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
- The cameos
A good fun, funny, comedy popcorn road movie.