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'The Watch' May Be Unwatchable

A group of funny guys attempt to make a funny movie that has really bad timing and may be hard to focus on.

Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade join forces in a neighborhood to fight off an alien invasion in "The Watch."

"The Watch," which had , has a crippling identity problem. This movie desperately wants to be "Ghostbusters," where funny actors confront supernatural happenings, but it never happens. It settles on below-the-belt potty humor that's just not that funny.

The film skews to a young male audience, just in case you're wondering. There is, however, only so much one can take when it comes to blasting aliens and trading jokes relating to testicles of various species…I mean really? This is comedy?

Some will conclude that "The Watch" is destined for failure. The film had to after the tragic death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in an altercation with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, a week before "The Watch" opens, a lunatic opens fire in a Colorado movie theater, making it difficult to belly laugh at currently insensitive jokes about gunplay, shootouts and campaigns to stop the senseless murders in our suburban communites. Plus, the film is just not that good. So the Flick-O-Meter gives "The Watch" a two out of five.

In comedy, timing is everything, and, sadly, this film has no such thing.

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WE Byers July 28, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Terrible movie; such a waste of incredible comic talent; can't believe they'd stoop this pathetically low.

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