Simply put, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul was a movie made by movie geeks for movie geeks. It was made to entertain people like you and me, and it gloriously succeeded in that! I had a great time watching this movie, regardless of the guy in the theater that clapped and cheered for every single pop culture reference made in the film. The movie was full of these awesome geek pop culture references, so the guy was getting really annoying by the end of the film.
I think it's safe to say that I had high expectations for the film. I'm a huge fan of Pegg and Frost's work, and the fact that they took these two great geek characters that we can all relate to and thrust them into an alien sci-fi adventure was such a fun and awesome idea. Paul had all the right ingredients for a fun comedy adventure, and the result was pure geek comedic greatness.
I loved this film--I loved that I was able to completely relate to the characters. As you know, I'm a huge movie geek, and Comic-Con is one of my favorite events of the year, so seeing the recreation they did for the con was pretty awesome and spot on. I will say that the biggest difference was the fact that the actual convention is way more crowded than what they made it look in the movie. Like I said earlier, the movie is full of pop culture references that you're going to love, and many of them pay tribute to some of our favorite sci-fi films.
The comedy in this movie was great, and I laughed through most of the movie. As much as I loved Pegg and Frost's characters, Kristen Wiig was hilarious, and Seth Rogan's CGI Paul character stole the show. Some of the funniest moments in the movie come from Wigg and Paul interacting with each other. The vulgarity of Paul was just hilarious. Jason Bateman and Bill Hader had their moments, and Sigourney Weaver was barely in the film.
If you're a sci-fi movie geek, then you're going to love this movie. I full-heartedly recommend that you go out and watch it when you get a chance. If you're not really that deep into the geek culture, then you probably won't find this movie as entertaining as I did, but then if you're not a geek, why are you on our website reading this review? Go see the movie!
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.
For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town—a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost).
Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.