GOOSEBUMPS Dont worry! Our lives are in the hands of Jack Black.
  • GOOSEBUMPS "Don't worry! Our lives are in the hands of Jack Black."

Somewhere there's a 14-year-old who just learned how to inhale who's going to enjoy the bejeezus out of Goosebumps. It's middle-grade mindblowing: The author is a character in his own story. There are also a lot of seven-to-11-year-olds who are going to enjoy the bejeezus out of Goosebumps, thanks to not-too-scary action sequences and silly monster sight gags. And, plausibly, there are some 21-year-olds for whom the Goosebumps franchise represents a connection to a childhood they're not quite sure they're ready to leave behind, and sure, they'll enjoy it too.

Enjoying the hypothetical enjoyment of imaginary seven, 14, and 21-year-olds isn't quite the same as enjoying a movie, but it's probably where most adults will land on this one.

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