The 3 Science Fiction References of the New ‘Paul’ Trailer

Paul is an alien from outer space who likes to moon people, use his invisibility powers to show up randomly naked, and laugh just like Seth Rogen.

There’s a new trailer for the film out today, and even though it says nothing about the exact quest the alien and his new spaced-out friends (played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) are going on, it’s still a shiny example of some solid comedy.

Plus, there’s at least three major science fiction film references just in the trailer alone.

They’re all pretty obvious:

  1. The Star Trek phasers reference at 0:34
  2. The E.T./Reece’s Pieces reference at 0:48
  3. The Predator invisibility reference at 1:14

Doing the math here, if the trailer is 1% of the movie, that means the film will have right around 300 science fiction film references. I’d expect nothing less from director Greg Mottola and the team of Pegg/Frost.

What do you think?

Source: Apple

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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