Wednesday, 2 March 2011

I got to see Paul!!!

Finally last night we got to see the new film 'Paul' starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
and I loved loved loved it!
Simon and Nick star as Graham and Clive, two nerds who out from a visit to the San Diego Comicon decide to make a road trip across America visiting famous UFO sites.
On their trip they encounter an eccentric roadside cafe owner, some demented thugs, a devout christian father, a team of determined FBI agents and of course the star of the show, Paul, an alien with a chilled outlook at life.
This film plays against all the cliche assumptions that are associated with aliens and ufos, with gags relating to alien lauguage, anal probes and alien diet.
It also appeals to your inner geek with references to a whole collection of classic movies such as Aliens, Back to the Future, Jaws and a whole pile of others that I can't even remember at the moment
(I'll never be a reporter).
Joining our geeks and crazy alien is the great Kristen Wiig as Ruth Buggs, a girl with a strict religious upbringing who meets Paul and her life is turned upside down. She suddenly discovers that she can indulge in fornication and bad language so every sentence contains a strategically placed snippet of foul language.
Probably more than anything else it is just an absolute pleasure to watch Simon Pegg and Nick frost working together again. Whether it's battling zombies, criminals or the FBI these two are probably the UK's finest duo of our time, I only hope they continue to bring us little gems like 'Paul'.

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