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'Neighborhood Watch' Gets a New Title + Hilarious Red Band Trailer

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May 4, 2012
Source: IGN

The Watch

In case you hadn't heard, early advertising for the comedy Neighborhood Watch was pulled from theaters due to the publicity surrounding the headline making case in Florida regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Now in order to separate itself from the neighborhood watch shooting case, the film is simply going by The Watch. Though the title doesn't really matter, because the movie starring Ben Stiller just looks absolutely hilarious after watching this brand new red band trailer that just showed up. Finally, the alien invasion part of the plot is introduced right off the bat. This looks pretty damn funny. Watch it!

Here's the new red band trailer for Akiva Schaffer's The Watch, originally in HD via IGN:

The Watch (formerly Neighborhood Watch) is directed by SNL's Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod), is about a group of suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion. The film stars Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Richard Ayoade and more with a screenplay from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, The Green Hornet) and 20th Century Fox is releasing The Watch in theaters on July 27th this summer.

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  • Stan
    Actually looks funny. 
  • Rhythm Master
    " Let's put Dubstep in the trailer it's so in right now!" - Screw you Hollywood, give Ayoade some lines!
  • http://twitter.com/AgentKidSociety Agent Kid Society
    Looks hilarious! 'The Watch' seems like a much cleaner fit, in my opinion...
  • http://twitter.com/incarnedine_v Dan Hibiki
    Gotta support Ayoade.
  • fem!anon
    I seriously had no idea it was about aliens. Makes me not want to watch as much. But I do like Richard Ayoade. It's nice to see him in Amurrica.
  • DAVIDPD
    Yeeha! I can't wait.
  • peloquin
    It seems like all the actors have similar comedic timing and delivery which makes the jokes seem dry and predictable.  Also, it appears like improv was used a lot which tells me the story is going to suffer.  I sense a film similar to Grown Ups or Couples Retreat where there's a lot of funny actors involved, but they all cancel each other out.
    • Akirakorn
      Maybe with Couples Retreat, but Grown Ups was just not funny in any way. Sorry to those involved but it's true.
  • ALIENS ARE COMIN...!
    Why is hollywood making alien invasion movies these days, its like putting a seed in our brains for believing there really could be one! You never know they probably would plan a real life staged invasion soon. Keep your heads high..!!
    • Jonathan Eyeless
      Shut up
      • ALIENS ARE COMIN...!
         Well I see you are an Eyeless kid. Good Luck while you last ;p
  • Xerxexx
    Wonder why they changed it...wonder if it has anything to do with a particular story out there. Looks good, loved the barn explosion.
  • http://mithunonthe.net/ Mithun Divakaran
    Ugh, another trailer with dubstep! Hollywood made a subgenre of music that was already bad into mainstream bad. 
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ5hK-D8kRQ Crapola
      I once described Dubstep as a combination of having aids and cancer at the same time, it's probably worse actually. It does make for some really funny viewing in clubs though when folk try and dance to it. It's ketamine music, that kindo says it all.
      • norm
        Dubstep is the sound of douchebag.
    • Jericho
      you play music that is popular with the general crowd to attract the general audience...not a dumb as you think.....
  • Voice of Reason
    Problems with the neighborhood? Have they tried turning it off and on again? Like others, Im all sorts of psyched about Ayoade but wonder if he can redeem the rest of his gradually uninteresting and otherwise faded comedian co-stars.
    • Xerxexx
       I think Stiller still has it, Tropic Thunder was pretty good.
      • Voice of Reason
        Tropic Thunder was good, and the awesome supporting cast only helped...as it stands now—in my opinion—for Stiller, and especially Vaughn, the crap far outweighs the good.
        • Xerxexx
           Understandable.
  • beevis
    i thought it looked pretty funny - and cool to see r. lee ermey as a neighbor.
    • Xerxexx
       One of the best parts.
      • beevis
        yup - made me pull "full metal jacket" out and watch it this evening!
        • Xerxexx
          That is always a good watch. Love the Sniper/Joker scene.
          • beevis
            yea- that movie is loaded with great scenes. how about when cowboy introduces joker to animal mother. - or jokers conversations with his press commander who sends him into combat.......great stuff.
          • Xerxexx
              any scene with with animal mother was awesome but tense...Adam Baldwin was great.
  • http://www.facebook.com/danielvutran Daniel Vu Tran
    wonder why they chose to use dubstep.. lol..... fcuking gross..
    • Jericho
      you use music that is popular with the general audience...
  • http://www.quanahblogs.com/ Quanah
    "Either way we're going to get involved in this guy's life." Ha. Funny. I met R. Lee Ermey a few weeks ago at a Cabelas grand opening in Washington State. He smiled. I thought I was dead.
    • Xerxexx
      *Pulls chair up, eyes wide* Do tell.
      • http://www.quanahblogs.com/ Quanah
        He looks a lot older in person, but his eyes pierce right through you. Interesting guy for the 45 seconds I saw him. He really knows how to charm the women as well. 
        • Xerxexx
           Eek!
    • grimjob
      R. Lee Ermey makes everything better.
  • Zeus
     Looks great!
  • SV7
    For f$ck sake, can someone write a comedy with actual wit and funny jokes in it rather than over relying on crassness and swearing? 21 Jump Street was the same. This is the easiest type of low brow humor. This isn't good comedy writing. Where is the next The Other Guys? That was actually a well written comedy and it was hilarious. I have nothing against swearing, I loved Mac Gruber which is criminally under-rated. But it used swearing in the jokes. After a pretty good opening 10 minutes, 21 Jump Street looked like it was ab-libbed for the next 90 minutes... I really think Jonah Hill is lowering the bar for comedy. Sorry, that's Academy award nominated Jonah hill.
    • Moneyballs
      ohh right he was nominated for his 10 minute role in moneyball.... lol. Now THAT is hilarious.
      • Xerxexx
        More than 10 minutes...
        • lewinston
          Intelligent comedy, right, right! I agree: "Pardon me Reginald! I do believe thoust corn on cob has precariously left thy hand and has arrived in most uncouth fashion on thine ground" "Fear not good sir as this ground is 'cob'ble stone, Mwuhuhuhuhuh" Something more like that right? That's what you're into?
          • frank
            I agree.  It' looked ok but seriously Jonah Hill drives me nuts.  I can't stand the dude.
      • Akirakorn
        Not the first time somebody got nominated for an extended cameo... pretty sure one or two even won. Pretty sure if a camera operator used his hoagie to balance a steady shot it would get nominated for a supporting roll...
  • SwingersAndMade
    Most of your guys definition of "hilarious" seems a bit off. This looks "ok" and I will go see it for Vince Vaughn. But that trailer doesn't look "hilarious" at all.
    • Xerxexx
       Humor is subjective...you're opinion isn't the only opinion out there, neither is mine.
      • Akirakorn
        And the subject of his opinion is humor. Which is redundant. Just like mine.
  • Madmax
    am grinning from ear to ear
  • korbindallis
    I found this fucking hilarious   
    • Akirakorn
      ...and now hilarious is covered in green cum.
      • korbindallis
        yes 
  • AskingAlexx2013
    Does anyone know what the dubstep song in the trailer??

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