We admit the raunchy time-travel comedy Hot Tub Time Machine sounded like all kinds of bad when we first heard about it, but the new trailer, below, makes it seem at least funny in parts, which is progress.
Things we like: the Back to the Future Hot Tub interface, John Cusack riffing on his '80s Lloyd Dobler persona, the texting/online jokes, and besides, who doesn't like making fun of the '80s?
Things we don't like: Rob Corddry. After his disgusting FBI agent in Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, we think he seriously needs to dial it back if he doesn't want to become the most annoying actor in the history of movies.
But we digress. Here's the official description of Hot Tub Time Machine:
A group of best friends have become bored with their adult lives: Adam has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou is a party guy who can't find the party; Nick's wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob won't leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads pounding, in the year 1986. This is their chance to kick some past and change.
Starring: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Lizzy Caplan Directed by: Steve Pink Produced by: Matt Moore (III), John Cusack, Grace Loh
It opens March 19, 2010. The trailer debuted on Yahoo!.
What do you think?