Sunday, October 31, 2010

Movie 30 Review: Hot Fuzz

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Review after the jump

"Hot Fuzz" is a 2007 British Action/Comedy directed by Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead", "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", & "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World") and stars Simon Pegg ("How to Lose Friends and Alienate People", "Shaun of the Dead", & "Run Fatboy Run") as PC/Sgt./Insp. Nicholas Angel, Nick Frost ("Shaun of the Dead", "Wild Child", & "Pirate Radio") as PC/Sgt. Danny Butterman, Jim Broadbent ("The Crying Game", "Moulin Rouge!", & "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull") as Insp. Frank Butterman, Head of the Local Police Force, & Timothy Dalton (James Bond from 1987-1994, "The Rocketeer", & Various Theatre Work) as Simon Skinner, Manager of the Somerfield

"Hot Fuzz" is about Nicholas Angel who is the Police Officer's Police Officer, and because of that, causes the Police Force to despise him due to their own laziness. Thus his he sent out of the city to a small village Police Department and is forced to try to adjust to his new surroundings. Somehow though, the village doesn't quite seem right to Angel, and to others, makes him look paranoid.

The movie starts out fine, and plays out like any other guy who doesn't like being forced to move, but then takes a hard right "WTF" turn at a little over halfway done and left me grasping for some semblance of sanity. It left me more speechless than when Rescue Force just went a little too out there for me to really enjoy it.

I like the movie, but the turn just takes me out of the experience a bit. It's funny, it's "boom-y", and quite the tribute to Cop Action Films.

A worthy watch, but be prepared.

Flickchart Rankings
Worldwide: 84
Tack Angel: 177

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