The Watch

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Comedy Action Science Fiction
102 min     5.5     2012     USA


Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood - and the world - from total extermination.


Kamurai wrote:
Horrible watch, won't watch again, and do not recommend. I'm not a big fan of Ben Stiller (most of the time), and definitely not Vince Vaughn. I like Jonah Hill, but this is after he found some range and before he learned to control it, intense doesn't not equate funny. I thought Richard Ayoade would save it, but he just stood by and watched the train wreck happen. I do chuckle a bit thinking of him asking the other guys if this is stuff Americans find funny. This has a great premise, average joes find alien invaders, so good in fact, it's basically a trope, but the way this presents it feels like they tried to steal it from "Laser Team" and then legally distinct it from that property. Long story short, there just isn't a lot of value in the movie. It's not that funny, it is basically a huge commercial for Costco and some other obvious brands. There is so much money poured into something that feels like a waste. Don't get me wrong, it's done by professionals, it looks great, even if I don't like the Xenos design, and there is a decent script at the core of this. There is just an overall fail of execution, and lack of interesting characters and story. You should go watch "The World's End" instead.