Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Paul Movie Review


Grade: B+

Got to see the movie "Paul" over the week-end and had a throughly good time watching it.  It was just what we needed to help get through another bout of winter here.

Paul is the story of two British self professed "nerds", who head to Vegas to attend ComicCon and then take off in a visit all the significant extra-terrestrail sites accross the American Southwest.  While visiting Area 51, they witness a car crash where they meet Paul, an alien needing their help to escape "The Big Guy".

The nerds, played brilliantly by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are longtime friends who have written and starred in several other movies including Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.  In fact, they wrote the script for "Paul" as well.

Despite the cute little alien guy (voice by Seth Rogen), this is not a movie for the little ones, but the R rating would have probably told you this.  This is an irrevrant quirky movie with more than a dash of the dry British wit.  Personnally, I love British humor, but I know it's not everyone's cup of tea (hahahaha..just made a little pun). 

If you have a bit of nerd in you at all, you will love all the little subtle Sci-Fi references throughout the movie.  Plus there are lots of bit roles played by some of my favs including Jane Lynch. 


  1. I love your movie reviews, Lindalou! We never go (Mr. Ho-Hum's bad back and fear of cooties on the headrest :) but I tuck these helpful tidbits away until they hit the big screen TV! Happy Spring :)

  2. Um yeah, I have a little bit of nerd in me. Sounds good. thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Thanks for the review! I've been trying to convince my 8 year old son he cannot see this ... but I can. LOL. Happy to have found your blog.

  4. Dear ONG...Definetly not a kids movie. Can't wait to come visit your blog.

  5. Sounds like it'd a be a great movie - filled with sci-fi geekery and Jane Lynch too?!

    Love the new creative new look here and I can't believe baby luke has all that hair!!