From the director of Hot Rod comes a Stiller, Vaughn, Hill starring comedy (at this point suprised Vaughn gets billed before Hill) that looks like a goofy alien comedy, guessing from trailer that it is plot heavy (a funny neighborhood watch film would be fine but then they throw aliens in and I lose a bit of interest). I don’t think I want to see this.
Step Up Revolutions on the other hand has a intriguing plot, saving a community thru flash mobs, should be good fun (tho at 106 mins it may wear out its welcome).
Oh what? The Watch involves aliens?? I saw the trailer on silent the other day and thought it looked alright, but, yeah, the aliens aspect makes it a lot less interesting…
And Step Up 4 is another movie that I hope my fiancee doesn’t find out about.
I’ll see The Watch. Why not?
I’ll wait for dvd though!
As with most comedies for me, it’ll depend on the reviews. If The Watch gets terrible reviews, I’ll probably skip it. There is nothing more torturous than sitting through a bad comedy.
Killer Joe comes out this weekend too (but maybe that’s a limited release?). That’s what I’ll be seeing for sure.
To be honest, I used to be dismissive of the Step Up series but now I’m really curious. I’m not expecting great plots or deep thoughts, but they all look spectacular (as in literally ‘spectacle’) and they do seem to be getting more and more into this idea of, “Look, this is our community, this is our expression, this is what we’re going to do, and if you don’t like it, hey, hot chicks and ripped dudes.”
^^it’s the hot chicks and ripped dudes that throws me off. I wish it were more ‘realistic’ in that regard, but i agree that, from the little i’ve seen, there is a degree of visual invention to those films.
@santino: Yep, Killer Joe isn’t a wide release. That’s why it will be featured in my Limited Release Movies thread.
Because my mainstream-minded brain is begging me to, I will watch The Watch. The downplay of the neighborhood watch aspect in the trailers, however, in light of the Trayvon Martin murder is the reason why that alien aspect is being given more focus.
I wasn’t intrigued by the flashmob with a heart of gold idea, but I’m considering watching the first in the series.
I haven’t seen one preview for The Watch yet that’s made me even giggle :( So maaaaaaaybe a Dvd watch.
What, you don’t think it’s realistic for a sexy underground flash mob to be composed entirely of winners of the genetic lottery? How else would they find each other?
I suspect Bijoux is gonna watch the first Step Up because of Channing Tatum ;)
Hahaha. You know me too well, Dude!!
I don’t even mind that the real Mrs. Chanzibar is in the film.
Is this the first flash mob as major plot point in a film? the only thing I can think of (outside of a mention in Friends with Benifets) is that Howie Mandel Fox thing with flash mobs
Step Up Revolution 3D is one of the best cinema experiences of 2012
I’ve seen both of these. I found enough chuckles in The Watch (C+) to recommend it for a Redbox viewing or streaming, and it deserved a somewhat kinder critical reception, but it’s by no means one of the year’s best comedies. Richard Ayoade almost singlehandedly saves it. Step Up Revolution (D-) is a disaster with no reason to exist in its present state. I knew the plot would be inane, but the dancing is edited into oblivion, with pointless close-ups in the middle of sequences that might have otherwise been fun. It has one thing to offer, impressive dance moves, and can’t even manage to get that right. The only moment I didn’t hate was the dance scene at the art museum, which is visually interesting.
The Watch really wasn’t as bad as I anticipated from all the reviews. Richard Ayoade, without a doubt, stole the show, and while it was sometimes needlessly vulgar and juvenile, it had some solid, sustainable laughs throughout.
And as far as Step Up: Revolution goes, I know I watch a lot of garbage, but even I have standards.