Paul (Pegg and Frost)

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  1. Darth_Asabrush Force Ghost

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    Any FF-UKers seen Paul (Pegg and Frost)?

    I've read mixed reviews but will go and see it soon. Just wondering whether it is as good as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz or for that matter, Spaced?
  2. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Haven't seen it and so far none of the reviews I read over the weekend were enough to convince me to shell out £7-8 to see it in the cinema.
  3. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    I can't stand Pegg, so I definitely won't be seeing this.

    I forced myself to see Star Trek as it was.
  4. Everton Chosen One

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    Big fan of Pegg (not so much Frost), but this seems like a step down, a step towards the mainstream the pair don't need to make. I've yet to see it (shall wait until DVD), but I get the distinct impression it's far broader than SotD or Hot Fuzz with open intent upon mass appeal... and probably the worse for it. SotD or Hot Fuzz didn't aim for mass appeal, but they got it anyway. Paul feels different. The idea may have come from Pegg and Frost, but the bigger they get the harder it's gonna be for them to do what they do best.
  5. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I liked Pegg in Star Trek. I saw Hot Fuzz in the cinema and thought it was pretty funny, especially the fight in the supermarket. But Paul just doesn't have the appeal for me.
  6. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I've seen bits of it, but won't get to see it fully until next week probably.

    The big concern from most I've talked to is that Pegg & Frost are going "Hollywood" and with a big budget & special effects will simply become commercial and do things because they can or because it will attract viewers rather than because it will be funny. Often a restricted budget brings out the best in people creatively, I hope Pegg & Frost don't lose what made them great.
  7. orn-free-tada Jedi Grand Master

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    I think it's a bit unfair comparing it with SOTD or Hot Fuzz. As far as I'm aware, Edgar Wright is not connected in anyway, so I don't really understand the constant comparrisons, it seems.
  8. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Paul isn't by the same team as Fuzz and Shaun and it is more mainstream as a result but there is the final episode of the neopolitan trilogy yet to come so there could yet be a return to form
  9. Darth_Asabrush Force Ghost

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    That's quite promising news. I thought this was the third in the "trilogy". Glad to know it isn't.

    Anyway, I'll probably go and see it. However, the wife and I were only the other day saying how Pegg seems to have gone all "Hollywood". We concluded that this was a shame :)
  10. halibut Chosen One

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    He's not the same as he used to be. He is on record several times saying he'd not sell out and release an Xmas autobiography. Yet what did he do last year?
  11. Darth_Asabrush Force Ghost

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    Can't blame him really. I'd sell out if I was him but it's still a shame.

    At least Frost is still normal. Anyone remember what that show was with him as a captain of a star ship? I think it had Miranda in too.

    Think I'll go and watch Spaced again.
  12. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Clearly artistic intregrity is easily bought out these days.
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