Monday, 24 December 2012

Don't watch The Watch (lol, I amuse myself).

After the murder of Antonio Guzman, Evan Trautwig (Ben Stiller) decides to set up a neighbourhood watch team in an attempt to root out the killer and restore law and order to the town of Glenview. A speech at a football stadium doesn’t gain wonderful results as only four turn up to the first meeting. However, they form a group and accidentally stumble across an alien race intent on invading the planet. 

The Watch has the ingredients for a perfectly good comedy, take for example the good cast list consisting of Ben Stiller (who can be funny), Jonah Hill (who can be funny) Richard Ayoade (who can be funny) and Vince Vaughn (who is sometimes funny) and in addition a script written by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg who can also, on occasions, be funny. Now the ingredients are there, but the finished product is beyond awful. The film rather poorly blends Science Fiction and comedy as it takes a rather generic Science Fiction story and uses rather generic jokes of which the jokes are mostly dick jokes (the tag line is most likely a sex related joke, well protection is certainly need to stop idiots like those in the film populating the planet). Lacking in wit and only managing to raise some chuckles the film is never smart enough to raise any belly laughs. Furthermore, the script is lazy, the gags the lazy, the science fiction references are lazy and subplot is lazy and felt as though it was added in at the last minute. The Watch is about as funny as seeing a girl you like, from a university society that you are part of, make out with someone else from the same society. Ok, it’s not THAT bad, NOTHING is that bad (well perhaps the Holocaust), but you get my drift. Anywho, that’s a story for another day. The Watch cost $65,000,000, and I wonder what they blew it on? A good script certainly isn’t the answer, but spent the money on enough explosions to get Michael Bay somewhat excited in more ways than one. See I'm funnier? Right? No?


Merry Christmas everyone! A great day is nearly upon us. It marks a time we do not have to listen to Christmas songs for another year! BOOOOOOOOOOM!


  1. Its a shame that the film couldn't manage to be funny despite the talent involved, just like this years The Campaign. Good review, Myerla

  2. I went in blindly and still regret it...really a waste of time.

  3. Great review! I have been accused, fairly, of having the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy. But a whole movie relying primarily on dick jokes? That is just sad. I'll definitely avoid this one.