PAUL (2011)! Not Your Usual Alien Film

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Are you looking for a not-so-heavy alien film, comical and just a feel-good one? This is what I’m going to recommend for you. As soon as you’ve read this, you should grab the popcorn, sit on a couch and watch this.


Paul was a film about an alien named Paul who has crashed on Planet Earth he was captured by the Government but he managed to escape. Paul hits the road and bumped to a car of two geek friends named Graeme Willy (played by Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (played by Nick Frost) which was about to go to a comic-con event, and their adventures with Paul begin. They were chased by the Government, because they were still keeping Paul.





Simon Pegg, Greg Mottola and Nick Frost


Paul was directed by Greg Mottola, the brilliant director of “Superbad” (2007) – I also love this film. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost make a lovable pair and make this film more instantly enjoyable. The chemistry between these two British splendors are always great and they are unstoppable and funny. The cast were great including Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman and many more. I love the character of Paul, a little green man (the usual Hollywood alien), he can speak English fluently and he’s highly intelligent. The voice of Seth Rogen (played as an alien named Paul) gives the CGI alien character full of enthusiasm and is extremely hilarious. He was a cigarette smoking alien, carrying backpack, slippers and shorts (not a typical alien with slimy skin.) The CGI are excellent and looks real.




This handsome devil will keep you up throughout the film.

The movie was driven by a good story and spiced up with a clever comedy. To tell you frankly, This comedic duo is the reason why I watched this awesome film. This film is not for a religious person so if you don’t want to get offended stay away (stay away from inbred religious pricks)  so look elsewhere for a good laugh.

My favorite scene was when Paul brings back the birds to life but he ate it afterward. He said that he didn’t want to eat a dead bird. The conversation between characters is clever, so prepare yourself for a huge laugh and smart jokes that will kick your ass up.

The reviews have been fairly good. The Rotten Tomatoes rated the film with 71 percent “fresh” rating, and the user rating fell to 78 percent. I’ll be giving 8.5 stars out of 10 for Paul and I was hoping for a sequel (I won’t be surprised). I assure you that this was not some alien movie where the same cliche happens all the time because after watching this, you can’t help but smile and applaud. Paul is a funnier film for nerds and geeks out there. I will say no more, just go see for yourself.

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