Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hot Fuzz - Film

The new offering from the Shaun of the Dead people written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (who also directs). Again staring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, this time as police officers rather than zombie killers. PC Angel (Pegg) is top of his game with a 400% arrest statistic working for the London Met when he gets promoted to Sergant and moved to a sleepy country town in Gloustershire. His girlfriend has just broken up with him as he is too committed to his job and all he has in the world is his pot plant (see the spoofs already?). Things are not as they seem when he arrives at his new position and he ruffles quite a few feathers as the murders start to pile up. Can him and his partner solve the case before he becomes the next victim?

A fun film that had the audience laughing most of the way through. It spoofs most police action films I have seen as well as a few dectective stories too. Lots of twists and some very gory deaths! It could have done with being about half an hour shorter and the end just got a bit too silly for my liking. Definately worth seeing though, hopefully they will make another but I wonder which genre they will go for next...

***1/2 out of 5