It looks mildly amusing, but why in the hell is MGM banking their fortunes on this film when a couple of proven money-makers (granted, to very different degrees of profitability) are in perpetual delay: the James Bond franchise and the Stargate SG-1 DVD movie series?
Because it takes a while to make movies like the Stargate
ones and the James Bond ones. Also, the cast of the Stargate SG-1
ones aren't really doing them anymore, either, and the focus is on Stargate:SGU
. Movies like Hot Tub Time Machine
cost less to make and are easy to get into theaters.