By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Honestly, I was slightly surprised to learn last summer that 2010's Hot Tub Time Machine was getting a sequel, but not too shocked. I mean, we live in an age where everything gets a sequel, but why this movie? There didn't seem to be a dying need to make another one, especially after the first installment didn't fare so well which, again, shouldn't have been a surprise to anyone. It was a silly concept in theory, and while I enjoyed it for what it was, I definitely wouldn't constitute Hot Tub Time Machine as a "good" movie. That can basically be applied to this movie as well, but to a lesser extent.
Perhaps it's because I'm not a major movie buff and I generally look at the positives in things instead of bashing them, but I got a kick out of Hot Tub Time Machine. It was funny, though I can't say I've seen it since I first saw it five years ago (even though I have it on DVD). I figured the sequel would be equally if not more stupid, but I decided to go see it (if it's between that and 50 Shades of Grey, you really can't blame me). Similar to its predecessor, it was hardly a "good" movie and it won't be winning any awards, but for what it was, I liked it.