Blu-ray Review: Inconsistent Comedy ‘The Watch’ Wastes Talented Cast

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CHICAGO – There are people who made it who probably think that the real-world controversy around Trayvon Martin, which forced the film to abandon its original title of “Neighborhood Watch,” is what undid “The Watch” with Ben Stiller & Vince Vaughn, one of the biggest bombs of Summer 2012. The fact is that this comedy would be a miss no matter what was going on in the world. It’s not as disastrous as some critics would have you believe as there are more laughs than your average recent Adam Sandler or Eddie Murphy films and the supporting cast, notably Richard Ayoade and Rosemarie Dewitt, is pretty funny, but it’s a definite disappointment.

HollywoodChicago.com Blu-ray rating: 2.5/5.0
Rating: 2.5/5.0

The movie jumps back and forth in terms of tone and never builds up enough speed while also often playing into the worst, laziest tendencies of Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. However, if you’re a big fan of either falling star or the two rising ones in the supporting cast, it’s a reasonably diverting rental. You could do a whole lot better but you could also do worse than you may have heard.

The Watch was released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13, 2012
The Watch was released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13, 2012
Photo credit: Fox

Synopsis:
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade take male bonding to hilarious new heights in this outrageous, no-holds-barred comedy that gets funnier every time you watch!

There’s trouble brewing in peaceful Glenview, Ohio. That’s why four civic-minded citizens, armed with flashlights, walkie-talkies and spiffy new jackets, have teamed up to safeguard their community. But the guys find more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien plot to destroy Earth, and now these bumbling heroes are Glenview’s only chance to save the neighborhood - and the world - from annihilation!

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Special Features:
o Unrated Deleted Scenes
o Outrageous Deleted Scenes
o Jonah Alternate Takes
o Watchmakers
o Alien Invasions & You
o Casting The Alien
o Digital Copy Included

“The Watch” stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Will Forte. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13, 2012.

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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