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He definitely provides some laughs, and the group is still enjoyable to watch for the most part, but you can definitely feel a void in the character department. This definitely feels like a cash grab movie, especially since they didn't even bother asking John Cusack to return because they knew they'd have to pay him a sh*tload of money (although he does have a nice little cameo in the unrated version). It's a run-of-the-mill raunchy comedy with some funny moments and a lot of disgusting ones.
And third and most importantly, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is missing John Cusack. He played Adam, a likable everyman that the audience could relate to, and it helped that he had some of the funniest lines in the movie. Lou is now the main character, and as much as I love Rob Corddry, his character gets really old really fast.
His entire character revolves around gross-out humor and shock value, and it worked wonders in the first HTTM because Adam's sense of reason helped balance it out.
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I know it doesn't technically fall under that category but the style of humor is similar to movies like Harold & Kumar in that it's dumb humor, gross-out gags, and just unbridled ridiculousness. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 keeps that same formula but unfortunately it's missing a few key things that made the first one so great. We've seen these guys time travel before so the whole "explaining time" aspect isn't all that interesting. The first movie had a plot - it was an adventure from start to finish and you were with these characters the whole way. Here, they try to save Lou from being killed by going back in time to stop the killer, but instead they go forward in time and apparently the killer is from that time and ended up going back in time to kill Lou, or something. Not that plot is important in a comedy; it just helps to have some sort of narrative to follow instead of scene after scene of ridiculousness.
Jacob is now the only voice of reason but he's Lou's son and serves as the punch-line to a lot of jokes in the movie. Adam Scott is the newcomer playing Adam Jr., the son of John Cusack's character. in the future and he ends up going on the adventure to find Lou's killer with them.