Monday, April 18, 2011
Not your average Alien
From first glance one might think Paul is going to be a terrible comedic version of E.T, for children, with terrible British actors and a weird looking alien character. They would be surprised to know that this was not that at all but rather the complete opposite. An unexpectedly hilarious alien movie, created for adults. Though Paul, who’s voice was done by Seth Rogan, looks like the average alien that you could find on the majority of elementary school students lunch boxes, he is actually an unbelievably rude and ironically funny character who in the film is trying to escape being locked away at area 51. When Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost), find Paul stranded on the side of the road after he crashed his getaway car (because obviously Aliens can’t drive) the adventures begin. Be warned, this is not a children’s movie. It is extremely inappropriate and that is what I enjoyed most about. Seth Rogans voice fits Paul’s part perfectly, and Pegg, and Frost, who seemed like worthless actors previous to this film actually made the movie with their awkward accents and their surprised take on the dirtier side of American Culture that Paul Portrays.