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The Watch (I) (2012)

 -  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)

Gross:

$34,350,553 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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Trivia

The movie was originally titled "Neighborhood Watch", but was changed due to sensitivity over the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. See more »

Goofs

After finding out about the invasion, Bob loads a pistol and Franklin says "nice 10mm Beretta." There is no such thing as a 10mm Beretta. See more »

Quotes

Manfred: Neighborhood watch, what a fucking joke!
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Crazy Credits

Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Watch/Step Up Revolution (2012) See more »

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Make It Last Forever (Remastered Single Version)
Written by Teddy Riley, Keith Sweat
Performed by Keith Sweat with Jacci McGhee
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Not really worth the money that it cost
29 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Given the all star comedy cast you walk into the cinema with high hopes (generally not a good idea for a film), but you are confronted with very few moments of actual comedy compared to the majority of lame jokes in the film. Very few films maintain a good level of comedy throughout the film and this is no exception as the comedy was very spaced out and produced a giggle at best.

I think this film could have been very well made and the acting could have been better, most actors are good at one kind of acting in a specific area and the characters seemed to show it as everyone looked as though they were out of their comfort zone (apart from Richard Ayoade who seemed to really get along with his character).

All in all I believe that if you were looking forward for this film wait for the DVD otherwise it isn't really worth watching.


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