I'm fresh back from the cinema on the day of a movie's public release with a sparkling new review for you all. Of course given that it is Valentines Day I'm left with very little viewing choice, fortunately for me amongst the swarms of CGIs and 'A Little Bit of Heavens' there was one remaining shred of hope for those still amongst the living.
'Paul' is the new release from Universal Pictures and is based around the journey of two British sci-fi nerds around America's many 'extraterrestrial hotspots', however along the way events take a surprising turn when they pick up a smart-mouth stoner alien hitchhiker by the name of Paul.
The movie stars my favorite comedy duo, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who have ditched their 'family safe' jokes and have gone back to their glorious foul-mouthed nerdy roots which made them famous in Spaced. Voicing Paul is long time stoner and comedian, Seth Rogen, who has also ditched his 'Monsters vs Aliens' humor in lieu of a more 'Pinapple Express' take.
As well as the amazing line up, this movie is also steeped in classic nerd nostalgia and without giving away the story line I counted many references to Men in Black, Back to the Future, Alien, E.T, and Indiana Jones as well as many, many references to Star Wars .
This movie gets a great two thumbs up with a bonus thumb for all the retro Sci-Fi references and another bonus thumb for the casting; giving this movie an amazing never-before-seen FOUR THUMBS UP!
... somebody needs to help me, I don't even have four thumbs