Well, this is just about a geeks dream come true. Simon Pegg continues to bolster his geek credibility (not that he needs to), and teams up with his overweight, but charismatic Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead co-star, Nick Frost. Add in Seth Rogen, Jason Batemen, and Kristen Wiig, and what you have is a future cult comedy classic. Rogen is the closest thing this film has to a big box office draw, and he is just doing voice over work. Its a shame that Pegg and Frost aren’t taken more seriously here in the States, but I’m pretty sure you can count on this one doing big business in the UK.
Something to note is that Greg Mottola who directed the sleeper hit Superbad is helming this one, could he do it again? His last film, Adventureland was fantastic, but never really found an audience.
While traveling to a comic book convention on the West Coast, two geeky British friends encounter an alien named Paul.
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver
Directed by: Greg Mottola
Produced by: Liza Chasin, Debra Hayward, Eric Fellner
Genres: Comedy and Science Fiction/Fantasy
Release Date: March 18, 2011
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