Monday, April 11, 2011
Date Night - Paul
Plot: Two sci-fi comic geeks embark upon a pilgrimage in a RV to the center of America's UFO heartland: Nevada's infamous Area 51. While in the middle of the desert, the two friends encounter a fugitive alien by the name of Paul. Somewhat reluctantly , they embark upon an adventure that will change not just their lives, but also the lives of the friends and enemies they encounter along the way. via.
Nicole's Rating: B -
Matt's Rating: B
Nicole: I was a little disappointed with this one. It was mildly entertaining, especially toward the end, but compared to Simon Pegg's other films, it was a real dud. And he's the reason I wanted to see the movie.
Matt: I don't think it was a dud. I definitely wasn't dissappointed, I was pleasantly surprised because nothing about this movie originally intrigued me.
N: I don't know - I love Shaun of the Dead and British humour tends to get me going as well - this seemed to be an American rip off of a British comedy and - I don't know if they completely succeeded.
M: I really like Shaun of the Dead. But - Hot Fuzz was subpar and so I expected another subpar movie. But Paul did make me laugh.
N: Yeah - I guess I'm being a little harsh. I thought parts of it were pretty funny, even though it was kind of slow to start and lagged in a few places. The last half hour or so was pretty great.
M: You were laughing harder than I was the whole time. At least it made me giggle on a fairly consistent basis.
N: Well, I liked the joke about American's being weird because they leave the teabag in their tea!
M: You're stupid.
M: You see, you got nothing.
N: Shut up. I love the Brits.
M: Speaking of things we loved, was this Seth Rogen's best acting job or am I crazy?
N: You crazy. He's great in Knocked Up and 40 Year Old Virgin, and I totally loved Zac and Miri Make a Porno.
M: He was funny in all of those, but he nailed the voice acting in this.
N: Okay, Matt. Whatever you say.
M: I also really liked Jason Bateman in this. I thought he was stand out. But when isn't he?
N: Yes! That was exciting!
M: Should we wrap up?
M: It was a fun time at the movies and I was entertained for almost the entire movie. But, it never had me dying of laughter.
N: Same, I guess. The true test of a good movie for me is how long I think about it afterward. And I sort of forgot we saw this almost immediately. I wasn't even sure what I'd write for our review. So, it was a relaxing movie night? I guess? With laughs?
M: Again. You're stupid.
N: That's not nice.