Alien fugitive captures laughter, fun

April 29, 2011 Review Print Print
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Anyone with a pulse who enjoys laughing out loud should seriously consider watching “Paul.”

This movie intertwines science fiction with brilliantly written comedic elements around nearly every turn.

This is the unlikely story of an alien on Earth named Paul, (voiced by Seth Rogan) who crashes on Earth 60 years earlier and has been in the hands of the U.S. government since.

Paul realizes his usefulness is nearing completion and understands the next option his captives are planning involves extracting his brain.

Needless to say Paul decides it’s time to hit the ground running. Paul stumbles upon a couple of U.K. nerdy comic book fanatics, (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) traveling across the U.S., visiting comic book conventions on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. After this trio becomes acquainted they soon begin traveling across the heartland of the America.

 

Soon after their improbable meeting, the Englishmen learn Paul is a fugitive from the U.S. government and running for his life.

The movie is literally laugh-out-loud funny with costars Kristen Wiig and Jane Lnych lighting up the screen.

This movie is rated R for language and some mild violence, but for those who already curse like sailors, you will greatly enjoy the erratic storyline that does not fail to please.

As soon as “Paul” hits the shelves, buy or rent it immediately. I plan to buy it to watch again and again.

Rating: A

 

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