GOOSEBUMPS (2015) Review
Directed by Rob Letterman
Surprisingly, the film entertains in a way that it doesn’t make you feel stupid. Goosebumps is funny, energetic and full of surprises. The story is predictable though, no surprise there, but its simplicity is somewhat refreshing. Yes, the film could’ve gone bigger, deeper or maybe darker but its treatment as a family-friendly fantasy is indulging enough for what it is. Jack Black is still in his usual acting but it fits his character that you won’t mind him being annoying at all. It’s a safe pre-Halloween treat for the whole family. Goosebumps doesn’t go too far in being complicated but it still manages to put something for the heart.
The film doesn’t pretend to be anything else, it’s clearly meant to entertain the audience. Mixing horror with comedy sometimes doesn’t work, but with the right material such as this one, the film celebrates both the horrors and fun in a rightfully blended way for the whole family.
OUR RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
“Goosebumps” opens in Philippine cinemas on October 21, also available in 3D from Columbia Pictures Philippines. Rated PG by the MTRCB.