Superintelligence vs Hubie Halloween
Superintelligence (2020) vs Hubie Halloween (2020) 2-in-1 review
Look, I don’t want to do this. Either of these. I thought grouping them together would help since I didn’t write a full review for Hubie earlier, but I’m sitting here loathing writing about these two “comedies” that add up to a grand total of three hours, twenty-eight minutes I will never get back. (Save the six minutes I watched from Hubie Halloween the first attempt to get through it. So here’s your summaries: Hubie Halloween is an Adam Sandler comedy on Netflix. Superintelligence is a Melissa McCarthy comedy on HBO Max.
So I don’t know if either of these will show up on my Top 10 Worst Films of 2020, but gosh I can’t wait to just forget these two exits. And to do so, I have to write about them. So yeah, I think they are both very bad; not as bad as the worst these two have offered, but bad nonetheless. Hey look, if you have these services and you want to settle for Hubie Halloween of Superintelligence on the basis that they aren’t as bad as Jack and Jill (2011) and The Happytime Murders (2018)- hey you knock yourself out!
For starters, neither of these movies are funny. Ben Falcone’s consistently lazy direction continues to show just how unfunny observational comedy can be when you toss in people awkwardly interrupting each other. It’s like a two hour SNL sketch that was funny until two minutes in. Granted toss in James Corden as a the AI who has chosen celebrity James Corden as his voice and its at least funnier than Adam Sandler’s dumb accent. Hubie Halloween has one or two laughs, but it’s just the same juvenile humor that we’ve come to expect from Sandler by now. These comedies aren’t funny.
Hey at last Hubie knows its a comedy! Superintelligence is a painfully bland romance wrapped in a comedy that clichés its way to a predictable finale. Hubie Halloween, despite pulling off clever twist, feels like Adam Sandler throwing a pity party for himself by declaring that everyone is mean to him for no reason. Now that said, the Superintelligence lands such a boring third act that I started pitching a better ending in my head where the Earth gets destroyed by the AI but Carol and George still end up together! Yup woulda coulda shoulda.
So the nicest thing I can say about these two movies is, as I mentioned before, that I didn’t utterly hate myself for watching them. But in the end neither are worth the few chuckles they offer. Hey if watching Melissa McCarthy try to climb onto an oversized beanbag chair for what feels like five minutes is your thing, have at it! And if you just LOVE annoying Adam Sandler voices making fart jokes, good for you! (I think?) I didn’t care for either of these. 4/10 for both.
So Hubie Hallween and Superintelligence? Have you seen either of them? What did you think? And what are your favorite and least favorite comedies from these two? Be sure to leave a like or a comment below and let us know! And if there are more movies you want us to review, let us know in the comments!
-review by Ryan Prince