It’s interesting to see how Jack Black’s has evolved over the years. Pushed as the next great comic talent, he never had an amazing breakout hit as a headliner aimed for an adult audience and carried him into that Will Ferrell territory. Curiously his biggest hits have come from animated fare and he’s now settled into a late career resurgence as the headliner of child’s fare. Between the Kung Fu Panda franchise and now Goosebumps Black is now the prominent voice for a generation of child’s fare.
Simple premise. Black is R.L Stine (the author of the book series of the same name) and an unpublished manuscript in the Goosebumps franchise has opened up. Shenanigans ensue.
If it sounds familiar it’s because it’s nearly the same identical plot as the original Goosebumps. The beats are the same but the villains are different.
If you need a couple hours to keep the kids occupied and they want a scary film, you can throw this on and not miss a beat. As a scary film, or a Halloween film, you aren’t missing much by skipping this as a grown adult.
Nothing too amazing, just the usual suspects of deleted/extended scenes, et al.
Sony presents Goosebumps 2. Directed by Ari Sandel. Written by Rob Lieber and Darren Lemke based on “Goosebumps” by R.L Stine. Starring Jack Black, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell. Run Time: 90 minutes Rated PG. Released on DVD: 1.15.19
Tags: Goosebumps, Goosebumps 2