Neighborhood Watch trades Trayvon similarities for dubstep and ice cream

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05.04.12 7 Comments

You may remember that back in March, Fox pulled their promos for Neighborhood Watch, a Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn/Jonah Hill comedy being directed by the Lonely Island’s Akiva Shaffer, at least in Florida, as a result of similarities between that trailer and the Trayvon Martin shooting. For good measure, they even renamed it The Watch. Luckily the movie is more about aliens anyway, so now instead of old guys cruising their neighborhood looking for hoody-wearing troublemakers, we see them hanging around the supermarket trying to decide who might be an alien. In a nicely-meta twist, we even see Vince Vaughn’s character ridiculing a child for not knowing how to eat ice cream properly. HAS OUR VINCE VAUGHN PHOTO-MEME BECOME SELF-AWARE??

Look at for R. Lee Ermey at the 1:10 mark. “Why don’t you just shut your cocksucker there, dickweed?” God, if there’s something better than R. Lee Ermey swearing, I don’t know what it is.

Also: Are we putting dubstep in every trailer now? I hadn’t gotten the memo. This WUB WUB looks like it could GZZZZZZZZZZ WAH WAH SXXXXXX be funny ZORB ZORB ZORB SQUIZZZZZZZZ.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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