Creating 2015—Day 58:   Hot Tub Time Machine 2

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Creating 2015—Day 58:   Hot Tub Time Machine 2

What can I say?  Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is full of futuristic dick and fart jokes.  Just the kind of teenage boy humor I love.  I thought the first one was funny and the trailer for the second one made me laugh.  But, unfortunately, even the usually super funny cast can’t sustain this stinker.  It was 93 minutes of non-stop stupid, crass, ridiculous comedy—not that I actually laughed very much.  But I did laugh out loud occasionally. I’ll admit I’m not proud of laughing at the Choosy Doozy Fuck a Dude sequence, but I did—loud and hard.  And not that anyone was in the audience to notice—it was me and two other people in the entire theatre—but I dated myself by laughing at a reference to the old Julia Roberts/Hugh Grant rom-com Notting Hill.  I actually thought the movie would be better.  I was wrong.  But I should have been right.  Hot Tub Time Machine 2’s budget was 14 million big ones.  What?!  Oh, the movies I could make with that kind of dough!  But, I did have a few good laughs and it reminded me of two things:

  1. Comedy is hard to do well.
  2. My little indie crime movie Collusions, the one I made for the price of a fully loaded Prius, is damn good.

So, there’s a bright side to every bad movie.

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…a bright side.

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.

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