Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Reviews

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October 15, 2018
The plot of Goosebumps 2 is a strictly join-the-dots affair with external threats and family friction all resolved at the drop of a hat.
October 14, 2018
Half the laughs, half the frights
October 14, 2018
It serves its purpose.
October 13, 2018
The movie even feels cheaper than the first film. It feels more generic.
October 13, 2018
I didn't hate the movie, I just didn't care enough.
October 13, 2018
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween actively avoids all of the charm and literary homage of the original film without adding anything new to the already established formula.
October 12, 2018
It just doesn't make for a particularly engrossing 90 minutes for any grown ups who are dragged along to share the fun.
October 12, 2018
These films are stuck 30 years in the past.
October 12, 2018
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween didn't scare up any of my interest, my ghostly indifference to Sarah, Sonny and Sam's collective plight a most frightening outcome to say the least.
October 12, 2018
A scene mimicking the original's meta momentum also illustrates overconfidence with which vendors flood markets with stuff that's glanced at, passed up and eventually priced to move - true in costume aisles on Halloween night and now your multiplex.
October 12, 2018
It's less like watching a sequel and more like walking into a lacklustre haunted house that was inspired by the first film. It looks good, but not much of it is funny, scary, novel, interesting, or even all that entertaining.
October 12, 2018
It's fun in fits, but those bright spots of macabre events and monster happenings are few and far between.
October 12, 2018
Such genre pieces almost always follow the law of diminishing returns ... [T]his series skips the diminishing part and jumps right into the arena of diminished.
October 11, 2018
Haunted Halloween is stunted by relying too much on monster intro-scares.
October 11, 2018
Might pass muster as inoffensive eye-candy for the pre-teen set, but it certainly doesn't improve on its mediocre predecessor, or bode well for any future installments.
October 11, 2018
Goosebumps 2 is sadly lacking in creativity. There was no effort to generate a new storyline. The formula was just poured again into the sequel flask.
October 11, 2018
The novelty has worn off, and Lieber and Sandel offer nothing to replace it. It's stupefyingly humdrum, with none of the first movie's scares, laughs or charm.
October 11, 2018
Goosebumps 2 is in far too much of a hurry - and perhaps too eager to be widely accessible - to be actually scary or wholly effective.
October 11, 2018
It replicates the template and the atmosphere of the original, but it lacks invention and emotional investment.
October 11, 2018
All the humor and charm that anyone tries to muster gets sucked into the whirlwind of animated monsters thrown at the screen.
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