Most helpful critical review
on 8 July 2015
Pegg and Frost play two comic book/Sci-Fi enthusiasts who are at the comic con.
After leaving an unfinished E.T. malt (with sparkler)after a run in with the cast of deliverance, they take to the road on their R.V. After a car crashes on the freeway, they meet Paul. Who just happens to be an alien. the pair then get embroiled with visually impaired god botherers. soiled jeans, and the big guy.....
I've been waiting nearly two years for this film to be released, and even though I am slightly disappointed by the outcome, you cannot deny the genius of Pegg and Frost.
It is a funny film, but the writing lets certain jokes just linger on for too long (the inventive swearing got a little tiresome after a while).
But if like Pegg and Frost, you love the movies, then this is a treasure trove of nods and winks to past movies we all know and love. From the obvious (star wars) to the random ones (jaws), the references do really work, even if some are obvious for non movie 'geeks'.
Rogen is annoying at first as the titular character, but he soon becomes endearing and amusing. The best thing about the whole film though is the pairing of Pegg and Frost, who you can tell are best friends in real life. they just bounce off each other, and make the film more than just a fan-boy movie, this is the kind of stuff they love, and they are sharing it with the whole world.
The last fifteen minutes are surprisingly heartwarming and uplifting, even when Blythe Danner quotes Weaver with her most famous line.
It's not as good as Shaun, but on a par with Fuzz, but they are different movies anyway.
But it's a fun movie, with some great characters and some great jokes, just a shame that some jokes were stretched a little too far.