Directed by Rob Letterman
Starring
  • Jack Black
  • Dylan Minnette
  • Odeya Rush
  • Ryan Lee
Screenplay by Darren Lemke
Genre Action, Comedy, Family
Certificate

PG

UK Release Date 5th February 2016

Summary

When Zach Cooper (Minnette) meets his new neighbors Hannah (Rush) and her father R.L. Stine (Black), the famous author, he accidentally frees the monsters from the fantastic tales. It’s up to them and  Zach’s best friend (Lee) to put them back inside their books.

Is The Plot Interesting?

I surprisingly enjoyed the plot of Goosebumps; it’s entertaining and lots of fun. I didn’t expect much from the plot (I haven’t read the books) and I was hesitant at first but I got dragged into the world of monsters just like everybody else.

Goosebumps 1

Is The Acting Good?

Jack Black is so funny in Goosebumps… I had forgotten how funny he actually is. Odeya Rush and Dylan Minnette, who’s becoming more and more of a familiar face, was good as well. 

Is The Directing Good?

Rob Letterman doesn’t do a bad job at directing Goosebumps but it’s not the best directing I’ve seen. It’s good enough that you don’t notice it for the wrong reasons but it doesn’t stand out as being really good.

Jack Black

Is The Cinematography Good?

The cinematography fitted in well with the style and tone of the movie which made it look more visually appealing. I also noticed that the cinematography was very clean and precise.

Is It Worth Watching?

Goosebumps turned out to be a one of the better, more enjoyable family movies I’ve seen. It’s funny, entertaining and has lots of fan service for the people who love R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books. 

3/5

You just released every monster I’ve ever created!

– Jack Black as R.L. Stine