Thursday, May 10, 2007

Movie review: Hot Fuzz

Last night, I saw Hot Fuzz, the newest film from the creators of my favorite Zom Rom Com, Shaun of the Dead. This time, they take on the buddy cop action genre, in a spoof film that is more tribute than parody. Sergeant Nicholas Angel, played by Simon Pegg, is a London policeman (er, police officer) who has been making the rest of the department look bad due to his stellar arrest record and utter devotion to his job. To get rid of him, his superior officers transfer him to Sandford, a small village in the rural English countryside. Sergeant Angel spends an exasperating few weeks chasing swans and and slowly warms to his bumbling, Point Break- obsessed sidekick Danny. Little does everyone know, a mass murderer lurks within this gentle community, but Angel and Danny are the only ones pursuing the case, because the rest of the town writes off the homicides as a string of accidents. That's all you really need to know in terms of plot. Hot Fuzz is very silly and very British, and I did enjoy it, although not nearly as much as Shaun of the Dead. It starts off slowly, but the lengthy grand finale (filled with hilarious dialogue and ridiculous action scenes) is worth the wait.

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