Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Paul Movie Review
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 RV...to 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.