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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Paul

I've been a fan of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost since Shaun of the Dead, so I was happy to see them back together for Paul (even though they are without usual director Edgar Wright).

The film is a sci-fi comedy about two British geeks, who pick-up an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) that escaped from Area-51.  While some parents may be fooled by Paul's cartoonish appearance, this is NOT(!!!) a kids movie and Paul is one rude and foul-mouthed little alien (I put extra emphasis on the "not" after I overheard a mother telling her kids that the film was not what she expected it to be while I was leaving the theatre - some people just never pay attention to film ratings).

Either way, I thought that Paul was a pretty hilarious movie.  The film was also a very geeky film.  Not only does the film feature scenes at the San Diego Comic-Con (aka Geek Central), but there are also countless sci-fi in-jokes spread throughout the film (I'm not even sure I caught them all).

I would definitely recommend the film to geeks everywhere (non-geeks too).

9/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).