Disclosure: I attended a complimentary pre-screening to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine
Goosebumps Movie Review
Get ready to be thrilled, amused and happy with the new release of Goosebumps Movie. I personally grew up reading the books and it was exciting to see all the cool stories coming out alive. It was also great to show my daughters characters from my childhood.
If you have young children, do not worry and think they will be frightened. I took my 5 and 7 year old and they were both thrilled and happy. Definitely Jack Black (R.L. Stine) steals the show with funny moments, comments and looks.
Here’s the synopsis:
In Goosebumps, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette), upset about moving from a big city to a small town, finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door, and makes a quick friend in Champ (Ryan Lee). But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah’s mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door, he soon discovers that Stine holds a dangerous secret: the creatures that his stories made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Stine’s creations are unintentionally released from their manuscripts, Zach’s life takes a turn for the weird. In a crazy night of adventure, it’s up to Zach, Hannah, Champ, and Stine to team up and get all of these figments of Stine’s imagination – including Slappy the Dummy, the girl with the haunted mask, the gnomes and many more – back in the books where they belong to save the town.
Goosebumps arrives today in theaters so don’t miss it! It’s both great for kids and entertaining for adults. The visual effects are awesome and there’s a sweet storyline that we can all relate.
Check out the awesome trailer: