“Hubie Halloween” Review

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The poster for “Hubie Halloween” Copyright to: Netflix, Happy Madison

Carson Zorn, Writer

Adam Sandler is back with a new Netflix comedy and it’s just in time for Halloween. “Hubie Halloween” debuted on Netflix on October seventh, and honestly, it wasn’t that bad. Here are my thoughts:

 

It’s been awhile since Adam Sandler has made a comedy movie that made me laugh, which is the one thing a comedy should do. Almost all of his Netflix outings have left a bad taste in my mouth. Between the six of those prior to this, I’ve maybe laughed six times, and at least four of those times were in “Murder Mystery,” so that should speak to the quality of the other five. But for some reason, this movie made me crack up a lot. It reminded me of the good Adam Sandler movies that came out in the 80s and 90s. Now, don’t get me wrong it’s nowhere near the quality of Happy Gilmore or Billy Madison, but it’s at least a step in the right direction for Adam Sandler’s comedy career.

First off, the movie is genuinely funny. I found myself laughing every 5-10 minutes, and some of those were full out belly laughs where I had to rewind ten seconds to see what I missed while laughing. There was some good physical comedy, slapstick comedy and some great one-liners. However, there is still a good amount of the usual Adam Sandler-style “Toilet Humor”, which is unbearable to watch. Sandler also does this annoying voice for the character of Hubie throughout the film, and it makes the character very hard to understand at multiple points. I don’t know if he thought the voice was funny or not, but it wasn’t. So the humor is very hit-and-miss, but that’s the normal for almost any comedy movie. The story is also a mess, but I’m not going to knock the movie too much for that, because I didn’t watch an Adam Sandler film for the story. 

So, it has all the flaws of the average Adam Sandler comedy, but it is also funnier than the average Adam Sandler comedy of recent years. All the actors and actresses seemed like they were just having fun with their roles, and I had fun watching the movie. That’s the perfect word to describe this movie: fun. It’s a fun, funny and easy watch that got me in the Halloween spirit, and that’s enough for me to recommend it to everyone.

 

Score: C+