Friday, June 21, 2013

PCP on DVD - The Watch

I wanted to see The Watch because it had a cast of people I tend to like in comedies:  Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, & Jonah Hill, amongst others. Turns out, just because a movie has a bunch of funny people, it doesn't mean it is a good movie.

The Watch - 2012, rated R. My rating: 3 out of 10.

The Watch takes a fun premise -what happens when a bunch of bungling morons get stuck trying to stop an alien invasion - and it goes and messes it up with way too much product placement and too many stupid crass dick and bodily fluid jokes. For a film with the cast that this film has, there should have been plenty of laughs. Instead, the laughs are less common than the product placements for Costco and its merchandise. Don't get me wrong, I love Costco, but I don't need a movie about how Costco has everything and how cool it is. I already know that from shopping there. What I need from a comedy is laughs, and The Watch fails to deliver those. If you haven't seen this movie yet, don't waste your time. Avoid it like the plague. If you have seen this movie, my condolences. Seriously, Battleship was way more enjoyable than this film (as you'll see when my review for that comes next week).

1 comment:

  1. vince vaughn was pretty funny, jonah was awkward but decent, but ya this movie was not good at all.huge let down but most of the stuff stiller has been in recently is...ala tower heist, all the fockers except the first, and of course heartbreak kid or whatever.