Tuesday, May 1, 2007

By the power of Greyskull...

This Saturday the fiance and I wrested ourselves out of our sickbed to attend Hot Fuzz with a squadron of our friends. We had been looking forward to this movie with breathless anticipation for months, and we were not disappointed.

Hot Fuzz is a British police action/comedy film written by Simon Pegg (who also stars in it) and Edgar Wright (who directs it), who were the ROCK STAR team behind the love story with zombies, Shaun of the Dead. Also making appearances are Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton and THE EQUALIZER (also known as Edward Woodward).

The movie tells the tale of Nicholas Angel, a London Super cop with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so embarrassing - the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. However, as a series of grisly accidents rock the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems. It's time for these small-town cops to break out some big-city justice and the BOOMSTICKS!

It was loud. It was stupid. It paid homage to some of the worst Hollywood blockbusters ever (can we say Bad Boys II and Point Break? I knew we could). It was filled with some great cameos and my sides hurt from laughing so hard by the end of it.

I didn't like it as much as Shaun of the Dead, but I would still give this movie two BIG TIME thumbs up. Don't go if you are expecting intimate stories and moving cinema however. Only go if you are looking for some good quality explosions, obscure cop movie pop culture references, and some off beat humour like only the brits can deliver!

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