Hot Tub Time Machine 2, film review: Smutty slapstick and resoundingly unfunny one-liners

(15) Steve Pink, 93 mins Starring: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs

Geoffrey Macnab
Thursday 09 April 2015 22:29
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Time passes slowly: Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Time passes slowly: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

This is the kind of movie that will make you want to go back in time – to the moment before you made the rash decision to start watching it. The film-makers don't waste any time in explaining the characters or the set-up to anyone who didn't see Hot Tub Time Machine back in 2010, preferring instead to leave us in a state of bewilderment which only deepens the further the film progresses.

Lou (Rob Corddry), an obnoxious internet magnate, is shot "in the dick" and travels into the future to 2024 with his equally obnoxious friend Nick (Craig Robinson) and sarcastic son Jacob (Clark Duke) to save his manhood. There are lots of jokes about other movies (in particular The Terminator), lots of smutty slapstick and lots of resoundingly unfunny one-liners. Yes, the time does pass very slowly.

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