I don’t know where to start. I really don’t. I think I need to make an assumption, really. If you watched Shaun of the Dead and thought that (a) it was really stupid and (b)Ã‚Â that that was a bad thing, then you’re not going to enjoy Hot Fuzz. It’s another ACEBEST stupid-fest by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the team who brought us SotD (obviously) and Spaced. And it’s just, well, daft. My wife and I sat in the cinema barely able to breathe for laughing. The trouble is, we didn’t see a lot of evidence of similar behaviour anywhere else around us.
Anyway – basically, Simon Pegg is a top London police officer who gets sent off to the quietest village in the country because his arrest record is making everyone else look bad. Unfortunately, all in the village is not as it seems, and once the body-count starts to rise, Officer Angel (Pegg) decides to do things his way. Hilarity, obviously, would have ensued at this point if it hadn’t already ensued from the first second of the film.
Bits to look out for: the journalists demise, description of the missing swan, underaged drinking, you’ve got a moustache, have you ever jumped through the air shooting two guns while going “aaargh!”, point blank.
Ace movie, but you have to understand that something being stupid isn’t a bad thing.
March 10, 2007 at 11:57 am
I have popcorn in my brain. I’ll like it 🙂
March 11, 2007 at 5:54 pm
I *LOVED* SotD and cannot wait to see this. If it’s anything like SotD for humour then the other people in the cinema must have been brain dead.
March 12, 2007 at 1:19 pm
It’s Point Break, tch. It’s a top movie right enough. One thing that annoys me is that people say things like that it’s a movie by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It’s not it’s by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, Nick Frost is just along for the ride. I’d say another thing to look out for is Bill Bailey’s hair.
In my defence, Nick Frost is the star of the show – Ed