Escape to the Movies: Paul

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Paul

Does combining the comedic talents from some of the best of tv and film result in the funniest movie this year?

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Great review Bob :)

I've been waiting for the film to come out here ever since I saw It was already out in Brittan... stupid BBC touting is supremacy all over me.

Anyway going tonight ^.^

Simon Peg and Nick Frost FTW

OH MY GOD!

A Seth Rogen movie I might actually enjoy!?

What sorcery is this?

Well, now I'm definitely going to see it for the 'Screw You ID' factor. Thanks Bob!

Man I wish I could watch this, but it's been eight minutes and my computer has only loaded up to 00:50 RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGE! I'm going to see it anyway because Sigourney Weaver plays a character called 'the Big Guy'
Also what was that?

Onyx Oblivion:
OH MY GOD!

A Seth Rogen movie I might actually enjoy!?

What sorcery is this?

It could have something to do with that 'Super Moon' we're getting tomorrow

Saw it 2 days ago, and it's FANTASTIC. Just as good as their other outings, well worth seeing.

You do realise that Conan is portrayed as more of a skinny athletic build in his REH originals then the comic versions.

newwiseman:

Simon Peg and Nick Frost FTW

I second this.

Good review Bob, im planning on seeing it tonight or tomorrow night.

I have low expectations for this movie. The trailers din't make me laugh and I'm not one for road trip movies. But I will still likely be seeing it this or next week so I hope MB is right.

I'm glad to hear they get some jabs in at the intelligent design movement. It's not inappropriate at all. Those idiots are like conspiracy theorists; it's always appropriate to make fun of them.

Good. I need a movie to wash out the taste of Battle: LA. I've seen worse apocalyptic alien invasion movies, but after the third ground battle scene I felt like I do when watching a friend play Gears of War when they're stuck at any of the interchangeable crouch-and-shoot points, which gets very boring when you're not the one playing. By the end I was just checking my watch and hoping I was in the movie's last 30 minutes already.

Then again, something about Seth Rogan grates on my ears something awful as of late, so here's hoping that doesn't affect my opinion of 'Paul' overall too much.

I concur, but my big sticking point for a film like this is that it often confuses Christianity with the ID people. As a Catholic, I've taken my fair load of excrement from people who don't realize that even the Pope in Rome has said that both evolution and the existence of other intelligent life in the universe are in no way in conflict with the church's ideals.

So as long as a movie is smart enough to know who is stupid, I am on board.

Not being one to avoid a few "screw you"s for the intelligent design crowd, I think it might be a bit hypocritical when the main alien can bring things back from the dead just to eat them. What evolutionary adaptation would require that ability?

Anyway, I love these guy's other movies, so I'll definitely see this at some point.

Prof. Monkeypox:
Not being one to avoid a few "screw you"s for the intelligent design crowd, I think it might be a bit hypocritical when the main alien can bring things back from the dead just to eat them. What evolutionary adaptation would require that ability?

Scavengers who like to 'eat fresh'? A race that never developed refrigeration? Sadistic predators who like to play mindgames with their food?

OT: I was gearing up to go and see this film at some point, looks like I'm definitely going now. Good review.

Maybe it's just because i'm not American, but I didn't find the film that funny at all.

It was average at best, with shoe-horned in romance and the usual twist ending.

There's something up with the Ads on this one, Escapist. I started the video, then about 30 seconds into it, an ad interrupted, then restarted the video.

God I love Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

guise709:
You do realise that Conan is portrayed as more of a skinny athletic build in his REH originals then the comic versions.

Huh? It's been a long time, but I've read virtually all of Howard's 'Conan' series, and I don't recall that. While he was an accomplished thief, Howard often described him as 'giant' and 'massive' and often says he was the strongest man alive. Subotai and Valeria were the thin, acrobatic type.

Schwarzenegger was the perfect Conan, with the exception of his eyes; so ultimately, I agree with Bob: that guy doesn't really fit the bill, but I'm almost definitely going to see the movie anyway.

For the love of God Bob, your jadedness never ceases to amaze me...

Bleh even though I love Pegg and Frost, Rogen just kills this for me maybe i'll catch it on cable.

1. Fun fact: Spaced was Nick Frost's first acting job, and he got it purely because he was Simon Pegg's best mate. Needless to say this worried more than a few execs.

2. Thanks for spoiling the bird joke for me.

This was probably the best film I've watched so far this year.

Ark words?

"Three tits... awesome."

lumpenprole:
Well, now I'm definitely going to see it for the 'Screw You ID' factor. Thanks Bob!

What's so wrong with ID? As long as it isn't taught in the classroom, people have a right to believe in it if they want.

HankMan:

Onyx Oblivion:
OH MY GOD!

A Seth Rogen movie I might actually enjoy!?

What sorcery is this?

It could have something to do with that 'Super Moon' we're getting tomorrow

DAMN YOU SUPER MOON!

DearFilm:
I concur, but my big sticking point for a film like this is that it often confuses Christianity with the ID people. As a Catholic, I've taken my fair load of excrement from people who don't realize that even the Pope in Rome has said that both evolution and the existence of other intelligent life in the universe are in no way in conflict with the church's ideals.

So as long as a movie is smart enough to know who is stupid, I am on board.

Y'see, that's the thing. Nobody mentioned it before you did.
Also, you're talking Catholicism. Protestants, which house the majority of IDist to the best of my knowledge, don't listen to him.

It didn't look funny, and I'm so sick of Seth Rogen it actually hurts a little. I enjoy your reviews Bob, but I generally don't agree with them a lot...

As for the creationism thing, there's a time and a place. If you personally enjoy that sort of thing, but noticed it was out of place, then it's likely to be jarring for those people who went to see this film but weren't expecting it, nor appreciate having it in there. I don't go and see religious films or concerts, and I don't want to go and be preached at from the other end of the spectrum either, thanks

mr_rubino:

Y'see, that's the thing. Nobody mentioned it before you did.
Also, you're talking Catholicism. Protestants, which house the majority of IDist to the best of my knowledge, don't listen to him.

To be fair to him, the review did point out about them picking up a religious evangelist who "gets her mind blown", so it was implied.

Also, it's not protestants (at least in Europe) I'm pretty sure it's Evangelist-Baptist Churches. Only American ones at that (at least, Ive never met any in Europe, and people here are generally too cynical to go for that sort of thing)

gotta love how easily you summed up battlela. that scene at the end wheres hes loading the mag im like "dude, we use auto-loaders, your not being helpful" weird to see how crappy the aliens aim was that entire movie, and how easily their tech was damaged by a simplistic race that had 0 warning of their arrival, recon much? (though a friend stated it would be way more awesome if that WAS the recon)

Oh man, putting good money this thread devolves into an evo/id/crea flame war.

Thanks Paul =/

On that note, i was remotely amused by this movie, until i heard it got preachy, and then Bob got belligerent, so I'll pass.

I learned it was Seth Rogen and I can not stand him....couldnt have picked anyone else in the world to do it....

Noticed: He does look like Roger from American Dad!

Peg and Frost are funny, so I know the movie will be to. Seth rogan, not so much.

ID is a belief and not a science, agreed? People have an issue with ID because the crazies want it taught like a science. I hate crazies (generally because they are uneducated or in it for something not expressed)

Trailer didn't make me laugh at all so I think I'll still pass. If they can't make something look good by cherry picking and showing the best parts (I'm looking at you, Adjustment Bureau, and The American), I can't imagine the movie will be good.

R5 cant come fast enough in this case.
@ coment below: you just dont get that ID theory is stupid, its the furthest misunderstanding of the principles of faith I am aware of.

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