Review: ‘The Watch’: Vulgar Comedy & Alien Thrills with Mixed Results

Aliens are all the rage these days. Even the Frat Pack – Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn, at least – is going up against beings from outer space who want to wipe us out in gruesome fashion. The Watch, the film where all of that happens, is a fine comedy, able to produce laughter in nice, steady beats.  There isn’t much drama in the way, and in the end the jokes stick there on the screen not amounting to much. It won’t go down with Frat Pack favorites like Anchorman or even Dodgeball, but with weird characters and a balls-to-the-wall attitude with the alien horror, at least The Watch tries to be somewhat memorable. More below! Stiller plays Evan Trautwig, an overachiever to his community. Evan likes to create committees, so when a security guard at the Costco Evan manages turns up dead, the do-gooder takes it upon himself to establish …

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