is a 2012 comedy movie about a Neighborhood Watch that discovers an Alien Invasion
. It was directed by The Lonely Island
member Akiva Schaffer and written by Seth Rogen
and Evan Goldberg.
Originally titled Neighborhood Watch
, it was retitled and the marketing was changed to focus on the aliens after an incident in Florida where a Neighborhood Watchman shot a teenager dead
The story takes place in the small town of Glenview, Ohio. It begins when Evan Trautwig (Ben Stiller
) forms the Watch after the night watchmen at the place he works is killed and the police don't seem to care. He's joined by three others: Bob (Vince Vaughn
), a construction worker with a rebellious daughter, Franklin (Jonah Hill
), a high school dropout who wanted to be a policeman but failed all the necessary tests, and Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade
), a recent divorcee. None of them are as dedicated as Evan, though.
Then they quite literally crash into the aliens' plot. The aliens are replacing people in the town as part of their preparation for a full invasion of Earth. Now its up to them to find out who has been replaced and stop them in time.
Tropes in The Watch: