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    So I just saw the movie Paul - and I was kinda looking while watching for subtle sci-fi references which I'd read were hidden in the movie.

    I did spot a fair few and was wondering if anyone else had seen the movie and noticed any I missed. There are a load of blatently obvious deliberate ones (they're referenced in the movie speficially), but these are the less blatent ones I noticed in no particular order.

    In a bar, the band is playing the same tune as played in the Cantina in Star Wars (not sure which episode - not a huge SW geek)

    The mountain they find which "you'll know when you see it" was half black, half white which I think might be a reference to the original series star trek episode with the racism theme where half the population with white on one side of the face and black on the other hates the other half who has the opposite colouring.

    Towards the very end, when one of the characters is invited along on the spareship, she complains about not having her toothbrush - Paul's reply is "where we're going, you don't need teeth" - Back to the future methinks.

    Just before that, Sigourney Weaver gets a punch in the face, prefaced by the comment "Leave her alone you bit**" which is obviously from one of the Alien movies

    The fireworks they buy are "The five tones" which along with the packaging is an obvious close encounters reference, as are the lights in the trees when the helicopter arrives but I think they're too obvious to fall into the subtle category.

    Dammit, I'm sure there was one more but I don't remember it.

    If I remember I'll come back and comment lol - but if anyone else has any.....

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    I guess you COULD claim the whole thing being in an RV is a kinda spaceballs reference if you wanted to start really picking but I think thats coincedence rather than any kind of tip of the hat.... The main characters are on a road-trip after all so the RV makes sense heh

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    I remember now - Paul's hand-rubbing before healing is a total Karate Kid Reference - not sci-fi but a little too close to be a fluke...

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    But the important question here is - Is the movie any good?
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    Default Re: Paul

    it was an okay movie, not hilarious, but still funny.

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    It's worth a couple hours of your life - it wont CHANGE your life, but it's definitely worth seeing

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    Default Re: Paul

    Never heard of this movie...
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    Ditto
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    Default Re: Paul

    It looks really funny. Right before he resurrects the bird he looks like Yoda
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