Daphne & Velma
- 1h 15m
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Futuristic robots, crazy gadgets and the brightest students of tomorrow are common sights at Ridge Valley High. Home to their newest student, the smart and capable Daphne Blake (Sarah Jeffery) and her online bestie, the tech-savvy hipster Velma Dinkley (Sarah Gilman). But not everything is as innocent as they seem on campus, as mysterious disappearances begin to plague the top-ranked students. Once cheery and full of life, kids are coming back lifeless and a shell of who they once were. Can these two teens get along in real-life and encourage each other to break down their inner weaknesses, and save the town from an eerie downfall? Get ready for a mystery-filled origin story set in modern day millennial heaven to find out.
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Common Sense Says
Live-action tale about high school besties has peril.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Daphne & Velma is a live-action movie that shows how the two female members of Mystery, Inc. (the organization at the center of the Scooby-Doo franchise) met and became friends. Velma, a brainiac who always tries to prove that every paranormal experience can be explained by science, is a high schooler who doesn't quite fit in. Daphne is a child of global-hopping parents who's never been able to settle in one place. This movie recounts their initial "investigation" into a strange occurrence at their high school during their first days together. Cartoon action includes some peril (i.e., cackling robot spiders who attack with lasers, characters held hostage, falls, chases, a scary secret passage), enhanced by eerie music, spooky sound effects, and shadowy ghost-like figures. It's all comic in tone, and no one is injured or killed. Adult characters are either exaggeratedly overprotective or clueless. Racial diversity is played throughout. It's OK for kids who aren't bothered by pretend violence.
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- Release Date:May 22, 2018
- Audio Format:5.1
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