Posted on 11/23/12 10:17 PM
Entertaining, however completely unengaging in the middle. The beginning and end are shot well and hold attention, but the middle seems completely neglected - as if the filmmakers couldn't come up with anything interesting to connect the dots. Only Vince Vaughn seems to enjoy his character and Jonah Hill apparently cannot give a consistent character. The cinematography is uninteresting, the camera movements are sloppy and unrefined - violating the 180 degree rule multiple times - and the editing accents many jump cuts that came from poor directing. The end culminates with an unnecessary - yet entertaining action sequence most likely directed by Michael Bay - but even that can't make up for the mess that is, "The Watch." While it's mild attempt at comedy barely succeeds, it can't make up for it's dreary execution.