‘Paul’ Red Band Trailer is Raunchy Alien Fun

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Paul Movie Trailer Paul Red Band Trailer is Raunchy Alien Fun

There’s a lot to like about the upcoming sci-fi comedy Paul. Not only does it star the excellent duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), but it comes from Greg Mottola, the director of the cult comedy Superbad.

Throw in a supporting cast that includes Kristin Wiig, Sigourney Weaver, Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, and Seth Rogen (as the voice of the titular foul-mouthed alien) and you’ve got a geeky formula for success.

Last month, Universal released the first full-length U.S. trailer for the film, showing off the movie’s many hilarious pop culture references and general raunchiness. Today, IGN premiered an exclusive unedited trailer, focusing even more so on the movie’s raunchy humor.

Before you watch it, you should know it’s definitely NSFW. I thought it was hilarious, but I understand that some people can be sensitive about this kind of stuff. Consider yourself warned.

There’s a fine line between being raunchy and funny, and simply being vulgar. In my opinion, Paul walks that line perfectly. During the Paul panel at Comic-Con last year, the cast talked about the character of Paul and why he is the way he is.

What I took away from the panel was that, while Paul is exceptional because he’s an alien, he’s also “normal” in the sense that he behaves like “one of the guys.” Paul doesn’t change, but the people around him do, which is what drives the plot. It’s the juxtaposition of Paul, who acts like everything is no big deal, with the incredulous people he meets – whether the geeky pair of Pegg and Frost or the zany Kristen Wiig.

Then again, I could be overreaching. Maybe they just thought it would be funny to hear Seth Rogen say the F-word a bunch of times via a CGI alien. If that’s the case, then they did their job, because I definitely laughed during the trailer.

Paul ended up clocking in at number 19 on our list of the top 20 most anticipated movies of 2011. Where does it rank on your list?

Paul hits theaters in a few short weeks on March 18th, 2011.

Source: IGN

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  1. Hahahahaha this is wonderful. Thanks guys!

  2. Oh wow….

  3. Thank you for the update and honestly this movie is looking more promising than it was before.

  4. I’m hoping they have some sort of reasonable explanation for his personality.


    • do we need one? some films should just be accepted for what they are and not over analyzed. and vulgar is funny with everyone i know my age the more vulgar the more it works. thats why always sunny is so hilarious…
      i just dont like the cgi i feel it could have been way better espcially with simon pegg in it youd think they would have made paul look flawless i mean he was in star trek

      • Of course it matters. Doesn’t need to be some long drawn out thing – even a throwaway line is fine but even in a comedy things need to make some kind of sense.


        • Im not sure I follow your reasoning entirelly… I mean, I never questioned why Ace Ventura was acting like an ass, or why the bearded dude was such a freak in the Hangover (Name escapes me at the moment) they were simply funny being what they were, so the why of it wasnt important.

          • That’s because those are people, and we know that people can have those sorts of personalities. I’m just saying it would be helpful (to me) if in the movie there’s some explanation for why an alien from an advanced culture acts like a college frat boy.


    • Paul has been living on earth longer than you’d expect.

        • Thanks, guys.


          • The movie itself explains all your questions. I don´t want to spoil anything, but these guys in the movie ask him the same questions that you did. And the answers are funny as hell. Great movie.

            • Thanks, Scape.


  5. see this at pics and its a lot better than i thought it would be,

  6. The only thing thats holding me back? Seth Rogen’s voice. Otherwise this movie looks great.

  7. Saw the movie last night its great it has lots of great references to movies and things over the past 60 years that Paul has influenced

    Vic Paul is the way he is from all the interaction he has had with our race since he’s been here thats my impression anyway

    • I got the same thing the movie was pretty darn funny though, watched it yesterday night. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are great but i dont know what is about Jason Batemen, but the man just kills me, funny funny dude

      • I’m with you – Jason Bateman has this low key, funny vibe about him that really tickles my funny bone.


  8. that really does look like all kinds of fun.
    Special agent copping a feel, oh my gosh that was classic.i love the look on Paul’s face when he realizes whats going on :)

    • She looks good to

  9. “Get your ******* hands off my ****** junk”

    This movie looks hilarious. I think Kristen Wiig is uber funny, same with Bill Hader. Simon Pegg looks funny. I think this will be a blast!

    • Three Tits. Awesome!

  10. Bill Hader needs to do more movies

    • Yes and AMEN

  11. Was that Jane Lynch I saw at 1:51? This movie will be HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. LMAO Looks great!