Goosebumps 2 review: A scary movie for kids!


A sequel to 2015’s Goosebumps has hit theatres on October 26 in India. The action in this film revolves around three kids.

The precocious budding scientist and electricity obsessed Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) whose experiments with wireless electricity follow the trail blazed by his hero Nikolai Tesla, his best friend Sam (Caleel Harris) and Sonny’s older sister Sarah (Madison Iseman) who is an aspiring writer.

According to a review in IANS, the main representative of evil is the charmless Slappy (voiced by Mick Wingert) a sneering ventriloquist’s dummy in a natty charcoal suit, who was found in a dilapidated home which once supposedly belonged to R.L. Stine the original author of Goosebumps series.

Sonny and Sam in their bid to earn some extra pocket money dig him out from the waste along an unpublished Stine manuscript.

There is enough fun in the plot to propel the narrative forward, but they never quite hit the level of its predecessor.

The action lacks the yelling, screaming and running away, that made the previous edition a likable film.

Sony Pictures India had brought the film to the country. The sequel to R.L. Stine’s 2015 hit released in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. The movie also stars Chris Parnell and Ken Jeong.

(With inputs from IANS)