The Watch – 4 out of 5
Critics hated this one and it currently holds a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes and despite the fact that the trailer sold me on this one, I was thinking in the back of my mind, “What if this one sucks?”
And you know what? I really enjoyed it!
|I had the same look of unbridled joy on my face after watching this movie...|
very similar to the one Vaughn is sporting.
|Focker vs. Aliens.|
|The longer you stare at this picture of Will Forte the faster he steals your soul.|
Obsessed with the death of his coworker and friend, Evan is out to try and find the killer, much to the displeasure of the local police officer Sgt. Bressman (Will Forte) but stumbles upon the realization that their town might have an alien infestation building. They soon realize that the aliens are taking human form and they must find out who is human and who is a beast from beyond the stars out to take over the planet. Is it Evan’s strange new neighbor who seems really interested in Evan’s physique (played by Billy Crudup without a glowing blue penis) or is it the high school boy who’s caught buying Magnum condoms and wants to put them to use on Bob’s daughter or is it the crazy old man with a shotgun that threatens The Watch when they venture too close to his home (played by R. Lee Ermey)?
|Yep, that's your rifle, Ermey...now please don't grab your crotch and say, "This|
is my gun."
Written by Jared Stern, Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, this comedy is exactly what you would expect from theses guys—especially when aliens are involved. Then, when you have Akiva Schaffer (from Lonely Island Boys and SNL) directing it, it pretty much was a guarantee that I would go against the mainstream critics (yeah, I’m an alternative critic—FUCK, that makes me sound like a hipster movie critic…looks like it’s suicide again for me).
|Hey, it's Lonely Island Boys making a cameo...in a circle jerk...wut?|
This movie is filled with gross-out, vulgar and silly humor—and apparently a really healthy dose of Costco and Tide product placement.
|Destroying Tide counts as product placement, right?|
Unlike most gross-out and vulgar humor though, this movie was more akin to MY particular gross-out and vulgar humor taste. At no point did I find the movie to be offensive or nasty—in fact, it was the perfect blend of off-the-wall gross stuff and some guys just messing around having fun under the guise of protecting the neighborhood…that is until they find out aliens are around. Basically, the interaction of Stiller, Vaughn, Hill and Ayoade felt no different then when I’m messing around with my buddies…disappointingly, aliens are NEVER involved when I do stuff with my friends.
|Hill was so funny in this one, it made me forget about The Sitter--fuck...that is|
until I wrote this damn caption.
|"Yep, I'm regretting that burrito..."|
|Not to shit on a possible movie career, Ayoade but let's seen another season of|
The IT Crowd.
|Boy, how much does my life suck since I never get to slow|
dance with an alien.
|Yep...there's a joke about Uranus in there somewhere.|
|For everything else...there's Billy Crudup.|