Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Bath To The Future
Release Date: 10 April 15 | 93 minutes Director: Steve Pink Cast: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase
This nit- witted sequel
to an already- forgotten raunch- com omits t he star- power and kitsch appeal of t he orig inal for a series of if fy “f uture shock” gags. In t he orig inal Hot Tub Time Machine, John Cusack and his idiotic friends take a dip into the titular plot device and zip back to the ’ 80s to right a few wrongs and chase around their teenage crushes. Smartly, Cusack sits out the sequel, but the rest of the crew are back for another round of time- jumping antics.
Corddry’s Lou Dorchen – inventor of billion dollar internet search engine “Lougle” – is fatally shot in the crotch during a party. The gang gets drunk and hits the hot tub to go back in time and stop the murder. Instead, they accidentally zoom 10 years into the future. Whoops. When they get there, they find that Lou’s still alive. Or is he?
There are some clever moments amidst all the gunshots- to- the- balls awfulness, including a surprising and very funny cameo by Chevy Chase and a witty “What if ?” end- credit sequence, but for the most part, the film clobbers you with gross ideas like a future game show where the loser endures forced anal sex. While slight, the original at least had the benefit of gratuitous ’ 80s nostalgia and the timeless charm of Cusack. The follow- up just feels like half- baked sketch comedy.
Perhaps the funniest thing about this sequel is that it exists at all. Who asked for it? And what’s next, Sex Drive 2? Ken McIntyre Clark Duke is a big comic book fan. Recently he’s been enjoying They’re Not Like Us, Sex Criminals and Satellite Sam.
Barry’s bowl of soup had very strange croutons.