Watching a film with Ben Stiller is like a box of chocolates ... you never know what you ... well, you film buffs know the quote. I love Ben Stiller and watch all his films and if not for the sheer reason that the film in question might be good in itself, I do enjoy watching Stiller in all his roles. Yet, some of his efforts, especially when he is involved in the creative process are bordering on anarchic comedy, while others are just plain family fare. Think Zoolander, Tropic Thunder and compare them with Along came Polly and Meet the Parents. This one falls firmly in the former category. A bizarre comedy film, full of vulgar jokes, some graphic violence, creepy aliens, totally crank characters all mashed together to form some reall trippy piece of celluloid right there. Yes, I did enjoy it but at some point, I gave up trying to follow this as I would you general run of the mill cracker from Hollywood but let the whole shebang of rudderless mayhem sweep over me and just go with it. Some scenes dont make sense and feel like improvised theatre back in Greenwich Village when people used to lick frogs for fun. The cast is solid and especially Jonah Hill and Ayoade show off their anti-straight playing comedy routinges, which is a blast to behold. Vince Vaughn overdoes it a bit and tends to steer off into Jim Carrey comedy here and then, while Ben Stiller does what he does best, playing the straight faced suburban lackey. The overall story really does not matter and the film aware of this fact and thank god. All the characters have their own little arcs and goals which keep the film going, even though the main story drifts off into oblivion. I did enjoy the ride but I feel like they film makers just threw all their ideas and the cast and In a pot and stirred, ready to serve, it lacks the vision and oomph to really work and there are too many lose ends, both in quality and strucutre, but for what it's worth, a short trip worth your time.