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.
One night, the foursome notice the hot tub is miraculously fixed, filled with water and glowing. Naturally, they all jump in (naked, much to the shock of Jacob) and a montage of bums, bear suits, tequila shots and a Reagan mask ensues. Like any good hangover, they all wake up the following morning, heads throbbing, 24 years in the past.