Greg Mottola's PAUL Gets A Red Band Trailer

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Greg Mottola's PAUL Gets A Red Band Trailer
Paul is coming. And he swears a lot.

Greg Mottola's scifi comedy road movie Paul has released a new red-band trailer and while I still fear that this film will have the same fate as Scott Pilgrim - meaning geeks will love it but there won't be enough of them for it to really succeed - I do have to say that at least the trailers have been getting better with each successive outing thanks to the sharper focus on stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Jason Reitman. The better rhythm of this one is enough to even overcome the increased presence of Kristen Wiig - who I generally HATE - in this one. Check it out below.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland.  While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.

For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base.  For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town--a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). 

Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship.  And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

Paul is directed by Superbad's Greg Mottola, from a story by Pegg & Frost.  Joining the comedy's cast are Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, David Koechner and Sigourney Weaver. 


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James MarshFebruary 24, 2011 12:59 PM

I have a lot of love for Pegg and Frost but I'm still not feeling this one. Swearing, on its own, isn't funny. Not even if you're a weird-looking alien. I hope I'm wrong.

MikeFebruary 24, 2011 2:21 PM

Yeah, this is better than the earlier trailers but the big difference between this and Scott Pilgrim is that I actually wanted to see Scott Pilgrim.

barbequeFebruary 24, 2011 2:47 PM

This movie was very dull, boring, unfunny and I could not wait for it to end. What a waste of a movie for Frost & Pegg and of my time. I do not understand why they could not do some clever things instead of just settling for cursing and rehash jokes about religion.`

Agent WaxFebruary 24, 2011 11:48 PM

This trailer is atrocious. I much prefer the previous one which had much less juvenile and frat-boy appeal.

bewarethemoonFebruary 25, 2011 8:17 AM

Having seen this, I must admit, it was quite a let down, totally underwhelming, none of the precise editing and verve of Shaun, Hot Fuzz, Spaced, very watered down Fratboy humoured 70's homage fest.
It wasn't all bad, a few funny moments, but a 6/10 for me, I have a soft spot for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, but without Edgar Wright, they lose their focus. I enjoyed Scott Pilgrim more, and I wasn't even interested in seeing it!
So, Paul, dull title, safe movie, a few fart gags, get the popcorn in, leave your brain at home......... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz