Saturday, 16 January 2016
Good old-fashioned Disney — maybe a touch scary for very young kids. There’s nothing really great about this movie but it is entertaining enough to watch for 9+ age group. The cinema was packed when I went to see it and, judging from the audience response, it was appreciated. Jack Black is great as R L Stine, the author of the Goosebumps books, with other cast mostly average in their performances. The story is ok with the special effects monsters and characters providing most of the high energy action and suspense. For a holiday movie for the kids it’s entertaining enough.