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Following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, it's no longer a secret that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost make an excellent team. Best friends in real life, they have incredible chemistry together and play off each other perfectly. This year, the two are back in Greg Mottola's Paul, and this time they have an alien in tow.
Apple has premiered the first domestic trailer for the film, which co-stars Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner and a host of others. The story focuses on two sci-fi geeks (Pegg and Frost) who, after a trip to San Diego Comic Con, decide to roadtrip across the the country searching for the most famous alien hotspots. Their trip is interrupted, however, when they run into a real extraterrestrial on the run from federal agents.
Check out the trailer below or in HD over at Apple, and stayed tuned for my thoughts on the trailer afterward.
Perhaps I'm a victim of high expectations, but for some reason this doesn't look nearly as funny as it should - after all, this is a Pegg-Frost comedy from the director of Superbad. Even worse, I'm not exactly sure what's missing. Given that the character of Paul is meant to be a foul-mouthed little shit, it's entirely possible that the film won't translate until we see a hardcore red band trailer. This Paul trailer does have some funny moments and I'm still keeping my fingers crossed, but I also don't think I'm as excited as I should be.
For more on Paul, head on over to our Blend Film Database