Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Movie Review


I'm more disappointed than anything that this movie sucked.

The first one was one of those movies that was funny the first time around because it was something that you haven't really seen before, well anyone who was born in the 80's remembers Groundhog Day. This movie had a pretty hilarious spin on things that was pretty much kind of newish at the time, so I was thoroughly entertained. But this second movie failed to capture my attention and appreciation for the actors involved.

My first problem with this movie was that John Cusack was nowhere to be found. The thin line with these comedies being funny and being stupid relies solely on the plot. You have to have the moments of seriousness to balance out the jokes, that's what makes a great comedy. With the first one you had John trying to follow the woman of his dreams and get her, all serious business, then you have the goof balls, will being goof balls. You didn't have that degree of seriousness with this film. I mean you had the actors who tried to be serious, but it didn't work out like they thought it was going to. Although he did make a brief appearance at the end of the movie, which wasn't enough, I spent the whole duration telling myself "he's not walking through that door".

The second problem I had with this movie was the fact that some of the jokes were a tad bit, too far. There comes a point where the jokes are cool and funny, then it's just like, meh I could have done without that scene. I laugh at almost everything, and for me to say that, then you know there had to be something awry in the movie. I'm not going to say what the joke was because I want you to watch this movie and judge for yourself, but just know it wasn't my cup of tea.

And the last thing that I had a problem with was that I felt like it strayed too far from what the original movie embodied. I mean I know it had basically the same premise, but it got too complicated, like all time traveling movies have the ability to do, and it just started taking too many liberties. Like with the first movie I thoroughly enjoyed the end where he had his renditions of all of the classic rock songs and what not, the end of this one was just too much and just all over the place.

I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone other than a "hey I'm bored and have some time to kill" kind of deal. Other than that, this movie is a complete pass, and a sorry attempt at a sequel. Even with saying all of that, IF they can draw on the magic of the first movie, I would consider watching the third one. Because we all know that the second movie in a trilogy is typically the worse one because of the bridging of the hype and the pay off.

One great thing about this movie is the fact that it's always a great thing to see the legends on the screen, aka Chevy Chase.

Did you see this movie, if so, how did you like it? Leave a comment below

Until next time guys!

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