I recently watched Paul. The latest comedy from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Different director this time (if memory serves correctly Edgar Wright was off doing Scott Pilgrim). I thought the film lacked a bit of panache, some of the quirkiness that personified Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz was missing. The eponymous CGI alien was decent enough, but he reminded me of that episode in The Simpsons where Homer voices Poochie the Dog. A tad desperate.

Still any film which can cram in as many Star Wars references as this one is always going to be a winner in my book. The geek shall inherit the Earth. Amen to that. It’s completely throwaway, but sometimes that’s just what I’m looking for.



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