I was extremely skeptical of Steve Pinks’ Hot Tub Time Machine after its initial teaser trailer, but I have to cautiously admit that after each trailer (this is the fourth, if you count the teaser), I’ve warmed up to it, particularly after this Red Band version. What can I say? I like profanities.
The new trailer also reveals something heretofore unknown — when the characters (played by John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clarke Duke (who is kind of awesome) travel back in time, they also revert to their 20-year-old selves (except for Duke, who remains the same). Kind of cheesy, actually, but everything else suggests a 40-something Weird Science in tone, and I’m not above — nor will I ever be — admitting that I loved Weird Science. I welcome an ’80s comedy in 2010 and expect some slightly sharp, irreverent comedy from Sean Anders (who wrote and directed Sex Drive).
What’s strange about all of the trailers for Hot Tub Time Machine, however, is that none of them show who else is in the movie, namely Kate Walsh, Crispin Glover (despite the presence of a Back to the Future joke), and Lizzy Caplan. And if there’s one thing we know about Lizzy Caplan, it’s that she doesn’t really bother with shirts. Or bras. Not that that should be the deciding factor, I’m just passing on the information.
Check it out.