[!--QuoteBegin--][/span][table border=\"0\" align=\"center\" width=\"95%\" cellpadding=\"3\" cellspacing=\"1\"][tr][td]Quote (Richard @ Jan. 20 2003,12:24)[/td][/tr][tr][td id=\"QUOTE\"][!--QuoteEBegin--]No bad language, no sex, not too violent. [/quote]
Richard posted this concerning Scooby Doo and he is quite right.
Or is he... hmmm.... :idea:
There is no foul language and it's not really violent, but if you think the movie is devoid of sexual content, look again. They really, really, really want you questioning Velma's sexuality--it's very ambiguous. Actually, you don't even have to look very hard. If you don't believe me, watch the DVD deleted scene of Velma singing in the bar--who's she singing to? hmmm... :idea: Perhaps they cut that scene because it made their intention a little too obvious. Take a closer look and listen and you'll also catch a little drug humor.
Now, you're saying to yourself, "So what, SoaPMan?"
Well, I point it out to illustrate something most people don't realize and it applies to the discussion of old/new cartoons as well. People point to the "good old days" and contend that movies/cartoons didn't used to be that way. Ah, but who could forget the cross-dressing Bugs? As an avid movie buff we could sit down together and watch these "pure" films or look through some comics inked under the guidlines of the infamous "Comic Book Code" or watch a little Buggs and I could point out a dozen matters of inuendo and subtext. While things are more overt today, they really aren't as different as we'd like to think. Sometimes I think the old way was worse because it truly reflected a "hidden agenda" by the studios. I'm talking about something as simple as Audrey Hepburn looking for her shoes under the bed or something as obvious as that minor, next-door neighbor character you know has to be gay. Even the language skirted the obscene...
I mean, you do know how to whistle don't you? :D
Something to think about...
As for Richard's review, I agree with the rating, but would like to point out that Matthew Lillard nailed the part of Shaggy and Linda Cardellini was brilliant as Velma. Their performances alone are worth the rental if you ever watched the toon as a child.