Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Directed by: Edgar Wright
Written by: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Adam Buxton, Billy Whitelaw, Peter Wright, Julia Deakin, David Threlfall, Lucy Punch, Bill Bailey, Paul Freeman, Graham Low, Pamela Franklin, Elvis the Swan, Edward Woodward, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Steve Coogan, Cate Blanchett, Peter Jackson

Sorry, I got a little carried away there, didn't I? Oops. Anyway, I went to see this movie yesterday. Good for me. As we all know (or if we didn't know, we might've guessed) Shaun of the Dead is one of the movies that makes me really happy. So there you go.

This is about a cop that's so good about being a cop that he gets reassigned to a little village where nothing really happens and gets teamed up with Nick Frost (naturally). And then murders start happening and said cop figures out that it's all part of this evil conspiracy led by Timothy Dalton.

Funny, funny stuff. It was obviously made by a guys who watched way too many action movies (I believe what the trailer says about them having watched every action movie ever made) and really like weapons. There are a lot of weapons...

And it was pretty gory. People getting hit on the heads with bits of churches and stabbed in the throat with garden shears. Funny stuff. And of course a ridiculous gun fight somewhere near the end of the movie.

It was really very... stylish, too. Some crazy editing and crap going on in there. A few of the CG effects were kind of fake looking, but I can live with that.

As expected, it was very well written, and very British. It felt a little more American than it's little cousin Shaun, though, I dunno why. Maybe it was all the guns. Who knows.

And hey, there were little cameos by Cate Blanchett and Peter Jackson (I didn't even notice that until I looked up the cast on my favourite website (no, I don't memorize anything). Imagine my spasm of happy) in there. How adorable.

Yep, I quite enjoyed this movie, and I'm glad I went to see it. It brightened up my day (it wasn't as depressing or vulgar as Shaun either (not that I have a problem with either of those things. In fact, I revel in depression and vulgarity)). I'll give those guys a collective, mental hug. Hey, maybe that should be my little rating system from now on. Kind of like 'thumbs up, thumbs down', but better.


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