jgkjhfdgjsd. First of all, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. My boys Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. As I have mentioned countless times before in my life, no matter what, I will always have these boys and their films on my favourites list of everything. They’ve earned that right over the years. Also, this is their first film they’ve written together and that deserves a big “aww, boys, congratulations!” So proud. I’ve been waiting for this movie to come out for ages.
Okay, bias aside, Paul is any sci-fi nerd’s dream. I like to play a fun game called “spot the homage” that takes place in nearly every frame of this film. Director Greg Mottola has done a spectacular job at translating their humour to the screen and I’d love to see the three of them work together again soon. Except after the boys reunite with Edgar Wright for The World’s End. I want that movie, damnit.
The laughs in this film are neverending and the actors they’ve cast are all in competition with each other for the movie’s biggest scene-stealer. Honestly, I’m still not sure who I think is the funniest person in this movie because everyone at some point has stolen the scene. I think I’m going to give that honour to Joe Lo Truglio though, because that man does not get cast in enough things. Congrats, Joe. You’re the MVP of Paul.
Such a feel-good movie for me. I love how the narrative changes from focusing on nerd culture and being alienated as a nerd to moving straight on to ACTUAL aliens running around. That’s the sense of humour we’re going for here and I just love it.
Oh, and I have this movie to thank for one giving me this line to quote on nearly a daily basis whenever my family/friends ask me why I drink tea the way I do: “Tea is weird in America, they leave the tea bag in…” A throwaway line that I still think is so much funnier than most people.