Director: Edgar Wright
Just over two years ago a movie was released that changed the very way we live. Ok, so that may be a slight exaggeration but still, Shaun of the Dead was a bloody brilliant film. Now, the creators are back and this time they’re bringing their signature style to the police force.
Hot Fuzz is as much as a spoof film as it is an homage to the buddy cop formula we’ve all seen a million times. Unlike the appalling Scary Movie type spoofs, this one is actually funny, and shows a true passion for the material they’re taking a strip out of.
Simon Pegg continues to prove his great ‘straight man’ abilities, portraying Sergeant Nicholas Angel. Angel is a London super cop who’s borderline obsessive dedication to the force makes the rest of his co-workers seem lazy in comparison. So the big city officer is transferred to the sleepy town of Sanford. Here Pegg is partnered with the childish bobby played by Nick Frost. Quickly the sleepy town turns into murder central and of course, mayhem ensues.
While the bar was set quite high by Shaun of the Dead, it is understandable that some may feel let down by Hot Fuzz. Sure the signature quick cuts are there as is the wonderful chemistry of Pegg and Frost, but that’s the curse of following a fantastic film.
Expectations aside, Hot Fuzz still delivers the laughs and It’s
good to know we haven’t seen the last of Britain’s newest