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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,…
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.
Despite the large cast of talented actors on show and a script from Pegg and Frost, this film just fails to really deliver. Edgar Wright's presence is missing - not that he was ever supposed to be apart of this project - but when you think of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together you instantly think of Wright. As a trio they really spark off each other brilliantly but here the spark is replaced by a damp squib, the jokes are flat, the comic editing is loose and Simon Pegg's hair piece is wholly unconvincing (don't even get me started on Nick Frost's hair, which he does not even remotely suit)
When I think of the cast made up of…
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.
Esperaba reírme con esta película y lo hice. Es muy bizarra, muy extraña y con un final bonito para ser una película de este género.
Sinopsis: Dos frikis ingleses procedentes de la Comic-Con se encuentran a un alien sinvergüenza.
En resumen: unas cuantas risas, un argumento simple pero entretenido, unos actores que merecen la pena (Simon Pegg y Jason Bateman, aunque este último no hace un papel tan bueno como en otras películas) y actores conocidos pero que no son gran cosa como Nick Frost, que comparte protagonismo con Simon Pegg pero no me llega a hacer mucha gracia; Bill Hader, de "Trainkwreck" o "Y de repente tú" y "The Skeleton Twins"; y Jane Lynch, más conocida por su papel en la serie "Glee").
Conclusión: No es una gran película pero sirve para pasar un buen rato. Es recomendable verla con más gente, es más entretenido.
Not as funny or adrenilisingly-awesome as Shaun or Fuzz, but a brilliant, brilliant movie, especially for sci-fi geeks weened in the 80s. And while it mighn't have the sharpest script or tightest pacing, the relationship stuff, especially between the two leads, is underplayed and very sweet.
Not great, but it had a couple of laughs.
This movie is like E.T. On drugs or at least i hoped so , but it wasn't. This movie was really entertaining and quite funny, but so cheese and predictable at times. This movie has one great cameo that i really enjoyed seeing. The story was very promising but ultimately wasted, the situations that you could do where executed poorly and some jokes did hit and where funny but when the jokes didnt hit it was a bit sad. The chemistry between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as always was great and seth rogen was cast really well for an alien who smokes weed. So I will give Paul
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in one of their best collaborations as two ultra nerds out to track UFOs who end up actually befriending a extraterrestrial trying to get home. The film has many funny moments and Paul is a great character let alone Pegg and Frost's hilarious interactions.
Cute, though it sort of "rolled" into that beaten to death Seth Rogen style comedy at time. In the end as much as it stretched itself thin at times, it had some genuinely funny set ups with some talented comedic actors and the CGI of "Paul" was really well handled. Plus for any of us sic fi geeks, the multi Spielberg, etc., references were always welcomed.
An under-rated Pegg/Frost comedy with excellent supporting characters, effects and (obviously) chemistry. Perhaps if Wright had directed and made it a little zippier it could have been truely special.
Paul is better than I expected it to be, but it still isn't very funny.
One thing I love about the Pegg/Frost duo is that they always have a fresh take on a tired genre. They did it for zombie movies, small town mysteries, horror and now the alien movie.
There have been dozens of 'people who find a friendly alien movies' and Pegg and Frost still manage to find ways to keep this story fresh.
It's not the story I really have a problem with, it's the jokes. Basically I would have preferred if they told their idea to a different writer. This movie has a great cast. Aside from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the cast includes, Jason…
Blythe Danner steals the show in a few minutes screen time, Simon Pegg is as usual full oh himself, Nick Frost as usual the secret star of the film, Seth Rogen's alien at times amusing and Kristen Wiig unfortunately wasted on an useless role.
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