The syrupy geek sentiment that forms the lifeblood of Paul
carries a communicable charm that’s nearly impossible to resist. And even if this loving homage to all things sci-fi never quite hits the sturdy comedic stride of, say, Shaun of the Dead
-- the two films audiences are most likely to compare it to -- movie lovers will still have a field day wading through the nonstop film references, while fans of creative profanity will find plenty to chuckle about, and the fun being had by the cast lends the whole affair an affectionate, laidback appeal.
Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) are two British sci-fi geeks on holi...