A new trailer for “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” reunites three-quarters of the original gang — Lou (Rob Corddry), Nick (Craig Robinson), and Jacob (Clark Duke) — for even more time-traveling shenanigans, only in this version, the trio is actively trying to alter the past.
Unfortunately for the gang, that plan doesn’t go as well as the first time around. While their inadvertent trip to the ’80s in the first flick allowed them to return to the present with lots of insider knowledge — Lou has invented the internet, while Nick has become a famous musician thanks to penning popular tunes like “Call Me Maybe” more than a decade before Carly Rae Jepsen stormed the charts — it seems that the trio has now fallen on hard times.
Naturally, they decide to take another dip in the fateful tub to determine what went wrong, but can’t quite control where they land in time. They visit the ’50s — where Jacob has a fling with Marilyn Monroe — and even the 1770s — Lou gets to invent America itself this time around — but can’t seem to figure out how to stop their downfall in the year 2025. Will the titular time machine save the day again?
We’re guessing yes, though if the sequel is half as silly as the original, it should be an entertaining journey to the inevitable.
“Hot Tub Time Machine 2” also stars Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs, and Collette Wolfe. It hits theaters on February 20, 2015.
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