Movie Review: Adam Sandler’s ‘Hubie Halloween’

Bianca López, Reporter

Hubie Halloween is a laugh out loud comedy movie. This movie is a great alternative to watch during the spooky season, especially if you enjoy being in the Halloween spirit but tend to get easily frightened.

It’s definitely not Adam Sandler’s best movie but it’s the best movie Sandler stars in for his huge Netflix deal. This movie is available on the streaming platform.

Happy Madison, owned by Sandler, produced the movie. Like all Happy Madison films, Sandler is known for including his usual cast such as Rob Schneider, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James and Maya Rudolph, but this film included more. There are too many cameos in this film.

Sandler’s character in the film is Hubie. He lives in the town of Salem, Massachusetts and he’s the town’s tattletale. With a pure heart, Hubie wished his community to be the safest one in the nation. Despite his pure intentions, Hubie would get under the town’s skin. He was always bullied by everyone in the town for being pure hearted his whole life.

Hubie’s mission in the movie is to unmask the town’s new mysterious monster resident.

Despite the movie being a “horror-comedy”, the costumes weren’t scary. It gives the movie a funny charm to it.

Each character had their own comedic touch throughout the movie. Sandler had a cup he carried in the movie, which we can compare to Dora the Explorer’s Backpack that had everything.

The set designers went above and beyond. Every corner in each scene was filled with extravagant Halloween decorations. The whole movie looked like a park that had haunted houses to walk around and see Halloween decorations.

Something I enjoyed about this film is how the movie honored 20-year-old actor Cameron Boyce. Boyce passed away on July 6, 2019. He was featured at the end of the movie, where he’s seen writing a note with his picture. Disney C

hannel icons and Boyce’s real-life friends starred in the movie, which made it heartwarming and very emotional, especially for the Gen-Z kids who enjoyed watching Boyce in the hit TV show “Jessie” and the film “Grown Ups”, another Sandler film.

Hubie Halloween was most definitely a 2020 Halloween movie hit. It debuted at number one on Netflix during its first two weeks, according to The movie will remain a classic on our screens to watch every year during the fall season. The year of the pandemic had everyone at home instead of trick or treating, but this dark comedy lit a smile on our Jack-O-Lantern’s face.

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