Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (15)
Director Steve Pink and three of his four leads – minus John Cusack – return for a disappointing sequel to the 2010 hit.
Buddies Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke struggle with the unnecessarily confusing alternate timeline chat writer Josh Heald saddles them with.
The focus is on a boring whodunnit – more of a whocares – over the banter and simplistic scenarios of the first flick for a darker, more caustic tone.
Once again, the best laughs come courtesy of completely random sequences and improvised slagging matches between the co-leads.
Alas, though, this is a lukewarm, less endearing follow-up that makes you hope a return spin isn’t in the offing.