‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ Trailer: The Dumbest High Concept in Hollywood History is Back For Another Dip
The original ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ feels more like something a group of stoners came up with and giggled about for a few hours than an actual movie. And yet, it exists. And it made enough money to justify a sequel. And that sequel now has a new trailer. Ladies and gentlemen, the ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ trailer!
The sequel seemingly picks up a few years after the first film ended, with our cast of heroes (minus John Cusack) having abused time travel enough to transform themselves into figures of wealth and influence. But Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry can’t leave well enough alone and embark on a new time travel voyage, only to find themselves in a future where things haven’t gone their way. Naturally, they have to pull a ‘Back to the Future Part II’ and prevent this rotten future. Meanwhile, the wonderful Adam Scott joins this bumbling crew, filling in the Cusack gap.
And yeah, it all looks as stupid as you’d think, but also as funny as you’d think. The first film is no classic, but it has enough funny people doing funny things for 90 minutes to justify the cost of a movie ticket. While the trailer seems to indicate that this will pretty much be a carbon copy of the original in terms of structure, the new futuristic setting should hopefully provide enough inspired material for these guys to riff on. Seriously, we could listen to Robinson improvise all day. Plus: Adam Scott!
‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ opens in theaters on February 20, 2015. You can watch the previously released red-band trailer below.