Saturday, July 26, 2014

Trailer: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

I was kind of meh about the first one. It's good for an afternoon watch when there's no other options. This one...I don't know. It looks a bit funnier (not that the editing in a trailer is the most reliable of tells), and somehow I think that might actually be a result of Adam (Cusack's character) not being around this time. He was the solemn center throughout the last one, while Robinson, Corddry, and Duke's characters set the comedic tones. By removing the gravitas of Adam's existential mid-life crisis, you leave behind a ton of room for the other three to go nuts. And the chemistry between them is certainly much stronger the second time around—that harmonized "You're a nerd" clowning near the end is brilliant.

This might just be worth the price of a ticket and a large popcorn. [Warning: This clip is NSFW...unless you live in Europe, or other unoppressed parts of the world. In other words, there's boobs in it.]

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