Movie Review: Paul
Posted by The Obscured Vixen on August 18, 2011
4 of 5 stars
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he’s been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town-a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.
This movie was great! Much better than I expected. Anyone that has ever been to a con, or wanted to go to a con, has to watch this movie. It is such a great geek fest of a movie.
Paul is an alien from another planet, that acts like ET all grown up. He plays tricks, curses, and has one dirty mind. He’s extremely loveable, and has very funny interactions with humans. Specifically Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost). I’m not a big fan of Kristen Wiig, but she actually didn’t bother me too much in this movie.
I can see how some people would not enjoy this movie, if it’s not your cup of tea. However, if you are a huge geek/dork/nerd (whatever you want to call yourself) like I am, you will greatly appreciate this movie. There are Star Wars jokes, typical con fan jokes, anime jokes, and so much more. A definite recommend.