Is Hubie Halloween worth a watch on Netflix?
Hubie Halloween starring Adam Sandler is now streaming on Netflix. The new Netflix movie is well on its way to becoming the most popular movie in the world by the end of the month.
That’s what happens when you have Sandler, one of the most marketable movie stars in the world, and a holiday movie released on the world’s biggest streaming platform.
The new Netflix movie tells the story of Hubie Dubois, played by Sandler, who is basically the town hall monitor in Salem every Halloween. Everyone in town makes fun of him, except for Violet Valentine, played by Julie Bowen. This Halloween, Salem is under siege. When people start going missing, Hubie tries to alert the authorities, but they don’t believe him. Hubie tries to solve the case by himself.
Hubie Halloween is every Halloween movie poured into that weird orange thermos and shaken up by Adam Sandler. It feels like Halloween, Hocus Pocus, Werewolf movies, and more. It’s every silly Adam Sandler comedy you’ve ever seen, but it’s just set during Halloween.
I think that about sums it up.
The movie has a huge cast that includes Sandler, Bowen, Kevin James, Maya Rudolph, June Squibb, Kenan Thompson, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Paris Berelc, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Tim Meadows, Michael Chiklis, and more.
If you love Adam Sandler movies, this Netflix movie is a must-watch.
Is Hubie Halloween good?
That’s not really important. I’m sure millions of people will watch Hubie Halloween and enjoy it. To me, that’s the mark of a good movie, if the fans enjoy it.
Does Hubie Halloween leave something to be desired? Of course, but that’s not really the point of this movie. It’s supposed to be silly and make you laugh at the stupid jokes and references. I found myself laughing less, or not at all, at the slapstick comedy and Hubie’s antics.
I did enjoy hearing the characters say, “Hubie Dubois,” over and over. June Squibb, who plays Hubie’s mom, reveals his full name is actually Hubie Shubie Dubois, which is excellent. Another time, Maya Rudolph’s character says “Hubie, do be…” That was fun for a second.
Some might agree that this the “bad movie” Sandler promised audiences with when he was snubbed by the Academy for his role in Uncut Gems, which is also available on Netflix. I don’t think so. There are enough redeeming qualities in the movie to make it watchable for fans of Sandler and the cast he brings with him to every comedy that he’s a part of.
There’s also something nostalgic about Hubie Halloween. I think we all want to watch movies that feel like Halloween during this time of year, and there aren’t that many new movies like that. Hubie Halloween DEFINITELY feels like Halloween.
Hubie Halloween knows what it is and what it’s doing. Director Steve Brill executes the silly, slapstick comedy well. There’s enough story to keep the intended audience entertained, for the most part.
Hubie Halloween is not the best Netflix movie to date, but it’s a low-stakes comedy and holiday movie that will be watched and enjoyed by millions.