So I was† thinking as I was forced to watch the trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine — which opens today — for the millionth time on television, that there is no way this movie can be as bad as the title and premise implies.
You have to have a lot of balls to make a terrible movie AND give it a terrible title.† For example, if the movie was as bad as it sounds, they would have called it something far more vague, like The Hot Tub.
But the makers of the movie want to pull you in by shoving the ridiculous premise right in the movie's on-the-nose title, because obviously they think they have something good on their hands.
Whether it's actually any good, I'll never know, because I doubt I'll ever get around to watching it.† But according to Boing Boing, Roger Ebert thinks it's like the best movie ever or something.† He wrote: "'Hot Tub Time Machine,' which wants nothing more than to be a screwball farce, succeeds beyond any expectations suggested by the title."
Shit!† Maybe this was all reverse psychology!† I think we've fallen for it!
What do you think?† Terrible movie or title fake-out?