Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Theatre Review: Paul


Release Date: March 18, 2011


Two average sci-fi geeks get caught up in the ultimate interplanetary adventure after picking up an extraterrestrial during a road trip to Area 51 and becoming the targets of a nationwide manhunt. Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) are two British sci-fi geeks on holiday in America. After a trip to Comic-Con to meet their favorite author, Adam Shadowchild (Jeffrey Tambor), Graeme and Clive load up their RV and hit the road for a tour of some of the most famous UFO hot spots in the American Southwest. They know we're not alone in the universe, but they won't be satisfied until they get a firsthand glimpse of the famed Area 51. However, somewhere deep in the Nevada desert, the two UFO enthusiasts narrowly avoid crashing into a speeding car when they happen across a most unlikely hitchhiker. Paul (voice of Seth Rogen) is a pint-sized alien who has spent the last 60 years in Area 51. He's been cooped up in the care of the U.S. Government for far too long, and he's starting to get a little homesick. Though Graeme and Clive are more than willing to help their wisecracking new friend get back to his mother ship, Special Agent Zoil (Jason Bateman) of the FBI is closing in fast. And he's not the only one; in their race to get their new friend home, Graeme and Clive have also become unwitting kidnappers, and the enraged father of their not-so-unwilling captive, Ruth (Kristen Wiig), is determined to rescue his daughter at all costs. Sigourney Weaver, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, and David Koechner co-star.

Our Thoughts:

You put Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in a movie together and it is a must see. How can you not like a Simon Pegg and Nick Frost movie? We were a little apprehensive about watching this movie because of Seth Rogen playing the voice of Paul, but we gave this movie a chance because we just love Simon and Nick together in movies. As with some actors/actresses in movies it's better to hear them, than see them in movies which was the case with Seth Rogen in this movie. Simon, Seth, and Nick worked well together and provided us with many laughs. We would recommend this movie to those who can handle excessive cursing and who like a good laugh.

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