.
鈥淚 meant it,鈥 TK whispers as he breaks the kiss but doesn鈥檛 pull back. This close, Carlos can see every emotion in his stunning green eyes. 鈥淓very day for the rest of our lives, I鈥檓 going to wake up with one purpose. To make sure you are happy and that you know just how much I love you.鈥
Carlos presses his forehead against TK鈥檚, overwhelmed by his words. 鈥淢e too,鈥 he promises back. 鈥淓very day, sweetheart. All I want is to make you happy and keep you safe.鈥
TK smiles; he gives him another gentle kiss on his lips, and then another on his cheek, followed by a third across Carlos鈥 jaw before he rests his head on his shoulder. Carlos wraps an arm around his waist, holding him close. They stay like that, quietly basking in their love and the future they have to look forward to, while around them, the rest of their combined families continue to celebrate with them.
Holding the love of his life, Carlos can鈥檛 help but agree with his mother. From that scared 15-year-old in their kitchen to now. How far he鈥檚 come.
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plush-anon7 months ago
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Happy Halloween Scooby Doo! Review
Muahahhhahahhahahaha! Thanks to the Walmart tradition of stocking movies for sale weeks before the intended release date, I have myself a copy of what claims to be Scooby Doo鈥檚 FIRST Halloween adventure!
鈥n spite of movies like Witch鈥檚 Ghost and Goblin King, holiday specials like WNSD鈥檚 A Scooby Doo Halloween (which had a haunted Scarecrow too鈥), BCSD鈥檚 EL Bandito (for Dia de los Muertos - obvs not the same, but most companies act like it) and Halloween, The NSDM鈥檚 Halloween Hassle at Dracula鈥檚 Castle, and the DTV short film Scooby Doo and the Spooky Scarecrow (which, ironically enough, did NOT take the opportunity to feature Dr. Jonathan Crane).聽
So let us take a look now at Happy Halloween Scooby Doo! and see whether this film will be a graveyard smash of a treat, or a black licorice bomb of disappointment.
Full review (and SPOILERS TO GO WITH IT) are below the cut in my new review format; if all goes smoothly, I鈥檒l go with this for future Scooby films.
WARNING: This review is very long.
One minor note before we begin: the Special Features actually include BCSD鈥檚 Halloween, WNSD鈥檚 A Scooby Doo Halloween, and PNSD鈥檚 Ghost Who鈥檚 Coming to Dinner
...so they were AWARE this was not the first Halloween adventure of the Scooby gang, and yet still use that tag line. Hm.聽
Still, kudos for including them - this鈥檒l help boost the reasons to keep this movie, if it turns out to be a real Milk Dud of a movie *ba-dum tish* :D
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The movie starts off rather abruptly, actually - no slow pan over the setting, just WB Animation credit and BOOM, we鈥檝e cut to a Halloween parade and Elvira is talking.聽
I鈥檓 of a mixed opinion including Elvira on top of having Bill Nye and a Batman Rogue - while she most certainly fits the Scooby aesthetic, it doesn鈥檛 feel as grand an impact after her weird little cameo in Return to Zombie Island (ugh) and I鈥檓 not sure how well the movie will balance her in wait a minute
wait just a
WAIT A MINUTE
Did - did that parade float skeleton just sing Crystal Cove as the town鈥檚 name?
oh no.聽
Oh No.
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....also their song is terrible and they should feel terrible.
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Fred: We got him! Banh Mi Shop, second floor!
me: the heck is a Banh Mi Shop?聽*mild googling noises*
So I guess Jonathan Crane really had a craving for a Vietnamese sandwich before he enacted his Halloween scheme.
...you think he鈥檚 a lemongrass chicken type of guy or a BBQ pork guy? It鈥檚 always hard to guess at these things, esp when coffee and pumpkin spice aren鈥檛 on the table (as per fanon, of course)
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Velma: We have a flawless track record!
So I guess WB is just gonna ignore the past few DTV retcons established in 13 Ghosts and Return to Zombie Island?
I mean that rather defeats the purpose of them existing at all, but fcuk YEAH I can get behind throwing that retcon garbage out of canon!
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And STAY OUT!!
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Shaggy, talking about ghosts being real: I鈥檓 like the boy who cried wolf - I keep warning you but like, you won鈥檛 believe me until I finally get eaten!
Yet again, Warner Bros makes a wolf reference to Shaggy. Yet again, I am torn asunder between wanting werewolf!Shaggy in a new Scooby property, and fearing for the appearance of werewolf!Shaggy in a new Scooby property.聽
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Velma: Point is, being afraid is a waste of time!
Scarecrow, LITERALLY EXPLODING THROUGH A BRICK WALL three buildings away:
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He鈥檚 floating through the air and t-posing to assert his dominance 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ
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Gods bless animation 馃榿
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Daphne @ Shag and Scoob locking themselves in the van: Are you serial?
Me: wait, SERIAL? *re-reads captions* yup, that says 鈥渟erial鈥.聽聽
Is this an editing mistake? I don鈥檛 think that works here鈥nless that鈥檚 supposed to be a joke on how they always do this. But then why would that be an irritating surprise, they literally do this EVERY episode 馃檮
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Oh hey, Red Herring鈥檚 Party Screams truck has Red Herring running out of it
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Could this be a hint to how the story goes? The villain appearing on a literal Red Herring?
Naaaaaah, WB鈥檚 not THAT smart
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So if we take @captainbaddecisions鈥嬧 crack theory on Jonathan Crane being Shaggy鈥檚 uncle seriously, does this mean that Jonathan is using magic to fly, float fear toxin orbs around himself, and making things explode, a la the family trait of Crack Theory A?聽
Logically he鈥檚 probs using wires or magnets or some shit, but it鈥檚 a fun thought to entertain 馃榿
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Welp, we finally get the opening credits! 鈥 with Jonathan Crane smashing through the Mystery Machine鈥檚 windshield, set to a slow poppy song straight from the 60s, and spewing the title of the film out in glittery pink mist.
All the while Scooby and Shaggy throw candy at each other, deliberately obtuse to the cloud of fear toxin enveloping their friends and the townsfolk, the steady destruction of the Mystery Machine they鈥檙e laying in as multiple cars crash into it and send it spiraling, and the general mayhem and destruction that Scarecrow is causing
Never change, guys, never change
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I just choked on my lemonade
There鈥檚 an article plastered to the roof of the Mystery Machine titled 鈥淭alking Dog Confounds, Ignites Ethics Debate Over Dog Labor鈥
ahahahahaha
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Annnnnnnnd there goes the Mystery Machine, tumbling in the air and over the roads with Shaggy and Scooby still inside without seat belts. Will they perish in this horrible road accident? Will Death finally come to claim them at last?
Of course not. This is Shaggy and Scooby we鈥檙e talking about - I鈥檓 almost positive they can survive anything up to and including a nuclear bomb. This is child鈥檚 play to them.
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So they 鈥渃apture鈥 Scarecrow鈥 by pinning his cape to a tree with crossbow bolts.聽
And they do not try to at least tie up his arms or his hands in ANY capacity.聽
JUST the cape.聽
...you know, Velma, for a team with a 鈥渇lawless鈥 track record, you guys are making a hecking TON of mistakes in facing against one of Batman鈥檚 ROGUES GALLERY, ESPECIALLY with no Batman in sight, good freakin鈥 grief. 馃槱
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Yaaaaaaaaas, this Scarecrow design is LUSH
He鈥檚 got the lank, the height, the BTAS costume colors, the elongated face with beaky nose and pointed chin and angular cheekbones, the eyebags like Gucci, the furrowed brow鈥 honestly the only thing missing is the more reddish color hair, and even that isn鈥檛 mandatory. I love 馃槏
Not to mention the HOT DAYUM voice he has - low and velvet rough and so godsdamned particular in a way that could either tie in to obscuring a southern accent as in fanon or just as a stringent academic, oh my yes. He鈥檚 voiced by someone called Dwight Schultz, who鈥檚 most well known for playing Captain 鈥楬owling Mad鈥 Murdock in the OG A-Team show, and someone called Reginald Barclay in Star Trek TNG and Voyager, if any of y鈥檃ll know that character in particular.聽
And of course, the first line he says is a delightfully wry 鈥淥h, but I AM getting away with it,鈥 with the sort of smirk that absolutely lends credence to why he鈥檚 a threat to Batman, and not some simpering wimp that can be defeated with some crossbow bolts in a tree.
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I think I鈥檓 going to enjoy this movie at least somewhat, so long as we get to see him 馃グ馃グ馃グ
(tho on a side note: Daphne why on EARTH are you trying to film Crane saying the meddling kids line? Do you have a video compilation of past villains who鈥檝e done that, and you hope to add his to it? Was your phone damaged when you went up against the Riddler a few DTVs ago and you want a second shot at recording a Gotham Rogue saying it? Bc I don鈥檛 think a Gotham Rogue would be too pleased with seeing himself as a Mystery Meme on the Youtubes, you get what I鈥檓 saying?)
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Okay, so the floating orb things are explained away as fear toxin bomb drones somehow鈥 despite looking nothing like the other drones and being much smaller with no visible propulsion, while also flying unassisted through and around objects to explode against places once flung鈥
(tho interesting note, none of them are aimed directly at the crowds, just behind them - odd, that)
But how did he heckin鈥 FLY at the beginning?
Yeah, they show him wearing wrist-mounted grappling hooks at the end of the intro song sequence, but they are NOWHERE IN SIGHT at the beginning - and I do mean in sight, since he emerges against a backdrop of flames. There was nothing there (see the T-pose above for further evidence), and nothing there when he FLEW THROUGH THE MYSTERY MACHINE鈥橲 WINDSHIELD AND FLEW BACK OUT AGAIN. And these things are pale silver, which stands out like crazy against the darker backgrounds, so no hand-wavy 鈥榯hey were always being used鈥 bullcrap we鈥檝e seen in other movies.聽
Hmmm *scribbles in notepad* note to self, add notation concerning Crack Theory A on magic!Shaggy to 鈥淯ncle Crane鈥 theory files - evidence denotes that Crane is able to fly (or at least hover in mid-air unassisted) for terrorization purposes. May boost strength of CTA by family association, lending credence to magic inheritance along the bloodline...
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鈥淎vocado Toast Generation鈥? Crane, I honestly don鈥檛 know if you really mean that, or if you understand just how much that phrase gets under any Millennial/Gen Z kid鈥檚 skin. Having seen multiple variations of your character, it really could swing either way (tho kudos on the dead switch idea - very nice 馃憤馃徎)聽
Although this does lead to an interesting stand-off: Fred, upon seeing the town threatened with 3 days worth of fear toxin, immediately moves to let Crane go, while Velma stops him and refuses to consider compromising if it means Crane escapes.聽 They both look legitimately frustrated at the other for taking the stance they do.聽
Fascinating~
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Hmmm
Crane honey, I don鈥檛 know if your drones are made of flash paper and hope, or if Scooby and Shaggy are using the reeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaally old candy (the stuff made about ~3 years ago most neighborhoods give out to the teenagers that knock around midnight on Halloween) to shoot them down, but either way you may wish to speak with the manufacturer about this
Then again, this IS Shaggy and Scooby - they probably could鈥檝e spat marshmallows at the drones and brought them down with equal success and explosions聽
(and good on them for shooting those down! Atta boy 馃憤馃徎)
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Aw dang it
1. They still have Crane captured and now in handcuffs (despite having鈥 you know鈥 NOT been bound by anything except cross bolts in his curtain cape thing)
2. Dwight Schultz has decided to pitch his voice higher and more nasally than what he has. Hopefully this is more of an incredulous sort of pitch than something that sticks for the rest of the movie, ugh.
Also, I think they鈥檙e framing the movie to be more Velma-centric this time around - she鈥檚 the one explaining to Crane how they tracked him down, apparently through a piece of fan mail he sent Elvira (is that the only reason she鈥檚 there? Also why was Velma examining random pieces of fan mail for toxins, Elvira probs gets hundreds a week irl) and it looks like they鈥檙e framing something up on how fear isn鈥檛 something you can pretend isn鈥檛 there. neat!
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whajit
53rd?聽
53rd?!?!
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ONLY 53rd?!?!?!?!
Boooo, Scarecrow鈥檚 WAY more popular than that! I call foul
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Okay why is Daphne鈥檚 schtick so far to spit laaaaaaame slang after every sentence Velma says
I would rather this not be her schtick
Actually could she go back to filming mystery stuff, bc at least I can pretend it鈥檒l build into the OG Zombie Island Daphne
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Phew, his voice has returned to its low, raspy goodness
also, Crane needs to learn about personal space, good grief
(interesting clue brought up tho - Crane only steals tech that CAN鈥橳 leak his toxin, ergo it can鈥檛 be tracked until he releases it. Sensible use, given that Batman probs tracks it if it does.)
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Velma: I鈥檓 not afraid of you, Crane. Fear is an illogical reaction to an imagined threat.聽
Crane:
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Crane: Fearless, then. Intelligent. Proud and stubborn. You remind me very much of the one person in this world I care about.聽
uhhhhhh
Yourself? Harley? Edward Nygma? Ichabod the raven? Idk, I鈥檓 honestly curious as to where this thread will go 馃馃馃
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Fred, leaning against the Mystery Machine: Guys, it鈥檚 gonna be okay. She told me!
O_o
Fred? Honey? Are you sure you weren鈥檛 supposed to join Crane in the transport vehicle back to Arkham?聽
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OH SWEET JESUS SHAGGY GREW YAOI HANDS
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WHAT THE HECK聽
THAT鈥橲 WAY MORE UNNERVING THEN YOU GUYS NOT BEING AFRAID ANYMORE
(although the fact that they鈥檙e both unsettled by NOT constantly shaking or having their heart racing is honestly kind of heartbreaking. Y鈥檃ll need therapy, good grief)
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Shaggy and Scooby just chewed up candy (wrapper and all) to make themselves a Halloween costume of鈥 what looks like barfed-up candy (ew)
Before then proceeding to dance so well that everyone around them also starts dancing in a 60s-70s era rainbow light show and giving them candy
I worry for these two sometimes - that kind of power seems to be getting to their head 馃槵馃槵馃槵
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Oh hey, acid green toxic waste is spilling from an 18-wheeler onto the Fear Toxin drones and emitting a purple pink haze that envelops a pumpkin patch! That won鈥檛 do anything suspicious at all I bet!
(wait is Poison Ivy going to come into this at some point)
(also major kudos to the music here - very 80s horror synth, I like)
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So the Pumpkins have grown faces, limbs, consciousness, the ability to fly and a lust for human flesh
And they appear to be led by the Pumpkin King of the Pumpkin Patch mentioned in the Charlie Brown Halloween special
He鈥檚 not as friendly as I pictured him being, sadly 馃槙
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Why is this random ass cop coming up to FD&V to say that they鈥檙e in over their heads鈥 AFTER the mystery鈥檚 been solved?
Like dude, you鈥檙e only making yourself suspicious at this point, go home
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Huh, interesting - the gang are being interviewed for a tv news network while they鈥檙e considered the town heroes
Why am I getting bad vibes from this鈥
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Eh, it鈥檚 probably nothing
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Velma: {Shaggy and Scooby} are, um鈥 REALLY into the Halloween spirit.聽
Shaggy: THIS ISN鈥橳 COSPLAY, VELMA!
I鈥檓 dying 馃槀
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Holy Shit
Velma just snapped and went off on Shaggy and Scooby for acting scared and doing nothing to help wrap up the mystery
(even though these guys are the ONLY reason that the gang didn鈥檛 have to choose between setting Scarecrow free and poisoning the entire town for 3 days straight, but hey, what do I know - I鈥檓 just writing an in-depth reaction post to this movie and taking note of details like this, clearly I know nothing *eye roll*)
Last time I saw Velma critique the guys鈥 usual mystery solving shenanigans, it was much more low-key and without knowing they were nearby
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But I鈥檓 sure that鈥檚 just a coincidence
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What the
Bills?
Bills?!?!
Fred just mentioned that fixing the Mystery Machine was going to leave a hefty bill and that they may need to get dishwashing jobs to earn money
Which is more of a job you might expect a high schooler to get on the go and yet
They actually have to pay bills聽
How old are they here??!
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wait a tic
THIS is how they introduce Bill Nye?
He just calls up Velma with no explanation other than Velma saying 鈥淥h hey, it鈥檚 Bill Nye!鈥
I just - what?!?!
How do you know him so well that he can just pull up your number and call you, and then geT YOU A NEW FREAKING CAR LIKE
WHAT?!?!?!?
Was there a Scooby episode with him in the past two years where the fcuk did this come from
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Also the car is dressed like Bill Nye
And he can talk to the gang directly as the car
So that he can solve mysteries with them whenever he wants
This鈥 this was not what I was expecting to come about from the Bill Nye cameo聽
(alas, poor predictions of being Crane鈥檚 roommate, you will not come to pass this day) 馃様
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Ooooo, purple haze throbbing on the horizon! That鈥檚 always a good sign of things to come! 馃榾
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聽And now Daphne鈥檚鈥 asking Elvira to mentor her fashion wise. And Elvira鈥檚 taking her on as her unpaid intern/personal assistant.
Yooo, movie, can you pick a direction and stick with it for Daphne? You鈥檝e gone from her spewing outdated slang to wanting a costume for trick-or-treating, and now this.聽
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Welp, now I can say I saw a giant pumpkin dog vore an old woman
I didn鈥檛 WANT to see that mind, but I guess I can say it now 馃槓
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OH SHIT NO
IT TURNED HER INTO A FLYING PUMPKIN SHAPED LIKE HER FACE
ABSOLUTELY UNSETTLING, 0/10 WOULD NOT RECOMMEND
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At least we get a nice scene of Daphne kicking the pumpkins鈥 collective butt
Something normal
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Elvira: WOW! You鈥檙e a regular Mary Sue!
*falls over cackling*
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And now there鈥檚 a giant purple fissure opening up in the concrete to swallow the town of Crystal Cove whole聽
(good, i whisper softly into the darkness of my living room. Let it fall)
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Man, I feel so bad for this single father right now
He鈥檚 gotten wrapped up in all of this nonsense with his daughter, and he is just Distraught at being chased by Jackal Lanterns, having the town collapsing under his feet, and having to gorge jump in his sedan to get away from the worst of it
It鈥檚 okay, Mike Dad - we would feel the same way in your shoes
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Hologram Bill Nye is wearing Cat ears and cat whiskers/nose, and is cleaning his hands like a cat cleans its paws
Why was this the movie we found out Bill Nye was a furry
Why Warner Bros聽
Why would you inflict this upon us in a Scooby Doo-Scarecrow mystery
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Hey, can Jonathan Crane return now? The movie needs its dignity back.聽
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A clue on the whys here - the town was built on top of a MASSIVE lithium deposit, with the talks to mine it being scrapped due to environmental concerns. That鈥檚 actually a decent lead in for why some聽
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Welp
The Jackal Lanterns just went full Mad Max with the Halloween Parade floats and cars
No, I don鈥檛 have any idea why either, just roll with it
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Nice, they confirmed that Fred鈥檚 full name is still Frederick Herman Jones XD
Also a great little action sequence with Daphne - while there鈥檚 not much movement, they frame the scene dynamically, with some good quick wordplay. Very nice.聽
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Velma has a mind palace
Aight
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Velma: Shaggy, I could kiss you!
Oh, to hear this as a child, when I still hardcore shipped Shelma *sigh*
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Oh thank gods we鈥檙e going back to Scarecrow again
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Shaggy ate some Scooby Snacks, leapt out of a moving vehicle, and onto the backs of two flying pumpkins that he promptly reined in to fly to Crane鈥檚 prison transport
...yet again, I am amazed at the sentences I am led to type for Scooby Doo DTVs
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Ah, how very Hannibal Lector of you, Jon聽
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Man, he actually looks very meek in normal clothes - red long-sleeved shirt and grey slacks
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Hmmm
So Crane ISN鈥橳 behind the Jackal Lanterns - in fact he鈥檚 outright befuddled by them. This means his whole spiel to Velma earlier about both of them being caught in the same trap was鈥 metaphorical? The breakdown doesn鈥檛 actually go into WHY he thinks they鈥檙e in the same trap - Crane鈥檚 whole schtick is tied to accepting fear, not denying it, so why would they be the same?
Either way, someone is using both him and Mystery Inc to do something to Crystal Cove (please be Red Herring, please be Red Herring, please be Red Herring)
Actually, that reference at the beginning really WAS a red herring - they framed it as being Jon the whole time when it wasn鈥檛. Kudos!
Additional kudos to having Jon be seen more out of mask than in - he is a looker, and I aim to look as much as I can ;)
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Annnnd Daphne鈥檚 now trying to convince Elvira to switch clothes with her
I don鈥檛 get it - how on earth did we get from Daphne trying to find a good costume for trick-or-treating to asking Elvira to switch oh there it is nevermind.
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There is literally a scene where a giant buzzsaw is slicing towards Crane
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and he just
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stares at it
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going 鈥渉uh, that鈥檚 different鈥
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And I LOVE IT
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And here we have another fascinating scene: Velma going to free Crane from his cell, as Daphne tells her to just leave him to die by pumpkin
I鈥檓 wondering if they meant to draw a parallel between the two here - Velma starts by reciting a nursery rhyme, then overcoming her fears in order to release madness to take control. It鈥檚 not done very cleanly - mainly bc we barely have any time with Crane in this movie - but I wonder if they meant to insinuate that Crane was like Velma once, where he refused to acknowledge he was afraid, which caused him to lose focus on his initial goals
Idk, ignore my ramblings
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Crane, smirking: I鈥檒l need my personal effects - extenuating circumstances.
Me, fanning myself: I鈥檒l need you to remove yours first
(i am not even kidding, Crane is an absolute DILF in this movie and it flusters me. Stupid sexy animation)
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YAAAAAAAAAAASSSSS
SCARECROW TO THE MOTHERFCUKING RESCUE BABY, SCYTHE AND FCUKING ALL!!!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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FCUK YEAH THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
HE HAS A DANCE LIKE QUALITY WITH SOME OF HIS FIGHTING MOVES
VIOLENT DANCING BRINGS THE GIANT JACKAL LANTERN DOWN BABY
THEN HE BACKFLIPS AND GYMNASTIC SWINGS INTO THE VAN
ROCK IT SCARECROW FCUKING ROCK IT
(minor note here, but the subtitles show Dr. Crane instead of Scarecrow - unsure if that鈥檚 more that the movie calls him Dr Crane or if it indicates he鈥檚 acting more heroic than villainous)
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GODDAMNIT
THE GIANT PUMPKIN SNUCK VINES INTO THE VAN AND STOLE HIM BACK聽
WHEN CRANE WAS... wearing a seatbelt before, but isn鈥檛 now.
...
BOOOOO
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Yet again, we find a Scooby movie that attempts character development, but with Velma
Unlike Shaggy鈥檚 Showdown however, I鈥檓 mixed on how successful it is.
For starters, Velma hasn鈥檛 been this cocksure in other DTVs we鈥檝e seen, so it鈥檚 a bit odd to see it now. While not 100% out of place - after all, the gang DID capture one of Batman鈥檚 Rogues Gallery on their own - it still feels a touch forced. Compare that to Shaggy鈥檚 Showdown, where Shaggy has ALWAYS been a coward (one that, in more recent years, writers have had willing to abandon his friends for safety), so the character development there feels more natural.聽
The progression of events with Velma actually work somewhat okay - but again, here鈥檚 where past DTVs come to bite them in the ass. The past handful have had the gang be wrong, have had them fail, or catch the wrong guy. This makes Velma鈥檚 attitude here at odds with the other films, something that sticks more due to a character that鈥檚 appeared in the past few films as a minor inconvenience - a Sheriff who keeps telling the gang not to interfere, they鈥檙e doing things wrong, etc. If this had been a character who was completely wrong in the past AND SHOWN TO BE WRONG FOR HIS OPINIONS, while the gang never guessed wrong, this would work much better. Unfortunately, it doesn鈥檛, and here we are.聽
I think it would have flowed better if Velma鈥檚 cockiness came solely from catching Crane on their own. Have a random cop character or reporter or whatever (just not the recurring cop), insinuate that the gang is in too deep with Scarecrow, that he should be handled by the adults or professionals or whatever. Velma could bristle, overcompensate, and THEN fall from her pedestal like we see, reach out to the gang and commiserate over feeling scared, and grow. Again, it鈥檚 not too far to reach for, but they handle it poorly; as a result, the outcome feels a little more shoehorned in.聽
It鈥檚 an honest shame, bc we haven鈥檛 had a Velma centered story since Frankencreepy, and we all remember what a hideous fcuking mess THAT was *shudders*. Still, it somewhat gets its point across, I guess.
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Fred why did you rip your shirt off
Actually better question why do you not have nipples
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Awwwwwww
Velma just apologized to Shag and Scoob for snapping at them earlier, and admits how she doesn鈥檛 appreciate how much they make Mystery Inc what it is
Also she eats a Scooby Snack with them and admits they taste pretty good
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Huh
Velma鈥檚 mind palace is the Mystery Machine driving through space
Also Shaggy and Scooby are able to telepathically follow her in and communicate with her
Literally, they actually followed her into her head telepathically, and show her their memories of things she hasn鈥檛 gotten to see tonight (while also possibly enhancing her ability to remember things, given how much DETAIL she captures perfectly of things that she would maybe have glimpsed in a millisecond AT MOST)
...another tally for Crack Theory A of magic! Shaggy and Scooby *scribbles*
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Fred, be very very thankful that there are no people operating those pumpkins in person cause uhhhh
Those traps would be spraying red instead of orange
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Another weird music choice - the gang goes up to fight the Jackal Lanterns, but the music is the same 60s bubble we heard earlier聽
Not terribly atmospheric, really
(wouldn鈥檛 a Smashing Pumpkins cover of Scooby Doo be more appropriate, or did you guys spend all your money on hiring Elvira and Bill Nye?)
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Dang
Velma just admitted her fears and jumped into the mouth of the Mega Pumpkin, before getting Fred to use the app from earlier to shut it down, revealing it to be a giant drone surrounded by smaller pumpkin drones
This feels鈥 counterintuitive, but I鈥檒l try to explain at the end
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Okay
I鈥檒l admit it
The Whodunnit is actually pretty decent in concept
There was a sprinkling of tidbits that could be assembled for the final conclusion and still make a decent amount of sense, all to find the sheriff doing it聽
Only he isn鈥檛 a sheriff
He鈥檚 a former Tech CEO who was also busted by the gang years ago in a case the Sheriff kept bringing up throughout the movie - due to his prison sentence, he lost more than half his wealth and the opportunity to expand it further with the Crystal Cove Lithium deposits
He was also someone who sold tech to Crane for his fear toxin distribution, where he got the idea to frame him for it
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(tho on a side note, Crane is an absolute dork and a terrible liar - just look at the email he sent XD and that profile pic, my gods)
He deliberately picked at the gang for the past few DTVs (specifically 2: Return to Zombie Island and Curse of the 13th Ghost) to fracture their confidence, undermine them, etc - all so that in one fell swoop, he could retake his fortune, frighten everyone in town away from the mines so they couldn鈥檛 interfere, frighten away the gang (while also ruining their reputation as mystery solvers), and take Crane off the docket so he couldn鈥檛 identify the CEO when he pretended to be the sheriff
This鈥 is actually a pretty damn good plan, for a Scooby villain. He was patient, manipulative, and clever, learning how best to tie up loose ends and win back what he lost. A clever revenge story that came so close to coming to fruition, and could have honestly been sold convincingly鈥β
...if it hadn鈥檛 been done so much better in Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.聽
Yeeeaaaah, this movie basically lifts the rough framework up from that one - past mystery villain comes back to attack the gang and ruin their reputation (tho this one decides to also make his fortune back and tie up loose ends with former criminal contacts, a la Crane). Gang is embarrassed in front of the news folk, another villain is framed for it (like Old Man Wickles of the Black Knight fame), and the gang must reconcile to foil the villain for good.
Although it also??? Merges elements of Frankencreepy in it?? The movie is focused on Velma, who is struggling to admit when she鈥檚 wrong (which ties into her fear, somehow鈥 I鈥檒l think on that point a little) and things purportedly go haywire when she won鈥檛 bend. This鈥 isn鈥檛 illustrated as well here, since there鈥檚 very little direct cause-and-effect from Velma鈥檚 actions that would prove this point - that insisting her way is the right, best, and therefore only way to go ends up making things worse.聽聽
As much as I despised Frankencreepy (and I DESPISED IT), it did do that part well - showing that refusing to budge on something can lead to you hurting your friends (literally, in that one), and that admitting you were wrong and need help isn鈥檛 the end of the world.聽
(that movie also had former villains returning to gain vengeance upon the gang using psychological warfare, hm - may need to go over that one again, unfortunately).
It鈥檚 a shame, too -聽 the basic elements for this plot are all here, they just need to be polished and reworked a bit to make a really fascinating movie.聽
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Anyways, back to the asshat CEO who just鈥 faked being a sheriff. Because white people can get away with that so long as they have the outfit and the car *throws up hands* (the sad part is this is probably something that actually happens)
As he drives away we see a familiar silhouette looming in the cornfields, watching him approach
Velma had Bill Nye on speaker, so he could record the entire confession for the federal officers nearby (who were taking Scarecrow back to Arkham), and track the phone signal to his exact location
And right as his holographic call cuts out, we see the shadow of a Scarecrow looming over him, causing him to scream.
When the feds arrive at his final location, both his body and the money have vanished. The car still sits, engine running, before the crows leering over him from the field vanish into the sky.聽
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Now that he鈥檚 dead, the gang walks and finds themselves at a Halloween party, with friendly faces and good food. The mystery is solved, though the culprit may never be found again.聽
Then Daphne admits to NOT trying to steal Elvira鈥檚 costume for Halloween, but instead trying to steal Elvira鈥檚 identity and replace her.聽
Something that she鈥檚 apparently nearly gotten away with on past mysteries working with Phillis Diller
*sighs* movie, why couldn鈥檛 you just stick to the costume schtick? This is just鈥 so much worse.聽
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From there, Elvira walks off to wrap things up, reveal the monster face on the back of her head sans wig (which was also a monkey), and start the credits, where we see the gang working to bring the Mystery Machine back to its former glory a la Frankenstein pastiche.聽
This movie鈥 this movie is a hot mess, but at least it鈥檚 an OKAY hot mess.聽
It really does feel like someone started writing a decent Velma-focused movie concerning the Scarecrow and a past Mystery Inc villain interfering, but was bogged down by notes from higher-ups: Wait! Write in Elvira! Also write in Bill Nye! Hey, let鈥檚 have a Mad Max car chase with the Jackal Lanterns! And have Daphne obsessed with literally becoming Elvira! Also make reference to things that we鈥檒l insist be explained this way instead of a way that makes sense! Great!
(seriously tho, we never find out who Crane cares about most that reminds him of Velma, what the heck?)
It鈥檚 like two or three different scripts were smooshed together without being cleaned up - stuff is said that doesn鈥檛 get resolved, the celebrity guests don鈥檛 get to breathe much and feel squished together, and the build-up for the villain feels鈥 less impactful, even knowing that he鈥檚 been in the past two films.聽
It might have worked if he鈥檇 been in鈥 let鈥檚 say like 5 or 6 DTVs in a row, speaking roles for dissing the gang growing in each (ex start with 鈥淕ood job kids! But maybe next time, leave it to the professionals, okay?鈥 and growing more bitter from there), but only 2 feels kind of meh. Still, I do appreciate the clues we got to collect together, and they all work in the final breakdown of the scheme - some DTVs can feel like they pull stuff completely out of nowhere, so kudos there.聽
I appreciate what they wanted to do with Velma - give her a character development arc similar to Shaggy鈥檚 in Shaggy鈥檚 Showdown. Unfortunately, it wasn鈥檛 set up quite so neatly: they blended her 鈥榬efusal to admit fear鈥 with her overconfidence that she was always right, and it led to a weird conclusion. To face her fears, she leapt into the Giant Pumpkin, which鈥 proved that she was right all along about it being fake, and that solves things somehow. It doesn鈥檛 address how she can get something wrong sometimes, it doesn鈥檛 really address what she鈥檚 afraid of (which is honestly quite good: she鈥檚 afraid of failing in a way that allows bad guys to escape justice and in a way that hurts her friends), it鈥檚 just a bit of a mess. Points for aiming the focus the right way (and in a way that DOESN鈥橳 sexualize the underage teenage girl, unlike some DTVs cough cough Frankencreepy cough cough), but it鈥檚 very very messy how it goes about it.聽
The movie actually balanced pretty well for the whole gang - no excessive focus on one leaving the rest in the dust (too much at least - Fred was a touch underdeveloped, but nowhere near as annoying as past iterations have been. Shaggy and Scooby were kind of meh in some places but great in others, while Daphne was just odd. I think they were trying to recapture the BCSD Daphne characterization, but they failed. Still, she did spend some good time kicking ass with the pumpkins, so that was fun.
Now for the Rogue, Jonathan Crane. If you like Crane, this movie gives you: maniacal Scarecrow, calm and creepy Crane, a brief glimpse at fanboy!Crane (he admits in his own awkward way that he鈥檚 a fan of Elvira, and later tells her he loves her work - it鈥檚 fun), and (best of all for me) a heroic Crane - one who helps the protagonists and ends up kicking ass pretty damn well, brief as it was. And while DILF Crane is always a treat, he feels underutilized in this. In comparison, Scooby Doo/Batman Brave and the Bold really utilized a lot of different aspects of Riddler, to the point he actually does feel pretty menacing by the third act. It鈥檚 a shame we don鈥檛 quite get that with Crane, but I do love seeing him 1. More out of mask, and 2. Acting as a good guy (in his own way), so he鈥檚 enjoyable on the whole.聽
I kind of wish that the whole movie was spent more with Crane, but again, the script is a bit of a mess on this part - the fact that he鈥檚 not completely screwed over is a goddamn miracle.聽
Elvira was鈥 okay. She didn鈥檛 have much of a purpose beyond getting the plot started and giving Daphne some hooks to play off of. Bill Nye (abrupt as his introduction was) did provide some necessary elements to the mystery, as well as the tech; he wasn鈥檛 too bad by the end. (still a touch bitter we didn鈥檛 get ex roommate Nye, but hey, what can you do)
Humor was鈥 mixed. Some good, some meh, but very few long enough to feel painful. Some bits felt extraneous at times, but they did help to build to the conclusion, so points for effort.
At the end of the day though, I鈥檓 probably keeping this more for Jonathan Crane than anyone else. It does have a lot of fanfic potential tho 馃馃馃
That鈥檚 all from me tonight, folks! Hope you enjoyed my own little breakdown of the movie.聽
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