Upset about moving from the big city to a small town, young Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets his beautiful neighbor Hannah (Odeya Rush). The teen is surprised to learn that Hannah's mysterious father is R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the famous author of the best-selling "Goosebumps" series. When Zac...more
Upset about moving from the big city to a small town, young Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets his beautiful neighbor Hannah (Odeya Rush). The teen is surprised to learn that Hannah's mysterious father is R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the famous author of the best-selling "Goosebumps" series. When Zach accidentally unleashes the monsters from the fantastic tales, it's up to Stine, his daughter and Cooper to return the beasts back to the books where they belong. less
“With all its funny and scary moments, Goosebumps makes for an easy watch.”
I have no idea whether it is the school halls in recent times, or just the weak storyline--but GOOSEBUMPS doesnt have anything that will faze middle school students a day before Halloween. It has been that kind of week, I have realised BACK TO THE FUTURE and October 21, 2015 as Marty promised us is in the PAST now--and now that the monsters amidst us are far far scarier than what a pseudo-scary film on screen can throw at us. And in 3D.
It is like Rohit Shetty pushes the Ramseys off the director's chair and starts calling the shots.
NY teenager grieving for a father, and his mum who will be the new Vice Principle of the local high school move to small town Americana. Many many cliches, including ditzy aunt and recluse neighbour with a charming daughter who will take him to an abandoned amusement park check--the books start coming alive and no, not in a Reading Week challenge kind. Recluse neighbour is a celebrated 'young adult' horror writer who cringes at Stephen King's fame as would any decent writer at Chetan Bhagat. And then all the monsters the writer has conjured up take the town hostage the night of the school dance. Any surprises? Jack Black tries to have fun as he snarls about his take on the mysterious Mr Stine. The kids are having a lot of fun, and though it may be a bit scary for the wee ones especially all the reluctant readers you may have been convincing to let their imagination go; it is all harmless fun--kind of those gondola rides you take through a Haunted Mansion at the amusement park. Mr Stine at one stage addresses a class of students and tells them about the important bits of a story, the beginning, the middle and the twist.
The trouble with Goosebumps is that you can see the twists coming a mile away. But its still fun.