Paul - 7.5/10
Directed by Greg Mottola
Cast - Simon Pegg,Nick Frost,Seth Rogen,Sigourney Weaver,Jason Bateman
Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.
Yet another Simon Pegg/Nick Frost collaboration but this time its not part of their Blood and Ice cream series.I loved Shaun of the dead and Hot fuzz and I couldn't wait to watch this movie.And as expected,I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.Paul has so many classic movie references,you will definitely laugh.If you weren't a movie buff,Paul would not be as enjoyable.There were so many times,I was the only fucker laughing in the cinema out loud cause I discovered yet another cool movie reference.
Kudos to Greg Mottola of Superbad fame who does a decent job directing.
Editing for Paul was fantastic.The cuts were perfect for the comedic timings.The script was pretty good but doesn't come close to the sheer brilliance of Shaun of the dead's script.The pro evolution scenes were well done.If Christians cant take a joke(they usually don't) then they should give this movie a miss.
The chemistry between Pegg and Frost is proven and fantastic.Their comedic timing are impeccable.Despite a rather slow start,you will be warmed up to Paul and midway through,you will be hooked to it.Jason Bateman,Bill Hader and Jo Lo Truglio as the cops after Paul,were fucking funny as well.But like the movie,it'll take awhile to get used to them.Cameos from Sigourney Weaver and Jeffery Tambour were cool as well.Seth Rogen did a good job voice acting Paul the weed smoking,beer drinking,vulgar alien. I thought I would be annoyed by his voice ever since Green Hornet,but it never did.Apparently he had to ask advice from Andy Serkis about doing the proper movements and voice.
Worth watching on a weekend if you are a Sci-Fi movie buff.You will not regret it.
Paul: [Lighting a joint and takes a hit] Do you guys partake?
Graeme Willy: No. Thank you.
Ruth Buggs: I'll partake.
Paul: Are you sure? It's pretty strong shit. I get it from the military. I think this is the stuff that killed Dylan.
Graeme Willy: Bob Dylan's not dead.
Paul: [smiles] Isn't he?
Graeme Willy: [while under the impression that Clive and he are being chased by rednecks] This is just like Deliverance!
Agent Zoil: Motherfuckin' tittysuckin' two-balled bitch!
Recommended movies done by the director