Does calling your movie Hot Tub Time Machine
give you a free pass on the final product not being really, really awesome? Maybe that’s not a fair question. Hot Tub Time Machine
is definitely good -- it’s just not great. And while the name does, in fact, seem to imply that expectations can’t be too high (with sheer ridiculousness set forth from the get-go), the movie still suffers from a lot of squandered potential. However, it will probably make you laugh, and maybe that’s all you can really ask for.
The story starts with old friends Adam (John Cusack) and Nick (Craig Robinson), who are both pretty mopey. Adam’s girlfriend just left him, and Ni...