Director Akiva Schaffer’s (Hot Rod) raunchy alien invasion comedy The Watch is creeping towards theaters. The first official clip from the film definitely showcases the filthy sense of humor of the script by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg (Superbad) rather than extraterrestrials.
The Watch is the story of four bored suburban dudes—Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade—who form a neighborhood watch in order to fend off the boredom of their daily lives. When they discover that aliens have invaded their peaceful little burg, it’s up to these average Joes to save the world.
This clip doesn’t actually involve any of the science fiction elements of The Watch, but it does have Bob (Vaughn) peeing into a can, and talking about it in detail. So there’s that. You don’t want to interrupt your stakeout by getting out of the minivan to take a leak, and peeing in a can beat swearing an adult diaper. It’s a little surprising they didn’t go that latter route, actually. If you’ve seen the red band trailer then you know the humor skews heavily towards the crass side of things. And that’s putting it lightly. At one point there is a lengthy discussion of Jonah Hill performing oral sex on a strange man. That’s definitely the demographic they’re shooting for.
Presumably the members of the neighborhood watch are staking out aliens of some sort at their local Costco, but they could be spying on anyone. The purpose seems to be beside the point, and the main focus of this clip is the urine.
The Watch opens July 27th, 2012.