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LOL you guys, and by that I mean you'll be laughing out loud when you see this movie! There has been a lot of bad and ugly news lately related to the movies (you know what I am talking about) but this movie will help you forget those troubles. My boyfriend and I totally love Jonah Hill, he's just so freakin' hilarious! He plays an offbeat do-gooder type in this movie and you just want to high five him after every line, he's SO spontaneous and natural. If you loved him in 21 Jump Street (and who didn't?!) you should see him in this. He gets to share screen space with such comic legends as Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn, which is my favorite part of the movie. They are all super hysterical together and you can just tell that they had a total blast shooting this movie. I didn't really care for the whole alien thing in the movie, but I still laughed a lot and I think you will too. Bring your funny bone, it's gonna get tickled!
Ben Stiller's movies are known for being (how shall I put this?) less than artsy fare. Apart from "There's Something About Mary" and the "Meet the Fockers" movies, there is very little on his resume that makes you want to watch him on screen at all. In fact, I'd say that he's one of those actors who is a better celebrity than a movie star: he's funny on talk shows and at award shows, but in a straight movie he usually just doesn't bring the goods, even though he's a pretty talented and funny guy. The trend continues in his latest comedy wannabe "The Watch" where he plays the straight man to a group of funny weirdos that includes Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill. This movie is funny in parts (though not as many parts as I would like) and it's basically another buddy comedy about male bonding like "The Hangover" or "Due Date" but I think the trend for those movies has passed. Nobody wants to see a bunch of middle aged guys (and Jonah Hill) pretending to be high schoolers playing pranks on an alien. I would say that this movie will probably only be watched by uber diehard fans of Jonah Hill. It's not bad, but it's not exactly good either. A toss up.
The Watch, also known as Neighborhood Watch, is a pretty generic comedy. The movie stars a bunch of comedic power houses who all seem to mail it in in terms of performance. The Watch feels like Hollywood executives handed the director a list of ‘must haves’ for a movie and the director went down the list and checked off each one. There’s just nothing special about this movie. At times The Watch was funny but mostly it just didn’t deliver. The average joe vs. aliens thing has been done before, which would be ok if there was something special about this one. I think this film could have been much better with a little more risk taking from the actors and director.
Oh boy, where to start with this movie. The Watch has a bunch of my favorite comedic actors including Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill. Unfortunately, this movie didn’t live up to any standards. It just seemed to go through the motions of what a comedy is suppose to be. At times it was funny but overall it felt like I had seen this movie a million times before. The Watch is about a neighborhood watch who ends up having to battle aliens. However, an alien invasion has never felt less threatening. It also seemed like the actors were adlibbing the whole movie, which didn’t work out well for them. I think the basic premise of the film was ok but the execution just wasn’t there. It’s like everyone involved gave 50% effort. I wouldn’t recommend this film.