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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.
A Simon Pegg - Nick Frost páros mindig nagyot alkot, de ennél a filmnél kicsit túl 'amerikássá' vették a figurát, nem olyan jók a poénok, mint a rendes angol filmjeiknél. Néhol rendesen lebutították a poénokat, de azért voltak jó jelenetek is, amiken lehetett nevetni.
Persze ne várjunk sokat a filmtől, nincsenek benne világmegváltó gondolatok, vagy hatalmas fordulatok. De azért a legfőbb munkát elvégzi: szórakoztat.
Paul is wonderful road-comedy-science-fiction film, it brings same tenderness such as Monsters, however here we are dealing with science with essence of comedy in it.
For at least the first half of this film, I was somewhat indifferent to it; it was rather less fun than Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, and I was still misled by the advertising I had seen four years back into expecting a rather different film.
It is less fun, or at least a little less manic, than those two films. That's allowable-- it would be terrible if actors were not allowed to do things different from previous outings. It does pick up some steam as it goes, and pulled something I genuinely didn't see coming during the climax, and the expectations engendered by the ads never came to fruition. Those expectations regarded the character of Paul himself;…
I'd heard it wasn't on par with the Edgar Wright films but I'm pretty surprised how disappointed I was in a film written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Lazy joke writing, unengaging plot and characters, unearned sentimentality. It's about as mediocre a film as it gets. Cameos and references do not a good movie make.
It is one of the movies that all geeks should watch. Paul is an alien very nice and funny without bad jokes he can entertain until children. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost the called two geeks that film tell fall very well in your character; everything light. The evangelical lassie that is amateur and began overstate in swear-word. When we start the final part of the movie began until to look clichés but all worth it to watch. Is clear reference of "aliens the film" with performance of Sigourney Weaver. Ultimately is a film of comedy that not need appeal to violence, blood, terror, bad jokes but yes very fun both for adults and children. To us geek is a gift film with this script showing the comic con and cool references of the universe geek. Worth it already that true comedies are scarce.
Paul is the story of a mild mannered alien and the nerds that befriend him. I suppose I should say that Paul is the story of a poorly mannered, foul mouthed alien. The story revolves around the geeks attempts to get Paul to a meet-up location, and of course all the colorful character they meet along the way.
I enjoyed Paul a fair amount. It is very referential to other sci-fi films. Fans of films like Star Wars, the Alien films, Predator, Close Encounters, E.T., The X Files and the like should enjoy the all the homages. The problem is that you had to catch the references in order to get to many of the jokes. And it is a…
So many great references in this movie, which I loved.
The humour style could be pretty off on what I find funny at a lot of points so I didn't have a lot of huge laughs though.
The CGI work on Paul himself was amazing and I completely believed him.
The casting in this movie was also great and has lots of fun cameos.
Not altogether unpleasant, but also inconsequential. The cast are all charming, and there are some laughs here and there, but ultimately it is too tired and clichéd, and resorts to easy nerd pandering. It was okay, I guess.
É um dos filmes que todo nerd deveria ver. Paul é um alien muito simpatico e engraçado sem piadas de baixo calão consegue entreter ate crianças. Simon Pegg e Nick Frost os dois nerds que o filme narra cairam de encaixe muito bem nos seus papeis; tudo light. A mocinha evangelica caolha que é amadora nos palavrões e começas a exagerar neles kkk. Quando começa a parte final do filme ja começamos a ver clichês mas tudo vale a pena de se ver. É nitida referência de "aliens o filme" com a participação de Sigourney Weaver. Enfim um filme de comedia que não precisou apelar pra violencia, sangue, terror, piadas sem graca mas sim muita diversao tanto pra adultos quanto pra criancas. Pra nós nerds é dadiva um filme com este roteiro mostrando a comic con e referências legais do universo geek. Vale a pena já que comédias verdadeiras estão escassas.
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