‘Hot Tub 2′ gives a bad name to recast sequels - Salon.com

February 19, 2015 6:48 PM

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sweaty cash grab that gives a bad name to sequels in which key talent has jumped ship, Steve Pink’s “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ leaps forward rather than backward in time and sort of makes one wish the world had ended while it was en route.

Suffering from much more than awkwardness over the absence of the original’s top-billed John Cusack, though it is certainly awkward about that, the film makes us wonder why we enjoyed spending time with his three returning co-stars (Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke) in the first place. Vie...

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