Sure, some of the characters and dialogue are very silly and full of youthful humor, but when it comes to the monsters, they really didn't dumb it down, but rather kept it lively, action-packed, and somewhat scary. It's a great mix of both comedy and mild horror that should be fun for the whole family, along with some decent life lessons. The visual and practical effects were both top notch for a kid's film, which was a delight to see as well, and the performances are all a bit over-the-top, but endearing. For what it is, 'Goosebumps' is a highly entertaining Halloween film, perfect for the whole family, and I'd expect a sequel soon.
ed, WA 32141
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