Sadly, there was a little something missing in Paul. FIrst of all, I probably could have done without the heavy anti-religion bias, but that?s played for comedy so I didn?t take it seriously. The problem is that the movie is humorous, but it rarely seemed as clever as those times that Pegg and Frost collaborate with Edgar Wright. I didn?t get any hearty laughs from this movie, and I also never was wowed by the intelligence or satire. That?s not to say this movie was dumb or unfunny. In fact the movie was written well enough that I was actually surprised in the climax by something I never saw coming. I guess I just have high hopes and expectations when I see Pegg and Frost co-starring in a movie. I think Paul is a good film, it just needed something more in order to make it special or memorable.
Actually, fresh first 15, stale all the rest.
Even the extended guest list goes flat as if the director kept yelling - ok, be funny...NOW! And it
Didnt work at all.
Not sure where the magic ended exactly, but it delves into an unnecessary f-bomb fest, as if that's funny.
None of the usual funny ppl have an ounce of humor here - a head scratcher.
So much talent somehow completely wasted here - only Kristen Wiig gets a few chuckles about being high and hungry, but still a little stale.
Go see At Worlds End w Simon Pegg, and DO NOT read a thing about it.
I saw it on the big screen without any prior knowledge and it rocked my world.
Warning, lots of f-bombs, but played for laughs - unlike here.
I had big hopes and wanted to just enjoy it, but was confounded by its pedestrian pace and lackluster quote-unquote comedy.
1 nervously sweaty alien out of 5