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Hot Fuzz (Special Edition, 2 DVDs)
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Hot Fuzz (Special Edition, 2 DVDs)
Advantages: Funny, different
About the film
Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British comedy film. The film is rated 15 due to scenes of violence, graphic images and bad language and it has a run time of 121 minutes.
PC Nicholas Angel is a police officer in London. The only problem is, he's too good and makes everyone else look bad. In order to rectify this, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. Being paired with Danny Butterman, doesn't give him any faith in his new team as Danny is useless and questions everything that Nick does. Sandford seems like a nice quiet town, until two actors are found decapitated. The locals call it an accident but Nick knows better and won't stop until he gets to the bottom of the problem, especially as more dead people keep appearing. Nick and Danny clash with everyone, whilst trying to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "accidents".
Simon Pegg as PC/Sgt./Insp. Nicholas Angel
Nick Frost as PC/Sgt. Danny Butterman
Jim Broadbent as Insp. Frank Butterman
Paddy Considine as DS Andy Wainwright
Rafe Spall as DC Andy Cartwright
Kevin Eldon as Sgt. Tony Fisher
Olivia Colman as PC Doris Thatcher
Karl Johnson as PC Bob Walker
Bill Bailey as the Sergeants Turner
Sampson as Saxon
Neighbourhood Watch Alliance
Timothy Dalton as Simon Skinner
Edward Woodward OBE as Tom Weaver
Billie Whitelaw CBE as Joyce Cooper
Eric Mason as Bernard Cooper
Stuart Wilson as Dr. Robin Hatcher
What I thought
For some very strange reason, it has taken me until only very recently to watch this film. God knows why though as I have owned it for ages.
As strange as the plot summary sounds, this is a fantastic film. Simon Pegg does a wonderful job as Nicholas Angel, a very serious London cop. Once I knew that he was a bit serious and loved his job so much, I was slightly worried that this wasn't going to be as funny as I had expected it to be. However, Pegg is an amazing comedy actor and he was making me laugh so much from the very first minute. As the film carries on, Pegg only gets funnier and funnier as he is put into situations that he is so uncomfortable in. His seriousness is what made him so funny for me in the end.
The relationship between Pegg and co-star Nick Frost who plays his policing partner, Danny, was another of the amazing things about this film. While the pair of them together was great, Danny was a really funny character all on his own. He really doesn't know what he's doing when it comes to being a police office and bases everything off of American cop films. The references to other films came fast and thick but this was something I really enjoyed. I was able to picture certain scenes from Bad Boys 2 and imagining Nick and Danny doing this themselves.
Although this is a comedy film, there is so much violence and gore. I don't mind this but I think there will be plenty of others who won't like it at all, especially knowing that this is supposed to be a comedy. I thought that the violence gave this film more of an edge and I thought it made the film better overall. There aren't many films that can mix these kind of scenes with the hundreds of gags like this film does and that's one of the things which makes it stand out in comparison.
Films have to be completely hilarious to make me actually laugh out loud and this was one of those films. As I said earlier, the laughs begin right from the start and they don't stop until the credits roll at the end of the film. Some of the funniest scenes have to be when Nick is realising just how bad the policing team are in Sandford. The things that they get up to in the police station are crazy and terrible at the same time. The script along with the acting made this film as great as it was and is one everyone should see, even if you're late to the game like I was.
Summary: A great comedy film