We’ve said it before but it bears repeating now and again: international trailers for American movies are always fascinating because of what they choose to show and how they show it. Perhaps you’d think that an international trailer for The Watch wouldn’t really change things up, but it does. We will note that even the international trailer has the same strange obsession with Skrillex’s “Bangarang” that the domestic ones do.
The above trailer actually gives some character to the foursome of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and British newcomer Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd). Mostly they’re desperate, lonely men who live in the suburbs but there are some… subtleties in their degrees of desperation.
The Watch was written by the writing team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express) and directed by Akiva Schaffe,r who you might recognize as a member of The Lonely Island, the group behind such SNL hits as “I’m on a Boat.”
The Watch will be in theaters on July 27.