Sunday, September 11, 2011

~Last Movie I Watched- PAUL~

 3 of 5 stars.5

I watched this because I'm a huge Simon Pegg fan with Sean Of The Dead being one of my all time favourite movies. Here he's again teamed with his partner in crime Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz) and with Seth Rogan as the voice of Paul the alien I was expecting. This was funny, especially if you're a science fiction movie nerd (like me) but it wasn't as great as I was hoping or expecting. Cute, funny story and I appreciated all the homage paid to movies like ET, Star Wars (cantina song) Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alien etc. However even with all this going for it, it still just didn't quite hit the mark for me.

Official IMDB Synopsis:
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. When he discovers he's been taken prisoner, 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 Gollings (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...

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