Saturday, September 14, 2019

My Review Of "Debunkers Inc"

"Debunkers, Inc" is Matt Thompson's family friendly mystery adventure. The film stars Josh Pinkowski, Izzy Pollak, Blake Kevin Dwyer, Nicole DuBois, and Ryan Andrews. "Debunkers, Inc" is a very generalized Scooby gang styled high school mystery movie. 

The Debunkers are a band of amateur detectives who will do anything to become heroes (and make a buck while they’re at it), the self-proclaimed “premiere Mystery Debunking business in the state of California. These boys are willing to fake it till they make it, and so far they’ve solved only a handful of petty mysteries, but they’re about to get the assignment of a lifetime.

"Debunkers, Inc" is very family friendly. The thought that kept coming to mind was that - this film reminds me of the Saturday series 'The Inspectors' about college kids interning for the Inspector General's office of the Postal Service- or something like that. Only in style, campiness and very soft drama. Only with "Debunkers, Inc" there is a direct link to the Scooby Doo concept. 

The story and overall intend is a cute, simple adventure mystery with an element of paranormal activity which sets up this group of high schoolers for a chance to show their skills. It's murder mystery in a very benign way, There is no violence and the film never gets anywhere close to thriller territory. It is all mid-morning weekend i/e approved. 

The acting is disjointed and a bit too theatrical, which if the whole concept would have been to go camp, would have been okay. But the supporting cast and a lot of the situational stuff stays bland and straight which creates a clunky, disenchantment air that causes the entertainment value to struggle to take off. Overall "Debunkers, Inc" is only going to appeal to a small, select audience. Like I said, that weekend mid-morning kiddie crowd. Unfortunately though, the movie never reaches it's inspired target as Scooby approved. (2.5/5)

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