'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' exclusive clip, plus Craig Robinson Q&A
The boys are back for another dose of comedy and debauchery in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which lands in theaters Friday.
After an attempt on Lou’s (Rob Corddry) life, the gang must hop back in the hot tub time machine and travel back to the past to save him. When they inadvertently land in the future, they must alter it to save the past—which is really the present. Time travel is complicated.
In the exclusive clip below, Nick (Craig Robinson) takes a break from stealing songs like Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Lisa Loeb’s “Stay” to create a new dance craze: the Webber Strut.
The film stars Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, franchise newcomer Adam Scott, and Robinson, who spoke to EW just ahead of its Feb. 20 release.
EW: What can audiences expect this time around?
CRAIG ROBINSON: Well, certainly a silly movie that’s gonna surprise you just like the other one. It’s a wild, fun ride.
What was it like making this film?
It was freakin’ awesome. It’s like having great sex and enjoying the hell out of it and trusting each other.
Nick claims credit for Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Lisa Loeb’s “Stay.” If you had a hot tub time machine, whose songs would you hijack?
Earth Wind & Fire. Lionel Richie. Michael Jackson. Quincy Jones. Nirvana. Eurythmics. Beethoven. I would be all over the map. I would just keep going back and grabbing songs and be like “Yep, I did this.”
A lot of other time travel movies focus on not affecting or changing the future, but you guys don’t do that.
We don’t give a damn!
What are some of your pet peeves about that? When you’re watching these movies, what are you thinking?
You gotta live, man. We did ours for personal gain. We didn’t know we were gonna get in a hot tub and go back in time at first. What are you gonna do? Because you don’t even know what the rules are.
And if you could invent your own time travel rules, what would they be?
Every time I go back in time or forward in time, I have to master a new talent or a different talent. These would be rules I impose for myself. I would have to keep track of my children from different centuries and the bloodline. I would create the best song ever.
What time period would you like to visit and what would you be doing?
I would go to the ’70s and I would be a Soul Train dancer.
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