Monday, March 28, 2011

Jason watches PAUL

And it was reasonably funny. Surprisingly, the antics of Paul the wacky alien wasn't the funniest part. Nor was the team of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who are generally terrific but are really more of the same here as the pair of English sci-fi comic nerds who find Paul. In fact, the funniest parts were the classic sci-fi references (best is the Mos Eisley Cantina song showing up in a country bar) and Kristen Wiig as a Christian fundamentalist who is turned around by Paul and his mind transference powers. And it's not the refutation of Christianity that's funny, it's the idea of someone who has been so against sin her whole life that she doesn't know how to even swear suddenly jumping into sinning so enthusiastically. That's funny.

Running Time: 104 minutes
My Total Minutes: 230,469

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