Hot Fuzz UMD for PSP
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In Shaun of the Dead, it was the zombie movie and the anomie of modern life. In Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg set their sights on the buddy cop blockbuster and the eccentric English village. The two worlds collide when overachieving London officer Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is promoted to sergeant. The catch is that he's being transferred to Agatha Christie country. His superiors (the comic trifecta of Martin Campbell, Steve Coogan, and Bill Nighy) explain that he's making the rest of the force look bad. Upon his arrival, Chief Butterman (Jim Broadbent) partners Angel with his daft son, Danny (Nick Frost, Pegg's Shaun co-star), who aspires to kick off criminals like the slick duo in Bad Boys II. When random citizens start turning up dead, he gets his chance. With the worshipful Danny at his side, Angel shows his cake-eating colleagues how things are done in the big city. As in Shaun, their previous picture, Wright and Pegg hit their targets more often than not. With the success of that debut comes a bigger budget for car chases, shoot-outs, and fiery explosions. Though Hot Fuzz earns its R-rating with salty language and grisly deaths, the tone is more good-natured than mean-spirited. A wall-to-wall soundtrack of boisterous British favorites, like the Kinks, T-Rex, and Sweet, contributes to the fast-paced fun. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
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When Nicholas gets transferred to the small village of Sandord, his seriousness and style doesn't endear him to the locals, with the exception of Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), who sees him as something of a role model.
When a few people die in mysterious accidents, Angel doesn't buy it and finds a suspect in the owner of the local supermarket: Simon Skinner (Timothy Dalton).
From there, things get even more unusual, but the funny rarely stops except to carefully weave in serious moments as needed.
Another star studded cast, though I knew only a few of them myself, it is a cast that works exceptionally well. There are also a number of movie references that make the film that much more enjoyable. The outtakes, deleted scenes, the commentary, and the Fuzzball Rally (a video of the American tour and interviews that Pegg, Frost, and Wright conducted) are very entertaining. The Fuzz track for captions gives the watcher fun facts about behind the scenes info as you watch the movie.
All in all, I cannot recommend this movie enough.
Yes... the plot is far fetched (shocking in a movie, I know!) but the acting, the callbacks, and the editing make this one of my all time favorite movies. There's gore, silliness, explosions, the fastest car chase ever, cop movie homages, sex jokes, and a bevy of incredibly talented English actors who round out the cast: Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Merchant, Lucy Punch, Timothy Dalton, Olivia Colman and so many more. (Be on the lookout for an uncredited cameo by Aussie Cate Blanchett, too, btw!)
I have friends who aren't as enthusiastic about this movie (or Shaun of the Dead, #1 in the Cornetto Trilogy) as I am but it fits perfectly with my sense of humor. If you liked Super Troopers, you'll find this movie is even more finely crafted, hilarious, and FUN.