Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Going to be a short one tonight. This movie definitely took me by surprise. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have not lost any of the chemistry that they build while filming Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz. These guys are best friends in real life and it certainly shows up on screen. Seth Rogen also kills it in the movie as the alien Paul. Kristen Wiig plays a religious nut who tags along with the guys on their road trip and plays Pegg's love interest. Pegg, Frost, and Rogen work so well together and each one of their comedic scenes work to perfection. You have the dry British humor of the two human characters and the biting sarcasm of the laid back alien. The CG for the character of Paul was also pretty impressive overall. I'm not going to spoil anything about the plot because a minor thing can blow up the plot surprises. I will say that this movie is worth seeing if you liked any of the duos previous films and if you are very up to date on pop culture. Overall this movie is highly recommended.