Thursday, 16 April 2015
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (3½ Stars)
The film begins in 2015, five years after the first film ended. The four friends are insanely rich, having used their knowledge of the future to advance themselves. Adam doesn't appear in the sequel, probably due to John Cusack not wanting to appear. Lou is the father of the Internet. Nick is the world's most famous singer and music producer, after writing all the biggest hit songs of the 1980's and 1990's. Jakob, Lou's son, is rich in theory, but he has to act as his father's servant.
At a big party thrown by Lou someone shoots him, almost killing him. The three friends realise that someone has travelled back from the future to assassinate him, so they jump into the hot tub and travel to 2026 in search of the killer.
Once more the film relies on crude humour to entertain the audience. It isn't a bad film, but despite all the ramblings on the nature of time it doesn't really offer anything new. It doesn't live up to the quality and originality of the first film.
P. S. The film poster that I've reproduced above has nothing to do with the film, but you have to admit that it looks pretty cool, huh?