Paul Review

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Paul Movie Poster

Just back from seeing Paul in a packed cinema.  I am really relieved to say this is an excellent road movie.  I say relieved because I was worried about Paul – the trailer with Odeon club card combo advert had really turned me off the film.  Then there was the travesty of a film that was Burke and Hare.  On the flip side there was the brilliance that was Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead – while this isn’t the last part of the Wright/Pegg’s ‘Blood and Ice Cream’ trilogy and isn’t Fuzz or Shaun – it is Pegg’s best work since Fuzz.

It’s late and a work night so I’m not going to write a massive review so here are a few bullet points:

  • There are plenty of audience pleasing jokes
  • There are plenty of in jokes for Science Fiction fans
  • The special effects work
  • The performances from Pegg, Frost, Wiig, Rogen, Weaver, Bateman and everyone else
  • The Comic Con scenes
  • Paul
  • The cameos

A good fun, funny, comedy popcorn road movie.

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