If you grew up in the 90s like I did, chances are, you are familiar with the book series “Goosebumps” by R.L Stine. Though I did not have all books in the series, I remember reading some of them and got very excited when I heard there’s going to be a movie based out of it!
The cast looked promising to me, mainly because there’s Jack Black. I can’t recall all his movies now, but all I know that his movies that I’ve seen never disappoint me. So yesterday I finally got the chance to see it, and here’s my review.. (no spoilers, I promise!)
What is it about
Zach Cooper, a boy in his teenage years just moved to a small town called Madison in Delaware with his Mum. They have a mysterious neighbor with a pretty daughter – Hannah, who quickly became Zach’s friend. One day Zach heard Hannah’s scream from his room and quickly told his mum to call the police. Once they’re there though.. Hannah’s dad claimed that Hannah does not live there and what Zach heard probably was just the stereo sound form his TV! :O But, how could it be? Zach is so certain that what he heard was real… so he decided to bring his friend – Champ, to break in to his neighbor’s house. Later on, Zach, Hannah, his dad, and Champ ended up being stuck in a terrifying adventure…
What I think about it
I love it! Well the movie is very light though. If you’re looking for a horror movie – this is not the right movie for you. But if you’re looking for something entertaining, can make you laugh the hella out of your chair, this is the one! Jack Black as always plays his character well. The teen stars? well each of them have different interesting characteristics and I think all three got just the right balance of story. The movie is fast paced and because I found it very entertaining, I did not realise when it was about to end! There are few corny scenes though, but hey.. don’t think about it too much as this is a teenage movie! being a teenager is supposed to be corny :p I found this movie really entertaining and fun – perhaps this is something that you can enjoy with your kids/nieces/nephews if they are let’s say.. around 8 – 10 years old? I remember I was around that age when I started reading Goosebumps books. In overall, I’d give the movie 4 out of 5 stars.. because I truly enjoyed watching it.