Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Daphne & Velma - Blu-ray Review #spon

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray.  The opinions I share are my own.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.  

Jinkies! Your favorite mystery solving teenagers are back in an all-new, live-action feature length movie!

State of the art robots and high-tech gadgets are common sights at Ridge Valley High, an innovative center of learning for some of the brightest minds in the country, including new transfer student, the bright & optimistic Daphne Blake (Sarah Jeffery) who is excited to finally go to school with her online bestie, the whip-smart & analytical Velma Dinkley (Sarah Gilman). But not everything is as innocent as it seems as mysterious disappearances begin to plague the top-performing students on campus. Once cheery and full of life, kids now appear in a “zombiefied” state - lifeless and shells of themselves. Can Daphne and Velma learn to work together and save the students or will they become the next victims? Get ready for thrills and laughs as we follow the first adventures of Mystery Inc.’s fierce female duo.

Daphne & Velma is available now on  on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on May 22, 2018.  The film stars Sarah Jeffery (Disney's "Descendants: Wicked World") and Sarah Gilman (ABC's “Last Man Standing”), and is produced by Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions. Daphne & Velma carries a suggested retail price of $19.98 for the DVD and $24.98 for the Blu-ray.

My Review:

Daphne and Velma became friends before they became part of the Scooby-Doo gang.  This film shows how the two met and became pals.  Daphne becomes more than an online friend when she starts her education at the same school as Velma.  The school itself is very futuristic and boasts very bright students.  Weird things begin to happen, beginning with male student Spencer.  Soon, many of the pupils are acting strangely.  Daphne and Velma take it upon themselves to solve the mystery.

I enjoyed the acting skills of the two actresses who play Daphne and Velma.  The pair turn out to be a strong duo and show they can fend for themselves.  I think it would have been neat to see cameos or references of the other Scooby Doo gang members but this was still a delightful movie.  Although Daphne and Velma become involved in solving paranormal activity and strange happenings, the scenes aren't overly scary.  I think kids ages 9 to 15 would be most interested in this film.


slehan said...

I think my niece would love watching this. Thanks for the review.

MichelleCat said...

My kids are fans of Scooby-Doo and they would love to watch this! Seems really interesting.