Life has a balance and if you break this equilibrium, bad things happen. In this case, the result is Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

In the first outing, the balance between puerile humour and nostalgia was just right. Now, for this latest escapade, all that remains is the banal. Rob Corddry and the cast are not given any material outside of light homophobia, racism and dick jokes.

In fact, the past is all the present sequel can focus upon. The constant reverence to the first film incapacitates the franchise as the jokes turn stale and the light titters fade out.

Just because you can, it does not mean that you should. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is an unfunny and wholly unnecessary sequel.

RATING: 2/5


INFORMATION

CAST: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase, Clark Duke

DIRECTOR: Steve Pink

WRITERS: Josh Heald

SYNOPSIS: In this sequel, when Lou (Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Robinson) and Jacob (Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future. Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past… which is really the present.

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