Hot Fuzz Review
Written by: Venomous Nightshade
Having just watched Hot Fuzz again, I felt compelled to do a review of it.
Brilliant, dark and packed with humour it embodies everything that makes the team also behind the excellent rom-zom-com, Shaun of the Dead.
Although not strictly pure horror it is a movie that contains a generous amount of blood for a movie of its type.
PC Nicholas Angel (played deftly by Simon Pegg) is reassigned to the quiet town of Sanford despite his own quarrels against this. For the first while of the film you quickly assume it is going to be a simple police drama, but no such thing happens.
Within a 15 minute slot Angel finds himself making friends with the rather inept Danny (Nick Frost) and dealing with a serious of grisly murders that seem to be linked.
In time he realises something untoward is happening in the town of Sanford and puts it upon himself with the aid of Danny, to find out what the truth behind the murders are.
With the luck of Danny he escapes the village only to realise he cannot let the town go unpunished for what has occurred. Cue the finale, him dishing out justice Angel style with the beautifully inept Danny by his side.
First off I loved Shaun of the Dead and thought it was a great movie, that said I looked forward to Hot Fuzz just as much if not more. For all expectations it didn't not fail in any aspect.
The plotline is beautifully scripted and flawless in its conviction and allows us to get to know the characters without getting too hung up on the plotline which sails along with ease.
Comedy works well within this and aside from the likes of Angel and Danny I developed a love for Lurch, the Somerfield trolley boy (played brilliantly by Rory McCann) who amuses and teases in each scene. Every scene in the movie is a delight but the ending is the perfect finale to a movie that impressed consistently.
Angel coming back to settle old scores and looking absolutely awesome as he rides in on the horse lets us know something is about to go down.
The shoot 'em up is a perfect charactisation of the fast pace that starts from this point on.
A funny, witty and surprisingly dark movie with bouts of gore makes this movie one of the funniest and (a personal favourite of mine) is a hilarious look into the supposedly quiet side of the country.
Excellently written by Edgar Wright and pairing two clever comic actors, Hot Fuzz is the ultimately movie for anyone who enjoys a laugh and a good old shoot up. Watch this movie and you'll realise how fantastic movies can be.
An excellent value for money movie. Perfection.