Movie-review: Paul

By Leon Goodrum

Leon Goodrum

Leon Goodrum

Paul – Rated: R (Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use.)

Directed by – Greg Mottolla

Written by – Simon Pegg, Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shawn of the Dead)

Paul is the story of Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost), two friends who, while on their journey from Comic Con, run into a rather unlikely companion: Paul, an extraterrestrial (voiced by Seth Rogan). The film makes fun of American’s obsession with UFO’s and government cover-ups.

Paul and the duo race to town, while sheltering Paul in an attempt to hide him from the US government, which had held him captive for the past 60 years. Special Agent Lorenzo Zoil (Jason Bateman) is tasked with re-capturing Paul and will stop at nothing to get his hands on the spaceman.

Paul Reminds me of ET or even the 1988 knock off Mac and Me: it is a quirky film as many of the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost films have been. With guest appearances from numerous famous faces such as Justin Reed, Sigourney Weaver and Jeffery Tambor, the film is sure to satisfy in theaters, starting Friday March 18th. Be sure to go out and have a laugh.

Rating: 4/5

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Goodrum is a student in MCOMM 132; email him at leong@gcsummit.com

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