Hot Tub Time Machine Trailer is Mildly Amusing, but Surprisingly Not Hilarious

Hunh. Jokes about ’80s fashion sense, the lack of email, and Twitter and Viagra. That’s so … are there more? I sure hope there’s more to “Hot Tub Time Machine” than just a bunch of gags that have already been shown in the trailer, because to be honest with you, I expected a movie called “Hot Tub Time Machine” to be a lot funnier than what this trailer is presenting. Maybe they’re going for subtle comedy? That’s certainly possible, though probably not likely given the, er, title. Eh, maybe I was expecting too much; it does have Rob Corddry, and he’s usually good for a gag or two. I also remember the Red Band version of the trailer being funnier…

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 their futures – one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo, and one will make sure he still exists!

Starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Lizzy Caplan, Crispin Glover, Sebastian Stan, Kellee Stewart, Charlie McDermott, Lyndsy Fonseca, Chevy Chase, Collette Wolfe, and Kate Walsh. Steve Pink (“Accepted”) directs.

Get in the hot tub March 19, 2010.