Adam Sandler has done a good too many movies which makes him one of the iconic actors. Starting from Spanglish to Blended to Pixels to Murder Mystery to most recently, Hubbie Halloween, we have enjoyed a lot of Sandler movies. But like every other actor, Sandler too has enjoyed his high as well hit lows.
Despite the use of test audiences and feedback from executives, studios and stars gamble everytime they release a new piece of content into the world. As Sandler’s latest Netflix flick Hubie Halloween hit the streamer, the actor talks about how he distinguishes what will be a hit from the ones that will flop.
“I just got it. You get a feeling. When I have a hit coming, I walk differently. The bones feel better, I hear better, I react better to like ‘Hey, Sandman’ on the street. I’ll go, ‘Hey, what’s up.’
When I got something coming out that’s not going to do well, the bones feel dead, there’s no hop, I’m flat-footed, I hear, ‘Hey, Sandman,’ and I do this [mimics a don’t talk to me motion] ‘No, no.’ You know? [Hubie Halloween]’s a hit,” says Sandler while gauging the success of his new release, Hubbie Halloween.
Most of Sandler’s movies don’t exactly earn a very high acclaim with critics, though many do manage to satisfy his faithful fans.
Films like The Waterboy, Click and Grown Ups are just a few of his movies that were loved by fans and managed to earn well at the box office as well. Of course, that’s not to say that the actor hasn’t experienced his share of critical acclaim during his career.
He was lauded for his performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love and arguably received even more praise when he headlined the Safdie Bros.’ Uncut Gems.