Connor's Review of The Watch
The Watch is good for what it is and that quite simply is a funny movie with a silly plot and four talented actors who give good performances. While it is fair to say that some will not like The Watch fans of the buddy comedy genre should enjoy it and to an extent fans of sci-fi may enjoy it also as the two blend together quite well. Filled with immature jokes and quirky characters The Watch is a film that should be enjoyed in the company of friends who don't take life to seriously. The all star cast of Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn and Richard Adoyade work well together and the chemistry between the four is fantastic and they provide laughs throughout the film.
When an uptight Costco manager named Evan(Stiller) starts a neighborhood watch scheme to catch a murderer he expects the locals to turn out in their masses but instead his watch team consists of four of the biggest misfits in the town in the form of Bob(Vaughn), Jamarcus(Adoyade) and Franklin(Hill). Bob is the most enthusiastic member of the watch but his ideas usually involve drinking and violence, Jamarcus just seems happy to be in other peoples company and Franklin is a rejected cop who takes his role in the watch far to seriously. When the misfits stumble upon an alien they realize that the world is under threat and when they discover that the aliens are actually living in human skin it is up to them to stop them.
The movie is itself good popcorn entertainment and the four leads work well with each other and all the humor in the film comes from them, especially Jonah Hill's character. Hill has proven time and again that he is one of the finest actors in Hollywood today and he is in his best form when the films are comedy movies. Hill repeats his success in movies like 21 Jump Street and Superbad with his performance in the Watch.