|The 1st Great movie of 2011|
February 20th, 2011 [5:50:29]
RandomK1NG: Wow, what a ride! No matter what you look for in a movie this has it all. Comedy, Action, & Sci-Fi are all blended together nicely and the result is probably the best film of the year so far.
Finally back together again after the massive successes that were Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost play two British nerds on a vacation in America. The first stop on their list is San Diego where they check out the geek extravaganza known as Comic-Con. After scoring the coveted autograph they were after, their journey continues on to Area 51 where they meet a weird old lady, a couple of hillbillies, & a potty mouthed alien named Paul. Paul has been hiding out on the military base for the last 60 years and now for whatever reasons has decided that he wants to escape and get back to his mother ship. And so begins the funniest and craziest road trip/adventure since Planes, Trains, & Automobiles or Midnight Run.
The cast of characters that these 3 meet along the way are some very familiar ones in the comedy world. Jane Lynch, David Koechner, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Jeffrey Tambor, Blythe Danner, John Carrol Lynch, & of course Seth Rogen who voices Paul the alien. Seeing all these familiar faces pop up throughout the movie is a great treat to fans of comedy. A lot of inside jokes and special nods to other films from the sci-fi genre are sprinkled throughout and fans of genre should be able to pick up on them get a great enjoyment out of it. Props should also go to Director Greg Mottola for having the balls to even attempt such a beast of a movie.
Everyone definitely brought their A game for this one and it shows. Good funny performances from all including Seth Rogen who, despite getting on a lot peoples nerves, really does have a knack for these voice roles and he didn't annoy me at all. Fantastic direction from Greg Mottola who is now in my opinion 3 for 3 in directing with Superbad, Adventureland, & now Paul. Damn good job of writing by Pegg & Frost too as they crafted a really funny story that pays perfect respect to the movies in the genres that have come before it. Kudos to all involved, damn good work.
So... whether you like comedy, action, sci-fi, romance, or adventure, then you're gonna absolutely love 'Paul'. The combination of all these genres fits seamlessly with this cast of characters and they bring on us a ride that as a movie you won't soon forget. Also, be on the lookout for a cameo at the end that will slap a big damn silly smile on face.
|Had low expectations|
January 19th, 2012 [11:47:52]
bandolero999: Not a fan of Seth Rogen and some of his movies,like the Green Hornet,Knocked Up.As well with the director of Superbad that had that annoying Jonah Hill and his obsession with penises.But it did have Mclovin and some other funny actors.So when I heard about this one I was skeptical.The R rating made me give it a chance.
It did have two great funny actors like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.They also wrote the story so they know what they are doing.All three including Seth Rogen had some good chemistry onscreen and looked like they had fun.The supporting actors like Sigourney Weaver,Jane Lynch,Jason Bateman,Jeffrey Tambor,Joe lo helped out as well.The movie had a small budget of 40 million and it barely made its money back in the US.Thanks to overseas it grossed 60million.definitely better humor than an Adam Sandler movie like Grown Ups and Jack and Jill.Is also great to see more R rated comedies.
|Very good movie|
March 3rd, 2012 [1:56:47]
paulewoggs: I loved it, under-rated it is. Funny Funny