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The Watch trailer attacks the block

TheWatch.jpgThe Watch is the comedy film renamed from The Neighborhood Watch, which is good at least it means that the international spelling is right. Anyway, I don't think that the title renaming is really the problem, for me it's the fact that it reminds me of Attack the Block something rotten, it's just that the leads are a group of grown men still trying to be kids and the humour.

Written by Seth Rogen and directed by Akiva Schaffer the film stars a band of the usual American comedians, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and some other just as recognisable names Richard Ayoade, R. Lee Ermey, Billy Crudup and Rosemarie DeWitt.

It's good to see Richard Ayoade appearing in a big American comedy, he's certainly taken a leap forward, and rightly so. However I wonder about this film.

It does feel very much like Attack the Block with American adults, still I'm sure fans of the standard American comedy will lap it up. I'm not such a fan though and the joke with the shooting of the alien is typical of how I feel about the comedy, it goes on too long flogging a dead joke.

Here's the blurb for The Watch:

Suburban dads who form a neighbourhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

That tells you everything you need to know, and here's the trailer through TrailerAddict that is filled with story and action, much more than the previous trailer.



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