Halloween-O-Meter: Hubie Halloween
Halloween-O-Meter: Hubie Halloween (2020)
Netflix’s new comedy Hubie Halloween stars Adam Sandler as Hubie Dubois, the town fool who gets a chance to prove himself when strange events begin occurring on Halloween. The film was written by Sandler and one of his usual writers Wim Herlihy, and directed by another Sandler regular Steve Brill. Hubie Halloween was released just last week to surprisingly mixed reviews, with most claiming that it is simply better than most of his recent comedy work. That’s not hard.
Yup! No opening this time! Why? Cause I got maybe 6 minutes into this garbage and couldn’t do it anymore. What’s that? You don’t think it’s fair to review a movie I didn’t watch? If you honestly feel that way, you can publicly defend a bad film that Adam Sandler said he would make if he didn’t get an Oscar nomination, and I will watch the entire film and review it. In the meantime, I spent 6 minutes watching Sandler toss so many celebrities at the camera that it felt like a season of SNL. No I don’t care that it’s a connected universe.
So what did I hate so much in this that I had to turn of it? Well for one I didn’t want to sit through 102 minutes of potty jokes. Based on the opening, I would have. Second I called the entire story based on the setup, looked it up, and yeah I had no surprises to look forward to besides other famous people wasting their time. Oh what else? The on the nose music, the weird story that needs to be told about the choreography behind a chase scene, the horrible character setup- No I think what did it for me is Sandler’s dumb accent. I couldn’t do it for another minute!
Adam Sandler is 8 years old. 1/10. (Okay look I can’t actually rate the movie because I didn’t finish it. It’s a rule. So just, maybe take this lack of review as a warning that this film is NO better than any other bad Adam Sandler movie! Sure it’s no Jack and Jill (2011), but being burned alive is better than freezing to death. It doesn’t mean I want to do either!
Halloween-O-Meter: I mean I guess if you live Sandler this fits the bill. I’m going to refuse to acknowledge it though, siting the lack of creativity and effort that he and his friends do with $20+ million dollars that could be spent making a good movie. 0 Baby Talking Idiots out of 5.
Yeah no wrap up this time. I guess let me know if I should bother finishing it to be fair? Ugh please don’t though. I don’t know how much more 2020 can throw at me…
-review by Ryan Prince