First clip from The Watch with Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller might make you have to pee
The upcoming alien invasion comedy THE WATCH is lining up to be the comedy hit of the summer if all goes well and it's, y'know, actually hilarious. Thus far, the various trailers for the Akiva Schaffer (HOT ROD) directed pic have impressed, and today we have the first clip from the film, which features an empty Diet Coke can and a full bladder. Do the math.
Fill 'er up:
I think THE WATCH will have some hit or miss comedy moments, but will no doubt feature enough hilarity to outweigh the jokes that fall flat. With a great cast and a high-concept story to boot, THE WATCH has all the ingredients for a summer comedy hit. Let's hope it hits that mark.
Another bonus to this film is that it carries an R-rating, which can really make all the difference for a comedy like this. Not every single comedy needs to be elevated to that, but most adult comedy works best when it's lightly censored, rather than buckled down to a PG-13. You don't go to a movie like this for "church-friendly" comedy.
Starring Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn, Richard Ayoade, Will Forte, Rosemarie DeWitt, Billy Crudup, R. Lee Ermey, and, oh yes, Doug Jones, THE WATCH starts patrolling the 'hood on July 27, 2012.
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|Extra Tidbit:||The screenplay for this was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg who also wrote Superbad and Pineapple Express, two comedies I love. Fingers crossed for another win (and not another Green Hornet).|