By Michelle Danai, Courier Staff Writer
Hot Tub Machine is definitely better than I expected. Its commercials and title made me expect it to be another idiotic humor-filled movie with scenes duplicated from previous movies about time machines. However, this movie is a great mixture of comedy, fun, "bromance," and reminiscence of the unforgettable 80’s.
The movie was released on March 26 and stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson. Hot Tub Time Machine is about three old high school best friends who have drifted apart over the years. Their boring adult lives and one’s attempt of suicide brings them to a famous local ski resort, the place where they shared the best times of their lives when they were younger.
It takes a squirrel, a great load of alcohol and a Russian energy drink to reignite their friendship, as well as the magical of the hot tub in their hotel room. This magical hot tub allows them to travel back to when they’re lives were fun, easy and satisfying – the 80’s.
The three best friends and one of their nephews adventure back in time gives them the power to change the past, solve mysteries and better their future. According to Internet Movie Database, Hot Tub Time Machine scored a 7.5 rate out of 10 as well as a series of positive reviews. Many reviews commented on how “surprisingly hilarious” the movie was and I completely agree.
The movie was surely rated R for strong crude and sexual content, including nudity and drug use, but it was still very catchy and comical. Its humor accomplished many laughs. Hot Tub Machine has made over 30 million dollars in less than three weeks and is still showed in theatres today.