[mini] Movie Review: Hot Fuzz
Urr… What?! You haven’t heard of this movie? Maybe you just saw the trailer on television but never bothered to give it any attention. Well, you may have been correct in that move if you’re no big fan of British comedy or movie comedies such as ‘Shaun of the Dead‘. Actually, Simon Pegg is the star in both this and ‘Hot Fuzz‘. Now, I have never watched ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and I don’t think I ever will, but ‘Hot Fuzz’ was pretty decent.
I, for one, don’t feel as if horror or blood-and-gore should mix with comedy. This movie had a lot of bloody and violent scenes (quite graphic), but everything had a comic light on it (sometimes overbearing). Here, we find one of Britain’s best police officers being reassigned to what seems to be a quiet town where nothing happens. However, our city cop, Angel, finds out that the fatal accidents that occur here are actually murders being performed by the town’s own community/civilian policing group. Together with his lazy sidekick, Angel pulls out all the guns (literally!) and finally brings all the wrongdoers to justice (in a sort of super-cop character).
This movie contained a lot of shooting and blood that confused my logical movie thinking: rarely did anyone succumb to their deadly injuries. I should be glad, but I guess this movie was meant to mess with one’s mind like that. Furthermore, the comedy portion was not as fluid and easy for the characters to communicate. Most of the time you had to pick them out from conversations that would otherwise fly clear over your head! Additionally, there was a lot of shouting that I thought was unnecessary. This, combined with other features, seems to be the style of movies that the movie creators and producers have. It is a good just to watch, but that’s about it. Mind you, it did get a very high rating at the IMDb, but I will have to give it a 6/10.