The studio changed the trailer for The Watch multiple times due to real life getting in the way, but now the Ben Stiller sci-fi comedy has arrived in theaters.

Four everyday suburban guys come together to form a neighborhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives, one night a week. When they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination.

Did you see the movie? Did the trailer deliver on the promise of rip-roaring laughter, or did the alien shenanigans get out of hand? Use the comment section below to share your thoughts, reactions, and reviews on the movie.

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9 Comments

  1. ~wyntermute~ on

    Aliens? Really? Wow. Y’all just spoilered it for me, because the commercials/trailers did NOT give me any hints that there were aliens involved. I thought it was “4 goofballs vs some crime wave in Suburbia”, with a great deal of emphasis on the “4 goofballs” part. I had even considered going to see it (or eventually seeing it on DVD), but now that I know it’s “Ben Stiller & Friends Vs The Aliens” I think I’ll save my movie-dollars for the new Will Farrell/Zack Galifwhatever movie. ^_^ Thanks for the info!

    • Eh. Most of the write-ups on it for schedules & local reviews all played up the “aliens” angle, so it wasn’t a spoiler to me. Still, like you, I’ll wait for DVD/cable, since it sounds cute enough to watch but not enough to buy movie tickets & food.

    • Did you miss the television ad, then, where it starts off with ‘There’s an alien invasion happening’ and ‘Anything from outer space, kill it’ and they find the alien orb-shaped destruction ray and say ‘Nobody touches this until we figure out what it is’ and then proceed to all touch it and use it to blow up sheds and such in someone’s backyard … ?

  2. Chris_in_Texas on

    I saw the trailer on Tuesday, when a friend and I watched the Dark Knight Rises. Looks like a pretty funny movie. It’s hard to going wrong with Stiller, Vaughn, or Hill. So, a movie featuring all three should have no excuse, to not be funny.

    I’ll probably take a chance on it and see it at an early morning matinee. I can seeing it for $2.50. So no big loss if it does suck.

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