Paul had the best opportunity to be the most horrific comedy of the year. Come on, Seth Rogen as a rude and vulgar alien prankster on the run from the Feds? For sure you have to be thinking this was one for the trash pile. However, you also have the comedy genius of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Is that enough to bring it above .500? Yes.
Pegg and Frost were cast and delivered their stellar performances but without their usual British humor (which is what makes them so funny) and somehow as the writers they worked it more towards the Seth Rogen style and came out as winners once again.
Kevin: This is the perfect role for Rogen because his voice doesn’t annoy you so much when it’s not coming from his face.
Chad: The Pegg and Frost comedy wasn’t really in the movie, but they were still funny.
Gina: I like when Paul was asking if the Pegg and Frost characters were gay, almost charades like.
There were also as many cameo’s in the movie as there were original jokes. All with just enough screen time to be funny with out wearing out their welcome. Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, David Koechner, Jeffery Tambor, Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, Kristin Wiig… Just to name a few.
With what this could have been, we were pleasantly surprised with what we were given.
Chad: I got a Regal Rewards card…
Kevin: Way to jump into 2007.
Chad: It took forever, like five weeks to get to me. I ordered it online.
Gina: Why didn’t you just get it at the theatre?
Kevin: That’s what I did. You get it right then and there.
Chad: But is yours all professional looking like this?
Kevin: Like this?
Chad: Damn it!
Chad: 3 of 5 beers
Gina: 6.5 of 10 stars
Kevin: 6.3 of 10 stars
Combined Rating: 6.27 of 10 stars