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review; Paul

It’s been a hassle to watch this movie! Let us say I had the chance to watch it twice on my Media Player but it never worked and when it did there was no sound. Eventually, I ordered the film on OSN box office and for a weird reason, it didn’t work the first time and  had to order it again:). Lucky me I had OSN Platinum Extra Package that comes with free box office films.

The reason I wanted to see this film so bad is the duet, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who starred in two of my favorite films “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”.

The film was ok, nothing great about it. There were some funny bits, but I was waiting for the real laughs that didn’t come 🙁 Maybe I had high expectations.

Even though the main characters were British, the film was purely American. There was no British humor or flavor whatsoever.

After watching the film I felt there was something missing and I needed to know what it was, since I should be loving the film giving the following:
1) It’s British (somehow).
2) Both Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starring in the film.
3) It’s about Aliens!!

So I checked IMDb and the reviews on YouTube and I came across the fact that the director of “Paul” was Greg Mottola (American Dude) while the director of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” was Edgar Wright (British Lad). The difference between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost films is the director ~ they should’ve gone with the British director.

I give it 3 out of 5.

 

Story Line: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he’s been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town-a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes… Written by Universal Pictures

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