i dont think a single person seeing the previews for this movie thought it'd be a ringer. so all of us ended up being pleasently surprised by it not sucking. and that's just it, it doesn't suck, but it's not exactly good either. i have to admit that when everybody says crispin glover is the best part of this movie, they're all right.
It was decently funny at the beginning. Then it just went downhill, especially when trying to add meaning. You're a low-brow comedy. Stick with the jokes. It's too bad the storyline dragged and the good jokes died out, too.
HTTM is yet another example of a great idea that falters under subpar execution. Sometimes really funny, sometimes really poignant, it never quite reaches the heights it should because of a too-fast editing style and weird directorial flourishes. If it just slowed down and enjoyed the ride, it could be partying like it's 1986.
devoid of any significant, substantial content, but I laughed out loud more at this than any other movie I've seen in quite some time. John Cusack does a good job here, the breakout star of this movie is the very funny Craig Robinson, but the other two main characters did nothing for me.
Yet another movie that should have remained a trailer. The setup is made from the finest nectar, gently extracted from the most beautiful flower in camp heaven, but the writers seem adament never to go near the road less stupid, even when it would be obvious. As such it's another great idea wasted on a fart/fuck/feces fest that even magnificant breasts (looking at you(rs) Jessica Paré) cannot save.
god, i fucking hate john cusack....so much. oh hey kids, look at me, im cool. im hip. I refer to doing shrooms in the past and i say the word epic ALL THE FUCKING TIME. I'm just like you. No, john, your not. Fuck off.
Funnier then I expected, everyone played off of one another really well and there was some great comedic timing. I think I did a good job of forcing myself to ignore all of the broken time traveling rules, because ultimately this movie did not intend to try and follow any. I like the little nods to 80's movies. It makes it fun to watch and try and guess how many they reference through phrases, and scenes.
It's telling that the decade these boorish Maxim magazine "Types" ("characters" is a stretch) travel to is the 80's - Hollywood's go-to dead horse 2 beat 4 cheap laughs/fond nostalgia. This kind of laziness poisons the entire film which, amazingly, has most of the Types not overly bothered by the idea of throwing away the golden opportunity 2 redo their lives knowing what they already know now. Plots this sloppily sewn 2gether need some great jokes 2 work, but there's barely a handful here.
I'm sure my weakness for science-fiction is coloring my opinion, but I found it pretty enjoyable. It's not overly intelligent, and some moments lack execution, but the glee with which they abuse their time-altered circumstances is just fun to watch.