I love Sci-Fi. I love Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. So I was going to watch this movie, even though the posters and trailers were sort of lame. And although it is not the same caliber as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (which are caliber super awesome!) it is pretty funny.
Simon and Nick wrote it and they have a special chemistry that is a pleasure to watch. Then Kristin Wigg shows up–(who is quickly becoming one of my favorite comedians)–and adds the right amount of crazy and some of the best lines. Add Jason Bateman, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and a few surprises and you have a fine company of funny people.
I loved all the sci-fi geek references–well…because I am a sci-fi geek. 🙂 It all seemed plausible too–two nerds that end up having a true close encounter–it’s all very clever. There some flat moments and the pacing could have been a bit tighter, but it’s not enough to decrease the fun factor.
And sometimes that is all you want from a movie–a good, fun time. Thanks, Paul!