If “ALF” was foul-mouthed and perverse, you would get “Paul.”
Paul stars Simon Pegg and Nick frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) along with Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express) as the voice of the alien ambassador.
They also visit Devil’s Tower, a monument that was immortalized in a mold of mashed potatoes by Richard Dreyfus in Steven Spielberg’s 1977 movie classic “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.
Along the way they meet up with an unassuming, disbelieving girl played by Mia Stallard (The Spy Next Door) who runs an RV resort with her father. After kidnapping her so their cover won’t be blown, Paul is able to cure her of her vision disorder and open her eyes wider to the world beyond what she knows.
Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost) find themselves on a mission to help Paul get home, while they have the law constantly on their tale in pursuit of Paul.
Paul’s supporting cast includes Sigourney Weaver (Ghostbusters, Alien), and Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), government agents trying to track down and apprehend Paul before he can get home.
In an effort to show his empathy for the human race, Paul uses his powers to help save one of the people who are trying to get him home just before he leaves.
While it pays tribute to many of the other historic movies from the science fiction genre by quoting lines and mimicking scenes, Paul is a close encounter that you will not want to miss.
Paul flies the skies and is not meant to be a “family” movie in the end it gets a B plus.