2010 gave us Hot Tub Time Machine: a comedy about three friends and a kid who through strange phenomena re-live a specific moment in their lives that also changes the course of their current ones.
Since the original was a hit, Hollywood has kept tradition by giving us a sequel five years later.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 takes place in the present, or at least seems to begin that way. At some point all of the main characters from the original (sans John Cusack) have time traveled to the past and used their future knowledge to their advantage a-la Biff Tannen. Unfortunately for the present, there are no ideas left to pillage and everyone is headed for a downward spiral. Trying to discover what they did wrong and how to fix their predicament, they decide to re-invoke the powers of the blessed jacuzzi. Along the way they visit the future, run into Adam Scott (Step Brothers), and eventually decide to time travel everywhere just for the heck of it.
Don’t pretend you wouldn’t do the same.
HTTM2 looks like it can hold up with the original. There should be plenty of interesting moments and plenty of laughs to go along with them. However, it also looks like too many of said moments could cause for a convoluted plot with more groans than grimaces.