Aug 282014
 

R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: Have You Seen My Ghoulfriend? is a sequel to a 2008 DTV flick that I honestly never heard of, let alone having seen. This is your typical young adult entertainment with slapstick comedy, low key humor, bad dialogue, so-so acting (the highlight is Bella Thorne) and a story maybe those used to shows on the Disney Channel will enjoy, for myself it was a chore to even get through.

 

 

R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly:
Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?

(2014)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Comedy, Supernatural, Fantasy
Universal | PG – 90 min. – $26.98 | September 2, 2014

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Peter Hewitt
Writer(s): R.L. Stine (book); Rich Correll (screenplay)
Cast: Bella Thorne, Ryan Ochoa, Madison Pettis, Roshon Fegan

DISC INFO:
Features:
DVD Copy, Digital Copy
Number of Discs: 2

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 24.9 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SUMMARY

Max (RYAN OHOA) only has eyes for Cammy (BELLA THORNE), the smart, popular redhead at school. When Max finally scores a date with Cammy on Halloween, Phears (CHARLIE HEWSON), an evil ghost with plans on taking over the world, unleashes his ghouls and things go haywire. With the help of his ghostly pals, Tara (MADISON PETTIS) and Nicky (ROSHON FEGAN), can Max thwart Phears’ evil plot, help reunite his ghost friends with their long lost parents and still make his date with Cammy on Halloween?

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5

This release comes with a semi-glossy slip cover. Inside are a standard DVD Copy and a redemption code for the Digital Copy. Otherwise, no features have been included.


VIDEO – 4.25/5

R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? comes to Blu-ray with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer (MPEG-4 AVC codec). As any new movie should, this less than stellar budget movie still looks pretty good with sharp detail levels and colors appear to be vibrant during daylight scenes and some decently starkness for the nighttime shots.

AUDIO – 4.25/5

The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track has crisp and clear dialogue which is consistently understandable using the center channel while the others are mostly relegated for ambient noises, the generic DTV score and other off-screen action. It’s nothing profound but has enough depth to make it at least an enjoyable aural experience.



OVERALL – 2.0/5

Overall, R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: Have You Seen My Ghoulfriend? is a sequel to a 2008 DTV flick that I honestly never heard of, let alone having seen. This is your typical young adult entertainment with slapstick comedy, low key humor, bad dialogue, so-so acting (the highlight is Bella Thorne) and a story maybe those used to shows on the Disney Channel will enjoy, for myself it was a chore to even get through.

The Blu-ray released by Universal is basic with no features while the audio and video transfers are both well done.

 

Published: 05/19/2014

 

 

 

 

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