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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)

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$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

Hero Alien: We are already among you!
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Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.181 (2012) See more »

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Straight Outta Compton (2002 Digital Remaster) [Explicit]
Written by Ice Cube, M.C. Ren, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E
Performed by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E
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Waste of time
1 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know you are in trouble when a cast of men entering middle age are playing characters that would usually be cast with teens. Even with teens they would be the "annoyingly dumb guys" seen in so many films.

I could not find even one saving grace for this film. The actors are all playing characterizations that are two dimensional and that they have repeatedly done before.

Nothing new is added. The jokes fall flat. It feels like it was intended for actors half their age but written buy guys twice their age who thought "those young people will think this is funny." It is not.

Spare yourself from this one.

I can not understand the fairly high rating for this film on this site. The family's of people connected with the film must be giving it high marks.


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