Season of sandler
When it comes to Adam Sandler movies, you can expect several things: his usual cast of friends, his weirdly unique humor that he infuses in all of his comedies, and of course the sand man acting in a juvenile and silly character. Your level of enjoyment for his films will depend solely on how much you like Sandler as either an actor, a comedian or both. Last year's Uncut Gems showed everyone the rare dramatic side of Sandler that we seldom see, proving that given the right role and script he has an exquisite level of madness to his acting that shows how much range he has. In fact he has so much range that him choosing to do another goofy comedy just proves he can manage to do both silly and serious roles and could care less whether people i.e. critics take him seriously or not. So it comes as no surprise Sandler gave his latest movie an inane title such as Hubie Halloween while sporting a character type that similarly reminds me of Bobby Boucher from The Waterboy, speech impediments and all. The plot of the film revolves around all around nice guy Hubie (played by Sandler no less) who self-appoints himself as the guy who looks after people's safety during Halloween. The issue is that majority of the townsfolk don't take him seriously and ridicule him at every given moment. However, strange occurrences start happening on Halloween night where people start disappearing, and Hubie takes up the underappreciated duty of figuring out the mystery. Usually when it comes to Sandler's comedies, we don't get much in terms learning morals or anything resembling
character development, so it comes as a surprise to find both elements here. Perhaps Sandler's brush with dramatic roles recently is starting to rub off on him and he's now starting to show it in his comedies. You'd think a movie involving a man-child loser who gets berated by both adults and teenagers wouldn't have any semblance of a theme and yet there's an actual lesson of expressing kindness to others and Sandler's typical character is quite tolerable this time around. Hubie Halloween is actually a level better than the previous comedies Sandler has produced in recent years despite what many are saying about the film. It's still silly but nowhere near as terrible as Ridiculous 6, so in the least your time won't be wasted.