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Hot Fuzz (Special Edition, 2 DVDs)
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Hot Fuzz (Special Edition, 2 DVDs)
Advantages: Cast, performances, script, it's hilarious
Disadvantages: None for me but some may find it silly
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Meet PC Nicholas Angel. With the top arrest record and a passion for paperwork he is the hottest cop in the Metropolitan Police Force. In fact, he is so hot that he is making his colleagues look bad. With this in mind Angel's superiors send him away to Sandford, a village so sleepy it is practically comatose. Here he is partnered with the oafish Danny Butterman, a young PC looking for action of any kind. While at first Angel is suffocated by the pastoral atmosphere, bodies soon begin to appear and he and Danny are pressed into action. Sandford, it seems, may not be so idyllic after all...
P.C Nicholas Angel is married to the police force, he lives for his job so when he gets toldhe's making sergent he's elated but his happiness is short lived when he's told his new post will be in the sleepy village of Sandford, the village has the lowest crime rate in the country.
When he gets to Sandford he rubs some residents uo the wrong way straight away as even off duty he can't turn a blind eye.
He's partnered with Danny Butterman who also turns out to be the son of Police Chief, Frank Butterman. Danny's a bit of a fool, he followed his father into the force cos he didn't know what else to do, he's obssessed with cop flicks, loves the pub and desperate to see some action.
Just when it looks as if Nick may have to resign himself to chasing swans, speeding tickets and village fetes, people start dropping dead all over Sanford. The local constabulary seem to think that these gruesome incidents are all accidental but Nick think otherwise. But which one of the residents could be behind this spate of murders? And will Nick be able to find the evidence?.
Nicholas Angel - Simon Pegg (Shaun Of The Dead)
Met Sergent - Martn Freeman (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Met Chief Inspector - Bill Nighy (Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans)
PC Danny Butterman - Nick frost (The Boat That Rocked)
Simon Skinner - Timothy Dalton (The Rocketeer)
Inspector Frank Butterman - Jim Broadbent (Inkheart)
Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead)
It's taken me so long to get aound to watching this movie. The reason being I used to love the channel 4 programme Spaced so when Shaun Of The Dead was released I couldn't wait to see it and I was really dissapointed, I didn't find it that funny and apart from a couple of scenes found it actually quite dull. So when Hot Fuzz was released I decided to give it a miss.
The the other evening my boyfriend came in with a couple of DVD's he had borrowed off a mate and Hot Fuzz was one of them. He seemed keen to watch it so I had to relent.
This was so much better than Shaun Of The Dead. It was funny from the word go.
Although the storyline is quite simple the screenplay and script are so well written that it makes the movie highly entertaining and watchable.
The cast is huge and the all performances are excellent. Simon Pegg was fab as I'm usually so used to him playing a bit of a loser it was really good to see him playing a jobsworth and Timothy Dalton is excellent as the slimey, smarmy Skinner.May I also say that Simon Pegg also looks surprisingly fit in Hot Fuzz eventhough he's not usually my cup of tea.
Some people may find the ending a little silly and over the top but I thought it was a great finish and also very, very funny.
If you liked Spaced you will probably like this, it's Simon Pegg's return to form.
Running Time:121 minutes
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Summary: Top Cop Flick, Simon Pegg returns to form