The Watch (2012)

Directed by Akiva Schaffer

Starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade



In a reasonably small town when a local man is killed four men decide to start a neighbourhood watch group. While on one of their watches they come across an alien and end up having to try and save the Earth from an alien invasion.


Yes this is an alien invasion film with some high profile comedy actors having to save the world and there are some funny moments which you would expect given the actors however it is not the best film that Stiller, Vaughn and Hill have been in. There is action, guns, explosions, deaths but the film just kind of trickles along.


The film was enjoyable but never really got going. A lot of the funniest scenes were shown in the trailers with them being extended just a tad. There is no real need to see this in the cinema so just wait for it to come out on DVD/Bluray/TV.


TheFriedGold rating – 2.5/5


Film Fact

Will Ferrell was due to play the Ben Stiller role but he and then Director David Dobkin had a falling out