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Shortly before the film's release, seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death by a self-appointed Neighborhood Watch member. As a result, the film's marketing changed, focusing on the alien premise at the heart of its storyline. The title also changed. See more »
Though there are scenes set at a Costco Wholesale, the lines in the parking lot are incorrect. All Costco locations use double parking lines connected by an end cap loop for each stall, whereas this shows only normal, single stripes. See more »
[Looking at green gunge]
Wait a second. I've seen this stuff before.
Had you just won a Nickelodeon Kid's choice award?
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'The Watch' is An Interesting Sci-Fi Comedy, that makes good-use of its promising premise & its well-decorated star-cast. Its Fun!
'The Watch' Synopsis: 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.
'The Watch' isn't flawless. It has its share of minuses. But, overall, this first of its kind Sci-Fi Comedy appeals, because it makes you laugh at the right places & the performances are commendable. Talking of minuses, the uneven second-hour acts as a deterrent.
Jared Stern, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's Screenplay has merit. However, the second-hour, certainly, could've been more persuasive. Akiva Schaffer's Direction is credible. Cinematography & Editing are mentionable. Graphics are pretty cool. The Aliens are pretty creepy to look at!
Performance-Wise: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill & Richard Ayoade are the life of 'The Watch'. Stiller is highly efficient, while Vaughn continues to impress us with his impeccable comic-timing. Hill & Ayoade are equally effective, adding much more to their characters than offered. Also, the on-screen chemistry between the four of them, is interesting. Rosemarie DeWitt does her bit well. Will Forte is sincere.
On the whole, 'The Watch' does work, at most parts.
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