Last weekend, I watched the comedy Hot Tub Time Machine (starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke). In a nutshell, I thought it was pretty good.
But me being me, I wondered what it would take to actually turn a hot tub into a time machine. So when I got home, I did some calculations (no, I don't have a social life) and worked out how much power a hot tub would need to become a time machine.
Warning: You can leave your physics at the door; the following text is the product of pure science fiction, basic math and an over-active imagination.
What's it about?
The plot of Hot Tub is fairly straight-forward: Three old friends, Adam (Cusack), Lou (Corddry), and Nick (Robinson) take Adam's geeky nephew Jacob (Duke) on a trip to their old 1980′s holiday spot to relive their teenage years. However, times have changed, and the once party-filled snow-covered town of Kodiak Valley has turned into a dilapidated mess, a shadow of its former self.
The focus of the movie is on an empty hot tub (plus decomposing raccoon inside) that Adam and co. find outside their flea-bitten hotel room. But looks can be deceiving; this hot tub holds a space-time secret.