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Your Thoughts on 'Watch' Movie Name Change?

Twentieth Century Fox shortened the title of the film, which had parts filmed in Powder Springs, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case.

A movie that underwent a name change in May to distance itself from the Trayvon Martin case.

According to UPI, Twentieth Century Fox shortened Neighborhood Watch—which features Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill as they form a neighborhood watch group and discover a plot by aliens to destroy the planet—to The Watch.

In February, 17-year-old Martin was shot and killed in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, 28-year-old George Zimmerman. The second bond for Zimmerman, who remains in jail on a charge of second degree murder, was set at $1,000,000 on Thursday, the New York Times reports.

"As the subject matter of this alien-invasion comedy bears no relation whatsoever to the recent tragic events in Florida, the studio altered the title to avoid any accidental or unintended misimpression that it might," Fox is quoted in the UPI report.

In April,  first from Florida theaters and then nationally, because of possible associations with the Trayvon Martin case.

The poster contains what appears to be a prowler on a sign with bullet holes in it, and the trailer shows Hill mimicking a gun with his hands from the backseat of a slow-moving car.

The Watch is set to debut in theaters July 27.

We want to know what you think. 

Is it good that Fox is taking steps to distance itself from the case, or is the company overreacting? Tell us in the comments.

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