There are movies that don’t need trailers for you to want to watch them. You don’t need to see a poster to know when the movie is available in cinemas and you don’t need to look it up on IMDB before watching it, because you’ve been waiting for a long time to see it. PAUL isn’t one of these movies. And although the poster, trailer and IMDB rating make it look like a good movie, it’s way better than you can imagine.
And here are just five reasons why:
1. It’s about an alien
If you don’t know by now who PAUL is, let me just say that it’s got really big eyes, a huge head, a tiny body and he sure likes to curse a lot. If your guess is that he is an alien, than you’re right. But don’t imagine him to be one of those grouse creatures who has come to experiment on people. And although he also wants to go back home, he’s nothing like Steven Spielberg’s E.T. He can say a lot more things than E.T. phone home, and he’s way funnier.
2. It’s funny
This brings me to the second reason why PAUL is just so great, and that is because it’s a really funny movie. The things that this extraterrestrial says and does, and the situations that the characters have to face are just hilarious. It’s the type of movie that will make you laugh while and after watching it, when you tell your friends all about it.
3. It’s smart
But PAUL is also smart…both the movie, and the character. First of all, the main characters are two geeks who decide to go on a trip to visit all the sites where aliens were supposed to have landed at some point in history. And secondly, there’s PAUL, who knows and is capable of doing way more stuff than any human being. Mix them up and you get one smart comedy.
4. It’s romantic
What is there left to make PAUL a movie worth watching by both guys and gals? Just a little bit of love. With PAUL, falling in love is just as funny as everything else that happens in the movie. And by the end of the movie, there will be two love stories taking place. One concerns two of the characters in the movie, and the other is between Paul and…you. Because there’s no way you can resist this one of a kind alien.
5. It’s surprising
Last but not least, PAUL is just simply surprising. If you’re expecting a comedy where you only need a few minutes to predict what’s going to happen next, then you couldn’t be more wrong. I don’t want to spoil anything. All I’m revealing is that watching PAUL will make you say “I wasn’t expecting this” more than once.
So, instead of spending this evening making lists and thinking about what you have to do for work tomorrow, how about letting PAUL get you out of this rut and crack you up?