Comedy / 2020 / PG-13
It's October 31st in Salem, Massachusetts, and a town's eccentric, devoted community volunteer and the good-natured object of his fellow citizen's derision and meanest pranks, finds himself in the midst of a real investigation, for a real murderer.
The leaves are starting to fall, and the pumpkins are coming out because October is finally here, which means Halloween is just weeks away.
With the spookiest holiday of the year comes the spookiest movies of the year, some that will make you want to go out and grab as much candy as you can, and others that will make you want to lock your doors and stay in for the night.
This week, Netflix released Adam Sandler's new Halloween flick "Hubie Halloween" which turns out to be a little more silly than spooky. Before you decide to watch it, we 'll give you all the reasons to sink it (a/k/a not watch it, torpedo it, you know the deal) or stream it.
Reasons to Sink
- If you're not a fan of Sandler's more outlandish movies like "Billy Madison" and "The Waterboy," this is not the movie for you.
- Sandler is sporting an unconventional accent, which approximates what his previous "Waterboy" character Bobby Boucher would sound like as a middle-aged man.
- The storyline can get scattered at times as the main focus of the story and plot are constantly shifting, and can be hard to follow.
Reasons to Stream
- There is a noteworthy amount of celebrity cameos with most of Sandler's main entourage making an appearance.
- The movie brings some nostalgia to the story -- which follows Sandler's often ridiculed, self-designated community protector Hubie Dubois on a mission to uncover a killer. For Sandler fans, there's plenty of treats to enjoy in the form of references to his older films.
- Sandler is able to incorporate his trademark over-the-top antics and action into the ordinary settings to amusing comic effect.
- The Inspector Gadget-esque thermos his character carries around in the film will make you wish yours did more than just hold soup.
Sink or Stream?
In our opinion, "Hubie Halloween" is worth a stream.
As fans of the Sandman, we think it does a great job of providing audiences with his reliable slapstick comedy, while not letting the ridiculousness entirely overshadow the plot.
Sandler in his best comedies does a great job of balancing his absurd sense of humor with genuinely clever stories. Here, he's managed another unorthodox accent and character, while still managing to earn halfway decent ratings from the critics. In these times, there's something to be said for that.
To get into the Halloween holiday spirit, stream now on Netflix!
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