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Paul is the worst comedy of 2011, if not the worst film, period. I didn't fall for the "two British guys travelling must be gay" gag the first time or even the twentieth time it was used. Making the Baptists look dumb didn't quite do it for me either. I did smile once when I remembered I still had a frozen pizza I hadn't eaten.
The casting department miscast Seth Rogen as the voice of the alien. It's the only time I can recall when voice casting for an animated character constantly made me think how mismatched they were every time a line is trundled out.
Most scenes in the first 30 minutes are irrelevant. I'm not sure how they survived the script doctoring process since nothing happens. Oh, except that Southerners are pretty stupid and British men are kind of quaint and weird. And gay. Wow, comedy is sophisticated in 2011.
This is the only time I can recall Bill Hader not being funny. Bill Hader is the polish on the jewel in the crown on the head of the turd that is Saturday Night Died. It should be an automatic giggle fest.
All the "best parts" - and we're truly reaching to find them in this film - are in the trailer. Whoever cobbled together the teaser tried to do a good deed for humanity by condensing Paul down to 60 seconds and sparing you the rest.
Nerds, wizards, people in the craft of war and the rest of the reality inept…May I introduce you to Paul? I had my reservations about this movie, but by the end I was onboard. Paul isn’t complicated; a pair of Brits on holiday at Comic-Con who set out to see the unconventional sights the US has to offer stumble upon a nerds wet dream, a real life alien in need of help. The film stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogen who brings to life the sarcastic but … more
Hollywood had three alien invasions hit theaters this month, each dramatically different films. Disney's Mars Needs Moms is a family friendly animation, Battle:LA is an action heavy flick with an Independence Day meets Cloverfield feel, but it is Paul that clearly brings the house down with an amazing balance of story, comedy and geek-tastic references. Although the box office might rank Battle: LA higher than Paul, I would not judge the films in that order. I think Paul is … more
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town-a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes...