Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Watch

I feel like a dink because I keep enjoying the mainstream movies more than the indie ones. To be fair, the indie ones have sucked. Either way, I really enjoyed The Watch, starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and a few cameos that really made the movie sweet.

First off, Vince Vaughn was in his fucking element with this one. Clearly was just given the direction to be "Bob: the loud, lovable neighborly man" and he went with it. Jonah Hill I feel is trying to find his place now that he's not a) fat and b) a kid. He was amazing in his early roles like Accepted and Superbad but he seems as if he actually lost his confidence along with his weight. Hopefully he figures his niche out; I'm sure he will.

Will Forte plays an annoying police sergeant and The Lonely Island make a quick but sweet appearance. Akiva directed it so it's not surprising. Also as a sidenote, I really enjoy Akiva directed movies (Hot Rod, anyone?). And Seth Rogan helped write it so you know there's just a shit-ton of comedy groups colliding (Lonely Island + Judd Apatow group + Anchorman/Dodgeball group =awesome).

It's also not too Ben Stiller-y for those that don't find him funny or are weary after his last few ventures.

Definitely worth checking out before the summer's over!

Vaughn's Oh face

1 comment:

Steph Sessa said...

Can't wait to see this one and swoon over my boy Richard Ayoade. Ps. you should watch the IT Crowd.