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THE WATCH Movie Review

Friday, July 27th, 2012




On paper, this movie would seem to be really good. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade teaming up to do a comedy flick with a funny premise, gun play, and aliens; what can be better? Well that’s what I thought. The film will make you laugh a few times and it will entertain you enough but it’s not as good as it would seem on paper. My most important piece of advice regarding this movie is, if you decide to see it, don’t go into it with high expectations. Even though it’s got an interesting plot for a comedy (neighborhood watch vs. aliens), it seems like a cookie cutter comedy. Ben practically phoned in his role and Vince about half of his. Jonah was a little more tuned-in, and not-so-popular-on-the-big-screen Richard helped keep the movie afloat. There was too much corniness, predictability, and cliché. The story has so much potential but the comedy just didn’t seem that fresh. For example, a movie that comes to mind comparatively is Paul and that one is much funnier and overall better. It does have its share of raunchiness, WTF moments, and actor solos (moments in the film where it seems the director lets them each do their own little routine). READ FULL REVIEW