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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.
I always felt like something was missing while watching this film, and I believe it to be Edgar Wright's direction. The film is pretty good, but nowhere near as unique and deep and fun as the other Pegg/Frost adventures.
Perfect when you're in bed with the flu
I'll call this a miss for Simon Pegg who usually supplies plenty of laughs. A little too much sentiment when a drier wit might have carried it through. Kind of made me want to watch "Ted" again as Paul's lines might have been funnier coming out of a stuffed bear.
And when will Hollywood stop portraying Christians as obsessive rubes and hicks?
Still holds up and is entertaining and funny
There´s a reason why Simon Pegg writes with Edgar Wright.
this movie was pretty good. obviously I'm more likely to adore this movie as it has Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in it, but this movie certainly
is a good watch.
there were quite a few Star Trek references, which of course I appreciate, and although this movie would highly appeal to anyone really, I think nerdy people will get more of a laugh out of it.
p.s agent zoil was a total daddy can he put a gun to my throat thank u
Road movie & feel good movie. Out of the box nice.
Paul isn't going to appeal to everyone: moviegoers without a strong connection to sci-fi, especially that of 70s/80s Spielberg, and nerd culture won't be affected the same way as someone familiar with those things. This is a film for nerds, by nerds. Fortunately, it's just accessible enough to appeal to most anyone; a fortunate thing for sure, because it's a pretty enjoyable time. The plot is ultimately little more than a road trip movie with a sci-fi twist, but there's plenty of gags that are quite amusing, and Greg Mottola brings the same kind of charm that made Superbad and Adventureland such memorable experiences too. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (who actually wrote this movie) continue to share perfect chemistry,…
[after getting frisked inappropriately by O'Reilly] Get your goddamn hands off my motherfuckin' junk! -Paul
Paul star one of my favorite English actor Seth Rogen and my favorite British actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It is very funny. I watched it with my friend and we had a lot of laughs. I definitely recommend it.
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