Paul - Unrated Blu-ray Review

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      Reviewed by Cas Harlow, 25th August 2011.
      Although you would be forgiven for assuming it, Paul is not the third part in the so-called Cornetto trilogy of films by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost – following on from the similarly-styled Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. And that’s not such a bad thing really, because it does not quite live up to the standards of those other two movies, nor of the Director’s earlier effort, the excellent Superbad. Instead, this admittedly perfectly entertaining little sci-fi-tribute comedic road movie is a fun but flawed effort from the Frost/Pegg duo, lacking a certain spark from them. With Seth Rogen on scene-stealing form as the eponymous Paul, it’s still got plenty of funny moments and fans of all the above-mentioned movies will want to check it out – the quote factor will certainly keep film fanatics pretty entertained for the duration.

      On Region Free US Blu-ray we get the same excellent video and audio that the UK Triple Play Edition had; the same DVD and Digital Copy; the same plethora of reasonably decent extras; and the same choice to play either version of the movie: Theatrical or Unrated (there really is very little difference, however). I would certainly recommend a rental to fans of Pegg, Frost or similar work from this sub-genre, although many will likely find that it probably just about warrants a place alongside ‘Fuzz and ‘Shaun in their collection, so a blind buy should not leave you disappointed. It’s far from a bad movie, and really quite an enjoyable, funny one – just don’t expect it to be as good as their other collaborations.

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