The Watch, man

I watched The Watch.  There isn’t much to say about this movie.  Either you think the schtick that Ben StillerVince Vaughn and Jonah Hill produce regularly is funny or not.

You get dick jokes, physical comedy, aliens and alien dick jokes.  And Costco.

Costco even has the great outdoors!


Do you recall Aliens vs Predator – Requiem (for your sake, I hope you don’t)?  It’s just like that, but most of the funny in The Watch is intentional.  Also, there were no Predators or chest bursting, which is fine with me.  We can probably wait for the next asstastic Prometheus movie.  I suspect they will call it Prometheus Unfound and it will be about the people behind the first Prometheus searching for a movie plot or anyone that gives a shit.  That’s Unfounded rumor, of course, but it MIGHT be true!


None of our central actors stretch very far from versions of previous characters.  If you found them funny in a bunch of movies, you’re likely to have a laugh or two during this film.  R. Lee Ermey shows up with a shotgun.  Nothing wrong with that.  Will Forte is decently funny as a law man.  Rosemarie DeWitt is also funny enough as Stiller’s wife.


It’s good to see Richard Ayoade get a fairly big movie role.  If you’ve seen The IT Crowd, you know his type of dry humor plays well against the other three.  Plus, he’s got that awesome hair.


It’s a straight forward movie with straight forward jokes.  The mix of a serious looking breed of alien and some raw humor is worth a look if you like that sort of thing.  If you’ve seen anything Seth Rogen has a writing credit on, you can imagine how this movie rolls.


I can’t say it was a spectacular movie, but I didn’t expect it to be.  On the other hand, I didn’t feel like pulling out my eyeballs and quitting movie viewing for good like I have for many movies I’ve seen recently (watch out for my review of The Apparition soon…now with more Costco!)


How’s that for a glowing review? Costco, neighborhood watch, and dicks.  The trifecta!


Overall, I’ll give it 3 Erect Alien Dongs….whatever the hell that means.





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  1. Pingback: FrontRowGeek 2012 Review Roundup – The Watch « FrontRowGeek

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