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Neighbourhood Watch Is Now The Watch
And it has a red band trailer too...

05 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: IGN

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You may have already seen the trailer for Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and – hooray! – Richard Ayoade’s new comedy, Neighbourhood Watch. But that movie doesn’t exist anymore. Or at least, the title doesn’t. Now the movie is simply called The Watch and has cranked out a new, red band full-length trailer. Take a gander below.

The premise has not changed: the foursome are still part of a neighbourhood watch group formed less from a sense of community responsibility and more for 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 otherworldly is going on.

While the whole alien element has been kept low-key, this latest promo shows the lads exchanging some predictably raunchy banter, but also gives us some solid evidence that their seemingly quiet little ‘burb has been invaded by some non-human new residents.

As for the title swap, that’s been forced by the real-life shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin at the hands of a neighbourhood watch member in Florida last February. You can see why a film that features a neighbourhood watch element going up against kids might consider the shift.

With Hot Rod director Akiva Schaffer working from a script by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, The Watch will arrive in the US on July 27 and hits our screens on August 29.

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And I mean, wow. Didn't laugh once. Didn't even crack a smile and I had above average hopes for this as the cast do have the ability to make me laugh. Not this time though it seems. More

Posted by albumental at 13:13 on 07 May 2012 | Report This Post

Plain boring
Haha, getting fucked in the ass. Haha, that's funny. And green cum. Hehehehe, those guys are hilarious. Not. More

Posted by Mancubus at 14:38 on 06 May 2012 | Report This Post

Richard Ayoade doesn't look either interested or remotely integral to this film. He looks like an extra that got lucky. Probably cast to recreate his IT Crowd role...don't blame him, blame money and producers with sh*t for brains. More

Posted by The Watcher at 13:27 on 06 May 2012 | Report This Post

Needs more Moss
Richard Ayoade didn't get enough time in the trailer, if he dies in the film i'm going to be severely pissed... More

Posted by edjones95 at 19:01 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

L: Wild about Wilder I think it has something to do with someone in the US being killed by a member of a Neighbourhood Watch patrol a couple of months ago. Yes I find the entire concept of this film distasteful (or more so than I did before the Zimmerman murder), and that title left a very poor taste in my mouth. More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 18:15 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

I can dig it.
I like the fact they've only shown us three clips from the film. Usually by the proper trailer I know half the jokes in the film, at least with this I know only three scenes. More

Posted by stuxmusic at 14:50 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

One star. More

Posted by Daniel_House_Lost at 14:09 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

Nice boring trailer to go with the boring new title. More

Posted by odddaze at 14:04 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

Looks awful.
Trying to improv and failing badly. poor trailer prep. shabby shabby workmanship. More

Posted by osh man at 11:23 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

I think it has something to do with someone in the US being killed by a member of a Neighbourhood Watch patrol a couple of months ago. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:43 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

But it's still the same plot!
rename it The Magical Unicorn From Planet Funk, it's still a film about... a neighbourhood watch with guns! More

Posted by Hughezyvstheworld at 10:18 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

Neighbourhood Watch was a better title, at least it had some form of originality. The Watch just sounds a bit...boring. The trailer's okay. More

Posted by Whistler at 10:11 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Neighbourhood Watch Is Now The Watch
I hope it doesn't involve aliens. er_embedded er_embedded& =1 More

Posted by Phubbs at 08:54 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

bad trailer
the teaser looked promising looks awful. More

Posted by seanofthedead at 08:00 on 05 May 2012 | Report This Post

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