Goosebumps Review – Is It As Good As The Books?
I remember reading the Goosebumps books as a kid and wondered how they could possibly turn it into a movie. Well they did it!
Was it as good as the series? Hmm kind of.
Goosebumps books VS the movie
I say kind of because when I was a kid the Goosebumps books were amazing; you were given choices to take the story in different directions. You ultimately chose how the story ended. Then once you had finished you would go back and read the alternative options and see how different the story would go. Unfortunately the new Goosebumps books that my kids read lack this option. They are just a straight up chapter book. While they aren’t bad, they aren’t anywhere near as awesome as they once were. So when comparing the movie to the new-age series, it is smack bang on. The kids love it!
I should mention though that my kids are not typically scared easily and this one gave my 7 year old nightmares. I personally would not have thought it would but perhaps it would be an idea for them to watch it during the day instead of at night.
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series.
It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange- He is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorise the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.
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