"Paul" stars Simon Pegg as Graeme Willy and Nick Frost as Clive Gollings. They play two English tourists visiting America in order to attend the San Diego Comic Con. As science fiction fans, the two decide to take a road trip while in the United States and plan to visit Area 51 and other alien hotspots. Much of the film's charm comes from the relationship between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. "Paul" further proves that these two English funnymen have great chemistry together after appearing in the films "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" together.
Of course, the title character of "Paul" is fun as well. Seth Rogan voices Paul as if the alien was a normal (slightly rude) person (just think of Paul as a R rated version of E.T.). Making Paul seem more "human" actually works very well in the film and helps to separate the film from other alien films. Between "Paul" and "Monsters Vs. Aliens", I think it's safe to say that Seth Rogan will have a long career ahead of him as a voice actor as well as a traditional actor.
"Paul", like most other films, isn't perfect. There were moments in the film that were very funny, but there were other times in which I thought comedic moments were missing. That being said, the film's warmth more than makes up for lack of humor at moments.
The film has some cool cameos and nice surprises as well. One of the film's funnier moments involves a very famous director (who shall remain nameless in this review) calling Paul to get advice for a film he is doing.
Overall, I found "Paul" to be a very enjoyable comedy.
OVERALL GRADE: 7/10