Stars: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade
Rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images, Running time 98 minutes, Comedy/Sci-fi
Compare to: Men in Black II (2002), Paul (2011)
The Watch reminds me of several papers I’d done from elementary school all the way to high school. I’d be given an assignment and started letting all the details flow onto the paper. I would really be getting into it, depending on the subject matter. As much as I was enjoying myself, I would eventually realize that I’d already written the required amount and I didn’t need to go any further, so the conclusion, be it a story, essay, informative, whatever, would turn everything else into a rushed mess. This is the best way I can sum up The Watch.
A “meh” idea (aliens) mixed with a fairly funny premise (neighborhood watch taking themselves too seriously) and ultimately combining to make a movie that seemed like it could have actually been really good, despite what you thought about the trailers. Too bad it wasn’t as complete a thought as some scenes led me to believe early on. Continue reading