Monday, March 14, 2011

Paul

Paul

Director: Greg Mottola

Starring: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Si-Fi road movie with Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) playing English nerds on a wacky road trip from San Diego Comic-Con through the great UFO locations of the American Southwest. Along the way, they meet a wisecrackin' alien Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) who need a needs a ride to a rendezvous point because it's time for him to leave our planet and head home. In hasty pursuit are government agents Jason Bateman, Joe Lo Truglio and Bill Hader. Full of quirky characters the best of which (for me) was Kristen Wiig who plays a one-eyed creationist whose mind is blown by Paul's existence. The movie has some comedic moments and the special effects are pretty good too but it is not Oscar material. (Despite a cameo from Sigourney Weaver.) Scripted by Pegg and Frost, in retrospect it may not be their best works but Paul will certainly appeal to their fans and with so many references Sc—Fi, a must for all Trekkies and co.

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