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For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing uncomfortably close, Paul escapes on the first RV that passes by his compound in Area 51. Fortunately, it contains the two earthlings who are most likely to rescue and harbor an alien on the run.
Paul was directed by Greg Mottola and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost who also wrote it. It centres around them, playing 2 Sci-Fi nerds, on a road trip across America to see various famous 'alien' landmarks, and to attend a Sci-Fi nerd convention. During this trip, a real alien who happens to have an extremely crude personality and foul mouth escapes from top military base he's been hanging around in for the last 60 years. He ends up hitching a lift with our 2 heroes in their RV, and chased by federal agents across America. And so on.
Being a Pegg/Frost comedy, the first thing anybody does when watching is compare it with Sean of the Dead or Hot…
"Paul" will never be mistaken for a great film, but it is hard not to appreciate it for its myriad references to science fiction films, engaging performance by Simon Pegg, and laughs, most satisfyingly generated by Kristen Wiig. The film lacks depth (not that it needs any), and its parts never really gel; but it is an amusing 90 minutes.
Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead are two of the funniest movies of recent years. Aside from the perfect partnership of comedy legends Simon Pegg and Nick Frost,the reason these films were so great was both Edgar Wright's direction and the fact they are so British. Seriously could the Yanks deliver a film like Shaun? Could they fuck.
This is where"Paul" misses the mark. Yes it has all the Pegg/Frost hallmarks but lacks that Britishness that endeared them to fans everywhere. The film may well have the lads playing typically English sci-fi geeks, but it feels American. And that's part of the problem. Pegg's charm always shines through. Whether it's with a mouthful of expletives or a sarcastic put-down,…
I watched this in Thailand, waiting a really long time for a late bus. there was Thai subtitles. I was sweating and covered in bug bites. there was stray dogs and geckos and no wi-fi. all I ate was chocolate I bought at the duty-free airport. we still had a 12 hour bus ride ahead of us back to bangkok.
I thought this movie was ok.
'...And this is Clive Gollings, the writer.'
When inspiration fails you, sometimes you need to 'just go with it'. So, perhaps not the most inspired of choices, but a film that entertains me every single viewing. 'Paul' is one of those films, that perhaps isn't unique, as it comprises of homages, nods and quotes from all manner of source materials, highlighting what fan boys both Pegg and Frost truly are. It is, however, intelligent and respectful with it's use, and although never stretches itself, always hits the spot with the laughs.
From Pegg's hair, to the design and back story of Paul, all the way to the cast, Paul is a film that manages to transcend the shackles of being…
50% good, 50% terrible. Paul has two key ingredients needed to be good; and those are obviously Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. And then it has some decent enough support from its cast, it SHOULD be a great comedy film, yet it falls short due to the inevitable fusion of British and American humour which in all honesty, only sometimes goes together well.
Doesn't really go well here, but the British duo do sometimes shine through and make parts enjoyable. Paul will never be a classic film; but is perfectly harmless (mostly) and occasionally fun. Comparisons to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are only natural, and probably unfair; since this will never match up to those.
It makes many nods to Steven Spielberg, its a buddy comedy with Nick Frost & Simon Pegg, and it has Seth Rogen as a back-talking, perverted alien. That means this is the perfect science fiction comedy. Had a great cast too, with an unexpected arrival by Sigourney Weaver. I dont care for Kristen Wiig, but she's okay in this, I guess. Has many great jokes, its a fun road trip adventure, and the casting choices were made well. If you like Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, I highly recommend seeing them in this. Their chemistry is always great in everything they star in.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost need to not make movies without Edgar Wright.
Clever buddy comedy will definitly please Pegg and Frost's fans.
yeah this wasn't wright
Simon Pegg und Nick Frost solide, aber lange nicht in Höchstform. Die Nerd-Gags wirken erzwungen, weil sie es sind. Der Alien "Paul" ist so flach wie möglich, damit lustig - und so tief wie nötig, damit nachvollziehbar. Slapstick statt Dialog oder optischem Witz. Schade eigentlich, für einen Sonntagnachmittag gibt es bessere Wahl, aber auch schlechtere. Diese BluRay wird sich nicht neben die Cornetto-Trilogie gestellt.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together never fails to make me laugh. This one is actually not directed by Edgar Wright but it is still a really funny movie, and it also acts like a homage to other science fiction movies. I love this probably even more than The World's End.
Film #3 of Alex's Scavenger Hunt Mini #1
Task #5/16: A film where the main character shares your religion
"I'm on a mission from God!"
"Tell Him you failed!"
This film is...tremendously not good. This wannabe Edgar Wright film wastes the cast it has with a lack of jokes. Its supposed to be a comedy, but theres like three funny lines in the whole movie, and that's being generous. All the performances are phoned in, even some of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's scenes. Everybody can just give this film a big pass. Was gonna give this one star, but they actually implemented the CG alien in almost seamlessly. I gave How High the same rating not too long ago, and where that film was stupid, it at least made me laugh. Unlike this unfunny E.T. knockoff.
This is a B grade Frost&Pegg film which I think is because no Edgar to trim down some of it that doesn't work. Their other films together cleverly nod to the films that inspired them and this film is lazy at times for what it is nodding to. It is enjoyable but nothing is terrific about it.
Cuando parecía que la trilogía Cornetto tal vez corría el riesgo de no completarse, salió "Paul" de la nada y demostró que Frost y Pegg todavía tenían ganas de trabajar juntos y la inspiración para visitar, una vez más, la ciencia ficción.
La idea de dos ingleses que viajan a EEUU para visitar la comic con y realizar un road trip a los puntos más interesantes para los frikis y fans de teorías conspiranoicas (nunca lo mencionan tal cual pero me parece que visitan “The Extraterrestrial Highway”). Pero tal vez debió pasar un poquito más de tiempo en revisión el guión porque, aunque el comienzo y el entusiasmo de parte de sus actores son geniales, el humor y las ideas…
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"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.
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