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The Watch (I) (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  27 July 2012 (USA)
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Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

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In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images | See all certifications »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,750,297 (USA) (27 July 2012)

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$34,350,553 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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When Jamarcus tells Vince Vaughn that it's a good idea to go to his house for the group meeting he is reading a book but in the next scene the book is gone in JaMarcus's hands and then in the next scene after that he has the book back in his hands. See more »

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Franklin: Fuckin' alien came on my face.
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Admittedly Entertaining!
2 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Usually a movie that get really terrible reviews such as this film, The Watch would turn me away. But being a Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn fan, I had to watch this film and see if it's bad as critics and plain viewers made it seem. It's actually half-way decent and there are some pretty funny, though rather vulgar jokes. I really liked the film premise and the film had a chance to be comedy gold, but in the end despite being entertaining, the comedy felt forced at times and the vulgarity seems to go through the roof.

Akiva Schaffer's film is about a Costco night guard who was mysteriously murdered. In response to the murder, straight-laced Evan forms a neighborhood watch to track down the killer. But all he gets is three dimwits and together they discover the murderer may be.....extraterrestrial.

I find it unfortunate how the careers of Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn are steadily declining. They are both really funny men and while not at their best, they do have some genuine funny moments here. Jonah Hill is on a nice streak of late but I don't know if I would consider this film a setback for him or not. Finally, Richard Ayoade is pretty good even though did not expect much out of him.

Overall, the Watch is a good, but could have been a way better film. It has a nice, central premise and I liked the sci-fi element of the film. There are some interesting creature designs here, but I wouldn't call them original and I'll leave it to the viewers to see. I rate this film 7/10.


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