Blu-ray Review: Paul

Paul is a buddy-stoner-road film we have seen done over and over. With that in mind I would not take a nothing to see here attitude with this film. Where Paul shines is with its fusion of dry British wit and childish American fart jokes. This is an incredibly funny movies some of the best gags being subtle plays on words.

Paul has a generous cast of cameos that include some of comedy’s best and brightest. Glee’s Sue Sylvester and Mad TV alum Bobby Lee are true scene stealers.

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 (voiced by 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 Collings (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.

The blu-ray really stands out durring the chase and UFO scenes. The high def picture also accents how good the CGI is in this film. Paul seems as real as any other actor on screen. This film also gets high points for action, great chase sequences and booming bass on the explosions.

While the story line is nothing new there is more than enough comedic talent in this ensemble cast to make this a very enjoyable film. Paul is available August 9th on BLU-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment