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Paul: Fun Alien Comedy Full of Slapstick Humour

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Paul: Fun Alien Comedy Full of Slapstick Humour

On a quest for the perfect vacation, two
best friends, Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost) head for a long awaited
road trip during which they intend to visit alien landmarks such as Area 51. While
on the road, they come across an unexpected car crash that comes out of
nowhere. As they attempt to rescue any surviviors, only one gets out; an alien
named Paul.

As sci-fi fanatics, Graeme and Clive jump
at the chance to help Paul reach his desired destination. As the trip
continues, they learn that Paul is being followed by federal agents who are
trying to capture him by any means necessary.

Actor-writers Simon Pegg and Nick
Frost are well known for their brand of comedy. The British duo received much critical
praise for international successes Shawn
of the Dead
and Hot Fuzz. They work
very well together as a comedic pair, and so anyone who’s familiar with their
work will definitely appreciate the humor Added to the mix is serial comedy
actor Seth Rogen who voices the character of Paul. The rest of the cast includes
big names such as Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, and Bill Hader, whose
performances are brief but memorable.

There’s a fine line between silly and
hilarious, and this film crosses that line back and forth. Paul will be best appreciated by fans of Pegg and Frost. That
doesn’t necessarily mean that it isn’t for everyone; you might need to think
twice before seeing it going to see a film about a crude foul-mouthed alien.

The CGI effects that are used in
creating Paul are fairly impressive. Its
fun to witness an alien basically displays very human characteristics. The only
negative, is that Seth Rogen’s voice isnot
exactly his best feature as an actor

The bottom line is that Paul is a fun film; nothing more,
nothing less! While it’s not packed with particularly original jokes it’s
definitely one of the best comedies out there at the moment. So if slapstick is
your kind of comedy, then this is worth a look.

Like This? Try

Dawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Evolution     

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Despite Paul’s small-sized character in the film, Seth Rogen used the CGI motion capture suit during filming.

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