Preview: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Preview: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Release Date
February 20, 2015 (Theatrical)

Steve Pink

Josh Heald

Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, drug use and some violence

Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase

The time travelling team is at it again, only this time they’re using the mystical hot tub in an effort to prevent Lou from getting murdered. Problems arise when they discover to find themselves sent to the future instead of the past.

Why You Should Care About Hot Tub Time Machine 2

The first one was pretty great
Sci-Fi spoofs don’t always work out (hello Pluto Nash), but the original Hot Tub Time Machine was undeniably hilarious. And with the exception of John Cusack, the entire gang is back alongside original director Steve Pink and original writer Josh Heald.

Enough time has passed
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 comes out almost five years after the original. So even if they do retread on older material (this almost seems inevitable), it probably won’t feel as stale.

Even more Back to the Future parallels
Let’s face it–the first Hot Tub Time Machine sent the gang back to the 1980s, and it was a riff on the first Back to the Future. The new one sends them to the future, which means that it will probably be using Back to the Future Part II as a loose template. Which is good, right?

Adam Scott is a welcome addition the the cast
John Cusack may have passed on this one, but Adam Scott should more than make up for him. Scott’s deadpan approach works in almost everything he’s been in (especially on shows like Party Down and Parks and Recreation).

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Theatrical Trailer (Red Band, NSFW)

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