Hot Tub Time Machine


39 Responses to “Hot Tub Time Machine”

  1. Wingo says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie. Craig Robinson, Rob Cordry AND Cusak?? I mean, John still owes me an apology for 2012, but I guess I can let that go based on Better Off Dead.

    I also think the title of the movie is perfectly awesome. And the way they break the fourth wall and deliberately state the name of the movie in the movie(as seen in the original trailer)is a truly creative joke. The look on Craig Robinson’s face is priceless.

  2. 5onthe5 says:

    I wonder…will you have some way of showing that the REAL john cusack is posting comments here (if he does) in case ppl pretend to be him?

    High Fidelity is my favourite movie.

    • Xeni Jardin says:

      John’s a pretty down-to-earth guy and is likely to want to engage directly, AND we have moderators who kill fake-o impersonators. So, no, we won’t allow pretend-Cusacks to muddy the waters here.

  3. mike says:

    I went to see the movie last night for free, it was worth the price. It started out slow and stupid and got funnier towards the end. The thing that really bothered me is the movie starts and ends in 2010, the youngest character is 20 they travel back aprox 20 years to the year 1086?????? That’s 24 years can Hollywood add or in this case subtract???

  4. wah says:

    It’s rated R and has nudity, which will make it a classic for teenage boys. It will succeed.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Saw this movie at a free screening a few weeks ago, it was fantastic! The jokes are great, and don’t feel like the same recycled jokes from other 80′s nostalgia movies.

  6. Crashproof says:

    “that’s a stupid title…. When they go in and see it, they’re going to be so pleasantly surprised …”

    No. The title and the marketing are going to turn people completely away from going to see it, period. Life is too short to watch movies that look like they’re going to be galactically stupid. Even if we have an actor’s word that it’s not.

    • thejaymo says:

      that was one the funnest comments i have ever read on the internet.

    • rain_globule says:

      I disagree. I think the title is the single greatest movie title I have ever heard. It sounds like it would be the title of some awesomely funny and witty sci-fi movie…but then I watched the previews and realized that it was this. What a waste.

    • Day Vexx says:

      I’m submitting “Snakes on a Plane” as evidence that you don’t know jack. Also, “Star Wars” is a pretty dumb title when you think about it.

    • gobo says:

      Gotta disagree entirely. Not only are genuinely dumb comedies (like Scary Movie 3, Date Movie, etc) profitable, but smart comedies disguised as dumb comedies (like The Hangover) are massively popular. And a movie with a title like HOT TUB TIME MACHINE that makes people giggle just by saying it has automatic word-of-mouth. That, backed up with a lot of positive reviews, tells me it’ll do well. Oh, and there’s 80s nostalgia working for it, too.

    • EH says:

      No. The title and the marketing are going to turn people completely away from going to see it, period.

      Right, just like the title/mktg did for that other movie. Oh, what was it called…? I just know there had to have been one, once.

  7. justanotherusername says:

    After half a lifetime watching god knows how many movies I have come to a point where I don’t go see a movie anymore because of the title.
    Neither will I go see a movie because the trailer looks cool or whatever. (Or what the main cast, producer or director has to say about it.)
    Trailers are still useful to figure out what to definitely avoid though. Can’t say I’m waiting to see this one, but obviously that’s a matter of taste.

    It’s not just that I start feeling that I’m wasting my time; it’s that I am literally annoyed (amongst other bad feelings) when watching some of the stuff Hollywood cranks out these days.

    It’s a comedy. Comedies are usually dumb. What matters is if they are funny.

    Indeed, two things they usually get right. (Being dumb and unfunny.)

  8. HowardsGrl says:

    I plan to see it if they will run it at a decent time in my town. Right now its scheduled for 12:01 a.m., which will work for the younger set, but I need my beauty sleep. I like the title. I think it’ll be funny, and I like to be entertained at the movies. The 80′s were when I made most of my best mistakes.

  9. glatt1 says:

    It’s a comedy. Comedies are usually dumb. What matters is if they are funny.

  10. Dan says:

    I don’t know why it is, but I think if John Cusack’s name wasn’t tied to this film, that title would be a hell of a lot less appealing.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’m still really confused as to why the title shown at 1:19 in the trailer has a shadow that doesn’t match the text, check it out.

    • bkdotcom says:

      “Hot Tub” and “Time Machine” are not in the same plane…
      Hot Tub is in the foreground.. which places it’s shadow in the foreground… at least that’s the response the graphic artist would give to cover his ass.

  12. ValuedRug says:

    I usually wait to see stuff like this “on vhs” but like The Hangover, I’ll see this when it comes out.

    I suppose I fit the target demo perfectly, but I’m surprised so many people think this would flop.

  13. frankieboy says:

    I was thinking “hey, Cusack is starting to show his age”, then I saw Chevy! Tempus fugit like a mo’fo’.

  14. ian71 says:

    I’ll be waiting for a spinny-disc release for this movie. If it sucks then I’ll run after John Cusack, screaming “I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!!”

  15. Maddy says:

    The title is funny. The movie looks fun. It will make a ton of money. I am shot out of a cannon to see if Friday. In other point of view leaves you a freak on the nether edge of society …

  16. elliot winner says:

    Electroclash ≠ New Wave. And it comes out on vinyl – I haven’t bought a new CD since the early 2000s, and I buy at least one new record a month. Usually more!

    But I get what you mean. I’m just in a nitpicky mood. Apologies!

    • franko says:

      @elliot winner (#12) — i’m willing to bet you weren’t a teenager when new wave was new. yes, electroclash very much IS new wave.

      and john cusack is going to be blogging here? i eagerly await his every keystroke…

  17. randomcat says:

    Boing Boing readers and internet continuity extremists will note that the comedy contains a few elements of historical fudging with regard to when the internet and email were invented, and by whom. And that is why FSM invented comment threads, my children.

    They cut out Al Gore?
    Son, I am disappoint.

  18. McM says:

    the movie title is awesome. yeah it looks stupid but, it’s a comedy. get a sense of humor people

  19. anansi133 says:

    Can’t tell from the preview if I’ll like it or not, but I sure want to.

    If it’s really good, it’ll be good the way 40 year old virgin was good. Dumb characters and dumb setups played insanely smart. Here’s hoping.

  20. toilet says:

    Back to the Future went from ’85 to ’55. This movie goes from ’10 to the 80′s. It seems like if you’re going to make a back in time comedy ~3 decades is the target. Maybe in 2035 we’ll get a new one making fun of ipods or twitter or something.

  21. scifijazznik says:

    I was a sophomore in high school in 1986. I’ve seen Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer each more times than I have seen the orig. Star Wars trilogy films combined. I think the movie looks hilarious, but not nearly as hilarious as the “shame on you, Mr. Cusak, shame on you” crowd. You people are fucking hysterical.

  22. TimDrew says:

    I’m just glad that this doesn’t seem to be one of those “current-generation-slamming-the-parents’-generation” sort of things; actually looks like it may get a giggle here and there. About Ebert’s unwavering adulation of Cusack movies: didn’t he slam Serendipity? (which I personally enjoy, if mainly for John Corbett’s turn channelling every known New Age musician as Lars).

  23. Trent Hawkins says:

    We’re doing movie commercials now? Is that what we’re doing?

    Because you should go see: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

  24. arbitraryaardvark says:

    I’ll see it, eventually, because it has Clark Duke (and yeah, John Cusack.) Trailer looked dumb. But I won’t be standing in line to see it opening night, like I will for Kick-Ass, April 16th.

  25. Jupiter12 says:

    Indy films and documentaries are great but sometimes it’s nice to watch a movie that requires nothing but the ability to watch and laugh. Films like “Dumb and Dumber” serve a purpose in that sense. I’m sure “Hot Tub Time Machine” will do well at the box office.

  26. 5onthe5 says:

    Cusack is blogging?



  27. 5onthe5 says:

    Sorry, that last comment didn’t make any sense. What I meant was…that’s frickin’ awesome news!

  28. arikol says:

    Cusack is acting AND producing?
    I’m in!

    I give anything he puts some soul into a chance. And haven’t been disappointed yet.
    My biggest complaint (before seeing the movie) is: why isn’t Joan (Cusack) in it? She’s absolute magic, methinks. Her characters in both Grosse Point Blank and War Inc. were icing on those cakes, IMHO.

    And as for quirky stuff (pjk #27, I’m looking at you) I think John Cusack might count, random interests and doesn’t follow the beaten path? check!

  29. gobo says:

    I’d suggest actually watching the movie before declaring it to be “garbage” or not a “proper movie”. Just a thought.

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