PAUL Red Band Trailer!
I've been waiting for this. All the trailers so far have shown PAUL to be a fun comedy, but I've been hearing since Comic-Con last year how profane the movie gets at times, and that Seth Rogan's Paul is a foul-mouthed little bugger. Now we have a red band trailer that show just how rude and crude Paul can be, thanks to IGN:
PAUL opens March 18th, 2011 and it can't come soon enough. A Pegg/Frost/Rogen comedy is just what the doctor ordered.
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Feb. 23, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST
I WANT to get excited about it. It SOUNDS good on paper, of course. Love Shaun of the Dead, love Hot Fuzz...but this trailer just falls really flat, to me. I didn't laugh. I grinned slightly when he resurrected the bird and ate it. That was it.
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST
I'm there, Kristen Wiig's continued plague against comedy notwithstanding.
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST
Saw the movie last week I`m From the UK! It was really good, totally a scifi geeks film all the way all the in jokes were awsome, It may not be on par with Hot Fuzz or Shawn Of the dead but it is definatly worth a look in! Harry if you would like a review I`m more than Happy too!
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST
the trailers and Seth Rogen's voice and the way the alien moves and emotes just doesnt have me sold on jack shit. sorry, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. catch you guys next time i guess
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST
by Andy Pandy
and then gave it the "Poochy from the Simpsons" treatment, vulgarized him by 50%, rastified his attitude........ eh, whatever
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST
It's not funny, the CG is terrible and the idea has been done to death. Expect a Scott Pilgrim-like bomb.
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
I'm very hesitant, the title is bland, the CG character is annoying.... I need to hear a lot of good before I see this.
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST
I think Adam Sandler would have been a better fit. Sandler has the nonchalance that most comedic film actors lack.
Feb. 23, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST
The first trailer I saw I didn't think it was that good. The last two look pretty funny though. I think they may be milking the "Americans are morons" aspect a bit.
Feb. 23, 2011, 8 p.m. CST
And I didn't even see GREEN HORNET. So really, I got so much Rogen in 2010 that I'm full up for another year. Maybe two. Or forever. Just... sorry, Rogen, but I'm tired of you. I reserve the right to be pleasantly surprised by this movie when it's out on Netflix.
Feb. 23, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST
thought the first 20 or so minutes were a little slow, good jokes but it was missing something. Once Paul is introduced into the film it kicks into a higher gear. Any Battlestar Galactica fans? You'll LOVE some of the references in Paul.
Feb. 23, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST
looks pretty entertaining, and has a ton of funny actors in it. Rogen's never given me a reason to dislike him - I don't know what all the pissing and moaning is about.
Feb. 23, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST
by D o o d
apparently there was a lot of studio intervention due to the high budget!
Feb. 23, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST
They had the balls to air a commercial for this during American Dad last week. Hey, if you like one sassy pop-culture referencing hipster alien, you'll like this one too!
Feb. 23, 2011, 8:35 p.m. CST
wasn't very good, but Shaun was great. Wait and see.
Feb. 23, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST
Feb. 23, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST
by D o o d
Simon Pegg is actually a pretty good actor. Not just a comedy actor but his acting muscles are pretty good. He proved that in several scenes in Shaun. The scene with him opening up in the pub near the end is just pure genius. So it's a shame this film is being panned by the critics and therefore seems to be not that good!
Feb. 23, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST
Please point me to these negative reviews of which you speak. I've only found mixed to positive reviews. And I've looked pretty hard. Help me out.
Feb. 23, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST
Gotta say, didn't live up to my expectations. I mean, it had it's funny moments, but it was all a bit forgettable. Seemed to rely too much on blatant 'homages' to the great geeky films, especially ET - but in the end just reminded you that there is a smorgasbord of way better films you could be watching at that moment. One thing I will say, this film definitely shows how great Edgar Wright's direction is, compared to the middle way of Greg Mottola. He lays a bland hand on what could have been a boisterous, frenetic, geeky but big hearted romp, and doesn't match the zest that you can tell the cast are trying to bring to it. Other than that, it's an enjoyable film, a fun one to geek out on, but one that fades quickly from your memory afterwards.
Feb. 23, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST
Yeah, I went and did something before the rest of the world that most of the fans on the website would shit in their own children's mouths to do, but I can only muster the barest amount of joy out of it because of how awesome it is to be nonchalant when something goes good for me. See that? That's what you fucks sound like when you 'pre-review' flicks around here. Still seeing it. Bringing friends, and hoping that it succeeds. Stay positive! Your buddy, Micturatingbenjamin
Feb. 23, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST
These guys aren't trying to seem cool because of an advanced screening, the movie is already out in England.
Feb. 23, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST
I was howling with laughter at Roger's latest hijinks on American Dad (as always, as it's clearly the best of the Animation Domination block, yet treated like the bastard red-headed stepchild of the MacFarlane family) and all of a sudden this really piss-poor trailer for PAUL comes on and I'm thinking..."Wow. This is like seeing having the best porno in the world suddenly interrupted by Kirsten Dunst going down on a donkey." Paul...Roger fucking pwnz you!
Feb. 23, 2011, 11 p.m. CST
I agree with everything he said - funny moment, forgettable, and especially that it really shows how much Pegg/Frost need Edgar Wright to meet their full comic potential. It's an okay flick. Just lower your expectations and you'll enjoy it.
Feb. 23, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST
some really funny moments were too often lost in some really shoddy dialog and sloppy direction. The overuse of language by Wiig got old really quick. It was only funny the first ten times. Okay we get it she is experimenting with colorful metaphors. The good stuff was the social observations by Paul about our society. He was a likable fellow. Still it felt rushed and a bit unpolished. The editing was terrible. worth a rental. or see it on cable.
Feb. 23, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST
by armen aghaeian
I got to see PAUL at an early screening. It was an excellent film. Extremely funny all around. Lots of references to Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. PAUL the alien curses a shit load in the film. Its definitely worth checking it out if you enjoyed Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Feb. 23, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
I did think it was funny that in the last 30 minutes they must have gotten nervous that the movie didn't pander enough to geeks, so the last 30 minutes we start getting familiar geek quotes stuffed into every scene. Oh, and Jeffrey Tambor is completely wasted, seemed an odd choice to cast him for such a bit part only to make no use of him, but that could be said I guess of the main stars as well, Pegg and Frost don't bring anything to the movie, they're basically the bland straight men to Rogen's Paul. I did like Rogen as Paul more than I thought I would given the trailer, the trailer, for whatever reason Rogen's voice and Paul on screen just didn't seem to fit together, but when watching the movie I didn't have that thought at all though, go figure.
Feb. 23, 2011, 11:49 p.m. CST
I love how everyone is saying they saw it at an early screening. Your secret is safe with us, folks. :P
Feb. 23, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST
Coz Hot Fuzz was cute, but nowhere near as sharp as Sean of the Dead...
Feb. 24, 2011, 12:27 a.m. CST
by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi
but it wasn't as clever as Shaun of the Dead. Part of that, though, lies in the nature of the movie itself. Shaun of the Dead was satirizing zombie movies and rom-coms, both of which can, at times, have some degree of wit or insight. Hot Fuzz, on the other hand, was satirizing the Michael Bay-styled "blow up everything in sight" action movie, and presented itself as lunkheaded accordingly. But it did what it had to do well. If you've ever seen a Bay action flim, whether you like them or not, Hot Fuzz nailed its target perfectly. Still prefer Shaun of the Dead, though.
Feb. 24, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST
by andy thursby
You do realise that Paul has been out in the UK for over a week now, that's how lots of people have seen it already...
Feb. 24, 2011, 2:38 a.m. CST
i tried so hard to watch this trailer that i think i might be retarded.
Feb. 24, 2011, 2:38 a.m. CST
by Porco Drunko
It really is Pegg/Frost light. Chuckled throughout but just lacked the reality and heart of Shaun and Fuzz. Lots of it feels like it's been deliberately toned down so it will work with a broader audience - but Pegg has said as much in interviews. It isn't studio interference as much as Pegg knowing that you can't make a movie for $50 million and then target it towards a solely geek audience. Still enough nods for geeks to enjoy (love the moment they walk into the bar - you'll know the scene when it happens) but they have specifically mentioned Scott Pilgrim in interviews and said they didn't want that for this movie (i.e for it to flop).
Feb. 24, 2011, 2:41 a.m. CST
by Porco Drunko
Feb. 24, 2011, 2:50 a.m. CST
...can you at least SPELL IT RIGHT!!!! It's Shaun. Not Sean. and not Shawn.
Feb. 24, 2011, 3:56 a.m. CST
Seriously, STFU with trying to claim you saw it at an early screening. You downloaded it just like I did. And yes, its fucking awful...but who would believe a bunch of lying pussies? You think aintitcool mods will blow you if you didnt pirate it or something?
Feb. 24, 2011, 4:09 a.m. CST
Not worth getting fussed over. A big disappointment from the Simon and Nick.
Feb. 24, 2011, 5:07 a.m. CST
Saw Paul here in the UK this week. It's not a patch on Shaun or Fuzz but it pushes enough geek buttons at the right moments to entertain and keep me interested. I thought Rogen would be horrible, but actually he works better as a voice actor than he did in person in The Green Hornet - where he was just fucking irritating. My main problem with the film was that it lacked Pegg and Frost's humour. They totally took a back seat to Rogen's Paul and their characters were dull and lifeless, and worst of all... not funny. If you're a Sci-Fi nerd i'd say give it a chance and you might have a few giggles. If you're already hating on the concept/trailers/the fact it's not Shaun or Fuzz then don't bother, you'll only find more to nitpick - you nitty picky bastards.
Feb. 24, 2011, 6:47 a.m. CST
by Candy ass monkey suit
Saw this last week in the UK and its the best movie of the year so far for me, Pegg and Frost are effortlessly brilliant and although i initialy didn't like Rogans voice for Paul ( found it too distracting in the trailers) Within about 10 mins i realised why they chose him, his voice fits perfectly with the character of Paul. theres lots of geeky visual and dialouge refrences,see how many Lucas and spielberg ones you can spot ! 9/10
Feb. 24, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST
This is a retread of stuff we've all seen before many times. Frankly I think nothing Pegg and friends have done has been that amazing. They are likable and that goes a long way and is welcome but not quite the brilliant they get credit for.
Feb. 24, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST
by thing in a jar
I went in expecting to hate it as the trailer really didn't give me high hopes, and I've got pretty tired of Seth Rogan. Maybe because of that I came away enjoying it. Ok it didn't have me laughing loudly all the way through but it kept me entertained, and it's loaded with geek references, which are nicely hidden in there and don't feel too forced. I don't get all the bashing really, it's decent, and worth a watch if you think you'd appreciate a geeky sci fi comedy. I'd watch it a second time just to try and spot more things hidden in there.
Feb. 24, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST
by Right Bastard
Feb. 24, 2011, 7:45 a.m. CST
with my dad here in the UK. We both enjoyed it. It's not a massive classic but I think the trailers are a pretty good representation of the final film. It starts a bit slow but starts getting funnier about 20 minutes in and keeps that up until the end. I don't think I cried laughing at any point but I came away satisfied and all the performances work. Like other posters, I agree it doesn't match the heights of Shaun or Hot Fuzz, the characters aren't as fleshed out and the Pegg/Frost comedy misses the frenetic editing and comedy sensibilities Edgar Wright brings to their work together. I also don't really understand the casting of Jason Batemen, although his work is fine, his character isn't really a comic role. In fact his character is so straight it would probably have been funnier to have an actor more known for playing intimidating hard ass FBI agent types in the role. That's not his fault mind. All in all and enjoyable and funny film, you could do a lot worse.
Feb. 24, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST
His voice really suits the character in the film. I know he gets a lot of hate (which, while he doesn't display a lot of character range, I don't think he deserves) but his voice works absolutely fine in this. It suits the character and I know people that have seen it and don't really know who he is and thought the voice of Paul was one of the best things about the film. I realise this leaves me open to 'Well if he's the best part it must be shit' comments, but he really doesn't put a foot wrong in this film.
Feb. 24, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST
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Feb. 24, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST
seth rogen's gravely bear voice doesn't match the tiny little alien. it's just gonna be seth rogen playing seth rogen with a cgi alien attached. thats why this looks dumb. and by no means a classic.
Feb. 24, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST
With a few nice touches and some inventive cursing. Rogen is actually the funniest thing in it and Nick Frost shows himself to be a far better actor than Pegg whose schtick is growing tired (this from a man who virtually looked upon Simon as a brother he'd never met who'd done well for himself.) I saw Paul on Saturday just gone and can't remember a single joke from it. It's one of those films that just leaves very little impression. A real shame.
Feb. 24, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST
Feb. 24, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
It looks funny, and I'll definitely see it, but the lip-sync on the alien doesn't look right at all.
Feb. 24, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST
this film should of been as well plotted as his edgar wright films but it just bland. such a waste of money. predictable and self indulgent, should be the tagline.
Feb. 24, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST
i like swearing, but i also like there to be a fucking reason for it. rogan is simply not a funny dude. angry maybe, but not funny.
Feb. 24, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST
by Teddy Artery
Not funny at all. Sorry. Juvenile humor only goes so far.
Feb. 25, 2011, 5:17 a.m. CST
oh the irony of your 'fucking' post
"fucking" was not meant ironically. It was said with anger at the suckitude of Rogan.
Feb. 25, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST
Watched it a few nights ago. It's nothing to shout about. A few funny moments, loads of swearing which might seem funny if you are 12, all a bit predictable really. Frost and Pegg play practically the same characters as in Spaced and Shaun, which is seemingly just playing themselves. Pegg showed his acting range when playing Scott in Star Trek and failing miserably. Rogen is about as good as he was in Green Hornet. ie. As one dimensional as he always is. Frost and Pegg were practicaly on every show they could get on to here in the UK to promote it and have been getting a bit of a slating, Frost in particular, for their attitude. Frost got particularly mumpy when the BBC's Film 2011 critic didn't like the film. It's an okay film to while away 90 mins of your time but you'll never watch it a second time.
Feb. 25, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST
They have this good premise of two geeks on their way to Area 51 who pick up an actual alien: solid. They Cast Pegg and Frost as the two guys: solid. But when it comes to the alien, they decide to just make it . . . human. Forget the Seth Rogen aspect of it for the time being, just watch the trailer. They show a trick once or twice, but it's basically a human being: talks like one, acts like one, knows pop culture. Why even bother making the character an alien in the first place?
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