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11.08.2010

If a film offers a team-up of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, I'm there.

However there's only one off putting thing about PAUL thus far. Who chose Seth Rogen as the voice of Paul the alien? It doesn't mesh well to me. Maybe If they had chosen someone else like Martin Freeman to do the voice, maybe I'd be happier. Assuming aliens have English accents.

Anyway, Empire got two exclusive stills from the film. The first is Pegg's character hiding from Bill Hader who plays an FBI agent. The second is the whole gang including Kristen Wiig, all in awe of a possible spaceship.

Synopsis:

"For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town -- a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes."

CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN GALLERY & SEE MORE PICS...

Extra Tidbit: If you aren't in favor of Rogen's voice either, who would you have chose?
Source: Empire

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11:17AM on 11/09/2010

Seth Rogen

I for one LOVED Rogen as BOB in Monsters Vs Aliens
I for one LOVED Rogen as BOB in Monsters Vs Aliens
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10:35AM on 11/09/2010
they should've used the voice of invader zim for this
they should've used the voice of invader zim for this
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9:31AM on 11/09/2010
Woops
Woops
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9:28AM on 11/09/2010
I don't mind Rogan, just wish they hadn't used him for this. Just hearing his voice isn't a selling point for me at all. Off the top of my head, I would have hired Harry Shearer and Hank Azaria to harmonize the voice . . . .
I don't mind Rogan, just wish they hadn't used him for this. Just hearing his voice isn't a selling point for me at all. Off the top of my head, I would have hired Harry Shearer and Hank Azaria to harmonize the voice . . . .
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4:12AM on 11/09/2010

Rogan's Tones

Exactly, Mike. I never said Rogan was unfunny (albeit in a one-trick-pony sorta way), I just said his voice was no bueno for PAUL (or any CGI character, for that matter). Rogan makes dufus comedies... and in those cases where he is actually funny, we need to see the dufus. And he is the dufus.

Relax. Not hating. Just being honest.
Exactly, Mike. I never said Rogan was unfunny (albeit in a one-trick-pony sorta way), I just said his voice was no bueno for PAUL (or any CGI character, for that matter). Rogan makes dufus comedies... and in those cases where he is actually funny, we need to see the dufus. And he is the dufus.

Relax. Not hating. Just being honest.
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1:42AM on 11/09/2010
Very interested in this one! Gr8 cast and cool subject matter.+ I like Pegg's retro(?) "Star Wars:The Empire Strikes Back" t-shirt. Seth voicing the Alien? not so hot=recast! w/new voice over actor,say-Christopher Walken?
Very interested in this one! Gr8 cast and cool subject matter.+ I like Pegg's retro(?) "Star Wars:The Empire Strikes Back" t-shirt. Seth voicing the Alien? not so hot=recast! w/new voice over actor,say-Christopher Walken?
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10:48PM on 11/08/2010

I don't mind Rogen, but...

I can't wait for someone to make a re-edit of the trailer with Roger the Alien's voice from American Dad!
I can't wait for someone to make a re-edit of the trailer with Roger the Alien's voice from American Dad!
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10:30PM on 11/08/2010
Yeah let's all hate Rogen! He's so unfunny! 40 Year Old Virgin? Unfunny! Knocked Up? Unfunny! Superbad? Unfunny! Pineapple Express? Unfunny! Funny People? Grantedly less funny, but a very underrated film imo, as is Observe and Report.

I really don't understand why everyone all of a sudden decided to hate Seth Rogen. Literally the worst movie he's made was what? Zack and Miri? And that was still funnier then most of the comedies that come out.

He writes his own material, seems like a
Yeah let's all hate Rogen! He's so unfunny! 40 Year Old Virgin? Unfunny! Knocked Up? Unfunny! Superbad? Unfunny! Pineapple Express? Unfunny! Funny People? Grantedly less funny, but a very underrated film imo, as is Observe and Report.

I really don't understand why everyone all of a sudden decided to hate Seth Rogen. Literally the worst movie he's made was what? Zack and Miri? And that was still funnier then most of the comedies that come out.

He writes his own material, seems like a humble guy, and is undeniably hilarious to everyone except those on this board who constantly complain about him voicing Paul or about how terrible Green Hornet looks. He even picks cool projects, he's got one with everyone's new mancrush JGL, he's doing a indie comedy with Sarah Polley, etc.

The hate is strong here.
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12:44AM on 11/09/2010
Overreacting much?

I have seen nobody hating on Rogen himself, he's a funny dude and the films you named were hilarious as well, partly thanks to him. Nobody's saying otherwise in the comments so far.

This isn't about his acting, or his comedic chops, it's about his voice. The moment I heard him in the trailer, I got less excited. It's just a complete miss and that has nothing to do with the guy's past or whether or not he's funny in his movies.
Overreacting much?

I have seen nobody hating on Rogen himself, he's a funny dude and the films you named were hilarious as well, partly thanks to him. Nobody's saying otherwise in the comments so far.

This isn't about his acting, or his comedic chops, it's about his voice. The moment I heard him in the trailer, I got less excited. It's just a complete miss and that has nothing to do with the guy's past or whether or not he's funny in his movies.
2:19AM on 11/09/2010
Well aside from the "Rogen is a suck" comment, you're right. I've just seen a lot of bashing of Rogen lately, in the previous topics about Paul as well as those about Green Hornet, etc.

I obviously have no qualms with people who would rather Paul be voiced by someone else. Clearly the film isn't going for 'subtle' with Paul's voice. They're looking for a funny, distinctive voice and I think Rogen provides that. I can't wait for the film, mostly for Pegg/Frost, but a lot for Rogen as well.
Well aside from the "Rogen is a suck" comment, you're right. I've just seen a lot of bashing of Rogen lately, in the previous topics about Paul as well as those about Green Hornet, etc.

I obviously have no qualms with people who would rather Paul be voiced by someone else. Clearly the film isn't going for 'subtle' with Paul's voice. They're looking for a funny, distinctive voice and I think Rogen provides that. I can't wait for the film, mostly for Pegg/Frost, but a lot for Rogen as well.
9:31AM on 11/09/2010
So who, exactly, ripped on Rogan's films?
So who, exactly, ripped on Rogan's films?
10:00PM on 11/08/2010
Rogen's voice for this character is about as subtle as Gilbert Gottfried on those Aflack commercials. There should have got a comedic actor with a more generic voice, like Steve Carell or Luke Wilson or someone.
Rogen's voice for this character is about as subtle as Gilbert Gottfried on those Aflack commercials. There should have got a comedic actor with a more generic voice, like Steve Carell or Luke Wilson or someone.
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9:48PM on 11/08/2010

Paul's Voice

Rogen is a suck. Bad choice for an otherwise stellar cast. I mean, a nasal sounding Jewish Cannuck with annoying vocal tendencies, how much worse can you do? I can't stand his voice in animated films. Awful. Just awful.

Hugh Laurie would be great. Or maybe Ray Liotta. Anything would be better.
Rogen is a suck. Bad choice for an otherwise stellar cast. I mean, a nasal sounding Jewish Cannuck with annoying vocal tendencies, how much worse can you do? I can't stand his voice in animated films. Awful. Just awful.

Hugh Laurie would be great. Or maybe Ray Liotta. Anything would be better.
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12:18AM on 11/09/2010
You're in favour of a sniveling Wasp Brit and a Greaseball WOP Yank over Rogen?
You're in favour of a sniveling Wasp Brit and a Greaseball WOP Yank over Rogen?
8:40PM on 11/08/2010
Clealy Morgan Freeman would have been the best choice for Paul.
Clealy Morgan Freeman would have been the best choice for Paul.
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8:33PM on 11/08/2010
The jury is still out on Rogen's voice, but I think Andy Serkis would have been awesome!
The jury is still out on Rogen's voice, but I think Andy Serkis would have been awesome!
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8:36PM on 11/08/2010
You win. Inspired choice!
You win. Inspired choice!
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