Top 10 Misconceptions/Flaws of Scooby Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf

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Scooby Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf was one of the best Scooby Doo movies of all time.

But while it had a great plot and storyline, there were a lot of misconceptions and flaws on it compared to most Scooby Doo movies.

The Top Ten

1 The Moon in Perfect Position for 3 Nights

When Count Dracula and his monsters tried to turn Shaggy into a Werewolf, it required an event every 500 years, where the Moon was in "perfect position" for 3 nights.

Obviously this is not true.

For the Moon to be in perfect position:

1. It must be full.

2. It must be at the opposite-most position from the Sun, where it reflects the Sun's light and we see it at maximum.

It's obviously not true for it to be in "perfect position" for all 3 nights, the Moon can't turn full for even a second, and once it reaches the opposite-most position from the Sun, it leaves, as it's constantly in orbit around the Earth-Moon Barycenter (which orbits the Solar System Barycenter), and therefore it's too late.

Therefore on the second night, right when it reached that perfect position", only was it then it was truly in the perfect position and full, so therefore on the first night, it was too early, and it hadn't really entered that ...more - nelsonerica

2 The Car Race

In a car race, cars race hundreds of miles per hour and require a lot of fuel.

But in this movie, the "cars" "raced" not much faster than driving in School property.
Also they didn't use much fuel.

So therefore it was a slow drive - nelsonerica

3 The Air Pump

Air pumps are usually for tires, but it grew Scooby and Shaggy's car back to normal size.

You can't grow a whole car back to normal size with just an air pump.

Unless the pump had a growth type of radiation, it's simply not possible to grow a car with a simple air pump.

This is definitely a flaw. - nelsonerica

4 The Two Monsters looked like Fat Humans

The Hunch Bunch may have been monsters, but they looked more like humans who were hunchbacked and fat, while it was easier to tell one of them with the gross language, they still looked like humans rather than monsters, so it was not easy to expect them as monsters. - nelsonerica

5 The Technology

Since the movie was in 1988, technology was still kind of primitive.
Especially the holographic projection of Count Dracula.

Holograms weren't invented yet at that time, and his appearance around the race was done with a holographic projector by his mates.

Also we don't have the technology yet to invent a shrink ray, so there couldn't have been one in the movie since it was released in and took place in 1988. - nelsonerica

6 The Engine

In one part, Dracula detached the car engine, but Scooby and Shaggy pressed the button and it still worked.
And not to mention the air at the altitude of 35000 feet is -49 degrees Fahrenheit, so they'd freeze to death immediately. - nelsonerica

7 The First Class Scene

When they flew out of the Tombstorm, and found out they were on First Class, they were really first class outside a Plane.

You can't ride outside a plane without attachments or protection, as the air outside it would blow you off, which didn't happen to them or their car.
Also they would've gotten Altitude Sickness from the low oxygen at that height and died. - nelsonerica

8 The Cars

The cars were fine, but some of them were made of food and could handle extreme conditions.
One of them was made of slime, another was made of mummywrap, and they were handled like real cars.

Obviously one can't drive a toilet paper or slime car, they would break apart before you even get in it. - nelsonerica

9 The Tombstones

Tombstone's can't fly, neither can they produce storms.

This is an obvious flaw. - nelsonerica

10 The Lightning

When Dracula shocked Scooby Doo and Shaggy, they lived, and when they shocked the audience, they also lived.

Unless you're being Benjamin Franklin or Frankenstein, Lightning is very deadly and very unlikely to survive. - nelsonerica

The Contenders

11 Count Dracula Setting up a New Attempt at the End

There's NO way he can set up a new attempt to turn Shaggy into a werewolf that soon.

It can only be done once every 500 years, when the Moon's in "perfect position", and that's not possible either to have for 3 nights. - nelsonerica

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