Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Alien invasion comedy ‘The Watch’: red band trailer (Video)

By Robbie Graham

July 27 will see the US release of the alien invasion comedy The Watch, starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade. Empire describes the movie as being about four guys who are part of a neighbourhood watch group “formed less from a sense of community responsibility and more from the chance to escape their dull suburban lives and enjoy a little bit of a power trip. But they get far more than they bargained for when they discover evidence that something decidedly otherworldly is going on.”

Until now, the movie has been marketed under the title Neighborhood Watch, but the real-life shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida this February has now suddenly forced the removal of the title’s “neighborhood” element.
The movie’s “alien” element has also thus far been kept low-key, with promotional material to date playing up the comedy, while playing down the sci-fi. But this latest red band trailer leaves no doubt that Stiller and his comedy cohort will indeed be battling ET beasties in suburbia...