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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.
Everytime I watch this I catch a new reference I didn't get before
Deux nerds rencontrent un extra-terrestre lors de leur voyage aux USA, se liant d'amitié avec lui, ils vont le conduire à travers le pays pour qu'il puisse rentrer chez lui...
Drôle, plaisant à regarder et à chercher les nombreuses références sci-fi, pas de temps mort, un excellent cast, le duo Nick Frost/Simon Pegg qui fonctionne toujours aussi bien surtout, comme c'est le cas ici, quand ils ajoutent de la profondeur à leurs personnages respectifs, les vfs de Paul sont très bon (encore au top 5 ans après), ...
Tout cela donne un film qui permet de se détendre tout en passant un bon moment!
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Paul er en fin film, uskyldig og sjov, dog med et par jokes her og der der ikke fungerede. Men man kan ikke lade vær med at elske idéen fuldt ud!
Sweet story about every nerd's dream coming true.
Nick Frost? Simon Pegg? Seth Rogen? Kristen Wiig? Bill Hader? Jason Batemen?
This movie could've been comedic gold but it's just extremely flat in all of its areas. Yes it's alright and had fairly decent comedic scenes but from Simon and Nicks writing?? It should have been a lot better. I expected a lot more in all honesty. Maybe that's unfair but it's true.
Some scenes were actually hilarious and really damn funny but with all these comedians they didn't shine out of it at all. It's almost like Christoph Waltz in Spectre when we're talking about wasted talent in a film. I mean I loved all the references and all the nods and homages to Scifi movies but that shouldn't be where the line ends.
Overall not bad, not good but an enjoyable 2 hours that I won't really remember in about 24 hours.
While I missed Edgar Wright's visionary directorial style, I found myself laughing much more than I expected, and didn't even hate Seth Rogan!
It's nothing to write home about, and certainly not as good as the Cornetto Trilogy, but not a bad film for a rainy Saturday night at the cottage.
It's certainly not as good as their other films but I can't help but adore the chemistry between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Every moment they have together is pure gold.
Watched this a few years ago thought, it was just good. But watching it again I couldn't stop laughing, Seth Rogen was excellent and hilarious as Paul the Alien and the whole cast such as Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader and Joe Lo Truglio were hilarious.
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