Paul Movie Review Summary

Actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kristin Wiig, Jason Bateman

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Graeme and Clive have been best friends for life, with a shared love for comic books. They attempt to write comic books together, but have been thus far unsuccessful at being anything more than comic book geeks. They take the trip of a lifetime to San Diego Comic-Con to indulge in their wildest nerd fantasies, before then taking a RV trip to the most famous UFO sighting locations in the country. On their tip, they see a black car pass them quickly and then run off the road. When they investigate, they see a small alien named Paul, who begs them for help. Graeme decides (while Clive is passed out from disbelief) to give Paul a ride. Meanwhile, Secret Service Agent Zoil finds the crash and tells his boss they will find Paul. His two assistants, Haggard and O'Reilly, are told by Zoil to hunt down anything unusual; Haggard suspects, though he is never told, that they are hunting down an alien. Paul reveals to Graeme and Clive that the government has been told everything he knows, so he fears that now he will be sliced open by scientists in attempts to try to harness his powers of healing and invisibility. With the help of a friend at Area 50, he sent a message to his home planet to come get him, and he escaped where he'd been held in an attempt to catch his ride. They encounter Ruth, a fundamentalist with an eye patch, who argues with Graeme and Clive about their religious beliefs. When Paul gets fed up, he reveals himself to her, uses telepathy to teach her everything he knows about the universe, and heals her eye; she, understandably, joins them on their journey. However, not only are the Secret Service after them now, but so is Ruth's angry gun-toting father. They must escape the authorities long enough to make it to Paul's ship before it's too late.
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Best part of story, including ending: This is a moderately amusing sci-fi comedy, filled to the brim with references to other sci-fi movies, making it fun for movie geeks like myself.

Best scene in story: When Agent Zoil's alien-hating boss is revealed to be played by the star of Alien, Sigourney Weaver, she is punched out by someone who utters her famous line from Aliens, a nice crowd-pleasing twist.

Opinion about the main character: Graeme and Clive aren't asked by the script to be much more than nerds who observe all the madness around them, but they are charismatic with nice chemistry.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact    -   Yes Explore plotlet:    -   alien trying to survive on Earth Parody movie?    -   Yes Generally friendly 1st contact with aliens?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   English/British


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   funny Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vauge references only Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph    -   exploding vehicles    -   exotic spaceships    -   exotic aliens

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