Despite having 90% less Jack Black (in physical form, he still provides the voice for ventriloquist dummy Slappy), and a complete change of cast, I actually enjoyed this a lot more than the first movie. Better paced, with a more fun cast, Goosebumps 2 takes its time relishing in the creepiness that is Slappy, the ventriloquists dummy. Having him create havoc within a family environment before he unleashes the rest of his Halloween gang on the town. Took my daughter and nephew to see this and they loved it. Great fun.