It’s been a while, so I thought I’d get back into the swing with something I was utterly looking forward to.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
It was shit.
I can’t really leave it at that, though that’s pretty much all it deserves.
There may be some spoilers in this article, though the only thing that really spoils the movie is actually watching it.
Ok, in all seriousness maybe because I was such a fan of the first movie and I had such high hopes that I fell from that sky scraper of an expectation onto footpath of concrete reality… wooooosh….BLurrtk!!
I must admit that the first Hot Tub Time Machine wasn’t exactly cinematic brilliance but it was along the same lines as Better Off Dead and it took me back to my childhood so I ended up loving it. It had character and some quirky awesomeness not to mention John Cusack who while has been in some completely balls up decisions of movies has also done some kick arse movies. High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank, Say Anything, Stand By Me and Sixteen Candles.
Lou (Rob Corrdry) was a great secondary character in number one, but he couldn’t cut it as a main focus of the second movie, and the movie completely lost direction without Adam (John Cusack). Half the movie the characters referred Cusack’s character only for him to appear right at the end and then disappear equally as quick. The movie was crass without being funny crass, it was unimaginative, it had haphazard writing/script and completely came across as having “Let’s make another one because we can” vibe.
There were about 2 things that I liked about the movie, a Choice cameo by Lisa Loeb and a quick entrance and exit of John Cusack, his exit is how I felt watching the movie.
I’m sorry to bring you such a downer of a review, but do yourself a favour watch anything but this.