Hot Tub Time Machine vs. The Hangover...
If you go back a few months to my Vlog review of The Hangover, you know I didn't find that movie anywhere near as funny as all those who said it's the best comedy since Superbad.
I did, however, find HTTM meeting and exceeding all my expectations. Cusack's timing is fantastic; Rob Corddry continues with his elaboration on the prick funnyman he showed in "What Happens in Vegas"; Craig Robinson's Eric Webber was perfect, and young dude Clark Duke provided just the right disconnect of those who didn't live in the 80's to those who remember the 80's.
Which brings me to Crispin Glover. One of the biggest names of the 80's, showing up in a movie about traveling back to the 80's?! Nailed it!! And of course the antagonists to our heros, who all could have been in Johnny's gang from Karate Kid... so long as their not fighting the red scare of course.
Wonderfully awesome script and original story, incredibly funny 80's references that were blatantly obvious and some that were subtle, "I want my two dollars!", in conjunction with a solid cast helped seal the deal for me that Hot Tub Time Machine takes the smack talk title in a street fight win over The Hangover!
Great White Buffalo... Great White Buffalo... Great White Buffalo...