I went to see Hot Fuzz at the cinema on Saturday. It was amazing.
Hot Fuzz is another creation from the people who brought you the brilliant rom-zom-com Shaun of the Dead, and is the story of a brilliant London police officer sent to a sleepy English country town who discovers some shady goings-on that his new colleagues seem oblivious to. The film is a hysterical portrayal of small-town life in England and has plenty of that under-rated cinema device, comedy violence.
It’s also one of those films that stars just about every British actor you can think of, often in very unlikely roles, and Simon Pegg is brilliant in the lead role.
The fast action, the witty one-liners and the unexpected twists and turns make this easily the funniest film of the year so far, and probably the funniest I’ve seen since Snakes On A Plane.
It is, however, quintissentially British. I can’t imagine Americans either getting Hot Fuzz in the slightest or making a film like it. I was actually sore from laughing at the end of it.