Paul stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost which are a duo best known for their parts in the movies Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. Pegg and Frost reappear together on screen again in this adventurous comedy as two sci-fi enthusiasts whose extreme road trip takes them to Americas top-secret military base, Area 51. While there, they mistakenly meet an alien who brings them on an extreme journey which ultimately turns with world upside down forever.

Over the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voice over by Seth Rogen) has been held captive in Roswell, Nevada; however, he thought he was just a guest with an extended welcome. After contributing to many of Earths advanced technologies and ideas for extraterrestrial themed movies and TV series, Paul¬† discovers that the military wants to extract his brain for further secrets he may hold. After discovering this, he decides to escape. After crashing on the side of the road, Paul hitches a ride with the first passers by.¬† The first vehicle which comes across Paul just so happens to be a rented RV with sci-fi geeks Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). In the process of trying to return Paul to his mother ship, Graeme and Clive are chased by federal agents and an angry father of a girl which they’ve accidentally kidnapped along the way. The two geeks who are just trying to assist their new found friend to find his way to his mother ship home, may have just gone from outcasts to intergalactic heroes!
Greg Mottola directed Paul and is known for directing other comedies such as Superbad and Adventureland. As a fan of the movie Superbad, I thought Paul was just mediocre and somewhat entertaining but, not a movie I would suggest seeing in the theater. Having seen Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, American comedy and British comedy don’t seem to share the same type of humor. Meshing the two together don’t seem to translate to a mixed audience. I’m sure that because of this there will be plenty of mixed reviews on this movie.

My Verdict: 2.5 stars