March 24, 2012 2 Comments
Being a nerd and loving science fiction is pretty much the same as liking PB&J sandwiches. The two items are mutually exclusive, even if some nerds have a much bigger affinity for the genre than others. So when science fiction movies comes along, I get a bit giddy as I love the genre and love being transported in a world unlike any other. What I like more about sci-fi, is when I see little nerdy references to other sci-fi films in a particular movie or television show. It somehow gives me the validation of knowing and recognizing the callbacks or jokes from the countless hours of movie and television show watching. It sounds nerdy, but I have already admitted to that. So you can imagine how I felt when I first laid eyes upon the trailer for Paul. A trailer for a film that seemingly was made for me and those like me, I got excited for this movie immediately and with the same fervor that I had when I first watched Blade Runner, which is the only time you will ever hear that sort of comparison.