Hot Tub Time Machine Trailer: They Love the 80s


Good news, everyone: After a fairly smashing teaser, the full trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine has been released...and it still looks pretty damn funny. Let's admit that there are so many ways this could have gone wrong -- Adam Sandler could have used the hot tub to learn a cloying lesson, or Broken Lizard could have used the concept to make another movie. Instead, has director Steve Pink pulled off a minor miracle?

The cast looks to be on point: John Cusack as the straitlaced one, Craig Robinson as the wild man, Rob Corddry as the one who was on The Daily Show (de rigeur in the post-Hangover era), and Clark Duke as the one who was too young to remember the 80s era they've been transported to. Most heartening to me, though, is that the team seems to have opened things up beyond the bizarre, one-joke premise this could have been. Like, there are other punchlines! (Too bad about that suddenly dated Michael Jackson joke, though. Perhaps the time-traveling jacuzzi simply was trying to shield them from the forthcoming pain.)



  • John M says:

    Oh no. I must disagree. About this looking funny.
    I disagree that it looks funny. Really at all. And nothing in the resumes of the creative figures behind it encourage me to think otherwise.
    Also, is saying the cast is "on point" another way of saying "the casting is boring and predictable"?

  • kate says:

    It seems obvious to me that Clark Duke is set to explode into a truly breathtaking monolith of douche given any serious amount of fame

  • John M says:

    It's a comedy for people who aren't at all funny.

  • HwoodHills says:

    C'mon! This looks good!
    Corddry was brilliant in What Happens In Vegas, Cusack is always solid and Craig Robinson is always funny. The new kid I have no idea about but assume he's just there to be the one who discovers some important kind of "life-lessons" to take back with him to the future.
    (It's a popcorn movie, folks, not brain-surgery.)
    I'm just wondering (unanswered in the trailer) if there's going to be a "Quantum Leap" element where they look younger to other people?
    (If THAT'S the case, the kid will most-likely be invisible because he's not even sperm yet.)
    But I'm sure there'll be an answer for it.
    It's coming out in March so by then we'll ALL be looking for something fun to watch.
    But then again, maybe I'm just old and looking to see how they handle the time frame elements.
    Who the hell knows?
    (Hopefully someone drinks Bartles & James though.)

  • raincoaster says:

    I am no authority, but this looks INCREDIBLE. I may not see it in theaters, but I will buy it. You've got my word on that.

  • Daft Clown says:

    Thank goodness.

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