Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Watch

Ok I tend to love the funny dumb comedy movies. I think they are awesome and they show what real people would do in a crazy situation. I think that's why I love The Hangover and Hot Tub Time Machine. I know they are so SO dumb but they are also very funny. So my aunt and I decided to go see The Watch and I enjoyed it. I wouldn't say that it was the best movie I have ever seen but it did have it's funny moments. I'm sad to say that most of the really funny moments were shown in the trailer.

Ok let's get into it we have Ben Stiller as Evan, Vince Vaughn as Bob, Jonah Hill as Franklin, and Richard Ayoade as Jamarcus. Put these four actors together and you have pure gold in comedy form. I have to say that Richard Ayoade was so funny and I would say almost out shined his senior comedians! I'll get to that more in a minute.

Evan is the manager of a Costco in Ohio and one night one of his employees is murdered. Evan being the up standing citizen that he is, decides to start a neighborhood watch program to keep the town safe. Evan feels that local cop played by Will Forte is not doing the job of finding the killer. Bob decides that The Watch will be a great way to hang out with the boys and sees it as a way to male bound and party. Franklin was rejected from the police force and he uses The Watch as a way to stick it to Forte. Jamarcus does it for fun and because he is hoping to have a crazy sexual encounter with an Asian housewife.

As you can see from the trailer the boys come across an alien and find out that the killer is from space. Then the movie gets really funny because what would your husband do if him and his friends found an alien? They are stupid and curious and hilarious.

The acting in this movie is actually really good. There is a little bit of story between Evan and his wife and Bob and his daughter. There are moments where we see comedy and emotion come together. Jonah Hill is so funny as Franklin, you think he's a little crazy but awesome crazy. Jamarcus is just so funny and witty. He seriously steals the show and you can't help but want more.

Over all if you are looking for a fun movie that is entertaining and enjoyable this is the one for you. It is so stupid and so funny why the heck not! I say try it!

Over all B-

Step Up Revolution

This is going to be quick and to the point. I went and saw Step Up Revolution with kinda high hopes. I thought this would be a great new look at a fun and entertaining series. I was wrong. Don't get me wrong, the dancing is sensational. The way these dancers move and flow is just stunning and mesmerizing. Here is the thing....they are dancers not actors. Oh my goodness this was some of the worst acting I have seen in a long time. I mean COME ON! Did you get these actors off of Craig's list? I'm sorry I know that's not fair.

I should have gone into the movie just to watch the dancing but the script and acting were just so bad. The lines were predictable and you saw the entire story coming from a mile away. I guess I like the hippie idea that you solve your problems with dancing and not fighting. I guess I was just so disappointed in the horrible acting and scripts.

If you are a fan of So You Think You Can Dance then you will love this movie. Half of the 'actors' are former dancers from that show. Like I said the dancing is something to be respected. The choreography is so original and cutting edge. The idea of the flash mob and all these artists coming together is fantastic. I guess the right way to say it is the movie's heart is in the right place but the bad acting over shadows all of that.

Go into this movie with a grain of salt. Go see this movie for the dancing and creative art but do not go expecting some epic story and stellar acting.

Over All: C