We’ve already had a couple of trailers for Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill’s new comedy The Watch, but 20th Century Fox’s international team figured we could all do with one more. So now, dug up by the team at The Film Stage, comes the latest promo, which does actually feature a fair amount of new footage.
We’re also given a little bit more plot this time around, introduced to Stiller as a slightly overachieving busybody who runs various organisations intended to make his suburban neighbourhood pristine and perfect.
But when he decides to launch a Neighbourhood Watch program, the recruits' intentions aren’t quite as community-minded. There’s Bob (Vaughn) who sees the Watch as a chance to hang with a crew and avoid family responsibility. Franklin (Hill) is a young man with a yearning for real power, who tried out for the police department but was rejected because he’s a violent loon when provoked. And then there’s Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade, finally given more to do here) who… well, he’s got his own reasons for signing on.
We also get some brief moments with Stiller’s wife (Rosemarie DeWitt) and little extra peek at the aliens that the group tangles with.