The Watch Reviews
Director Akiva Schaffer, excellent when directing and co-writing SNL Digital Shorts, has his hands full just trying to attach one ill-fitting scene to another, with little opportunity to establish a coherent style or, for that matter, a coherent shot list
It's another one of those loud, penis-obsessed bro farces, lazily written (by actor Seth Rogen, among others) and haphazardly directed (by Akiva Schaffer, longtime "SNL" writer and part of the Lonely Island comedy team).
It has bodily humor that tilts so far out of funny they land in "clinically embarrassing." And it makes Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill yell like hyenas to keep things lurching along.
Ayoade, the writer and director of last year's charming U.K. indie Submarine, brings a stranger-in-a-strange-land naivete to the proceedings. He's The Watch's biggest surprise - not that there are many.