Friday, March 18, 2011

Clif-Notes: Paul

I'm just gonna be completely honest. This move really had nothing original. You know how the movie will play out almost from jump street. The minute another character comes on screen, you can pretty mush guess what role they are gonna play for the story.
That said, I loved this movie for that exact reason. After trailer number one for this movie, I was excited. There were actually a lot of parts where I was the only one in the theater who was laughing, which was a bit sad.
In case you don't like comedy and have never heard of this one, Paul tells the story of two, sci-fi-comic nerd who, after Comic Com, plan a trip across the bottom states to visit all the major sci-fi hubs (Area 51, Roswell). Things get a little too real when they come across an actual alien (Paul) who they have to help get to a meeting point where his people will come and take him back.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are hilarious as usual but it was surprisingly Kristen Wiig who made me laugh the loudest. After Paul opens her eyes to the universe, she takes to swearing and she's not really the best at it. Jason Bateman was Jason Bateman as usual as the FBI agent who is trying to bring Paul back in.
If you loved Pegg and Frost's other movies or if you just thought this movie looked good, you should enjoy it. Great flick and worth paying for.

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