Hot Fuzz

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.

8 thoughts on “Hot Fuzz

  1. I, even though I am an American, am looking forward to seeing Hot Fuzz, but it is not released here yet. I think it looks really funny…but maybe you’re right…maybe I just won’t get it.

    I will agree with you – Americans really aren’t very successful at making really funny TV shows or movies.

  2. Oh no sorry, I never said they’re not successful at funny TV or films… just that they couldn’t manage that kind of humour.

    There’s plenty funny TV and film from your side of the pond. Like… er… Snakes On A Plane.

  3. What about South Park, Team America, The Daily Show, Friends, American Dad, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Most Coen brother’s films, most Ben Stiller films, and the Wicker Man remake? And that’s just off the top of my head…

  4. Ok Justin, I will give you the Coen brothers films (my absolute fave) and the Daily Show (I’ll also throw in the Colbert Report). The Simpsons are good, as is Ben Stiller (“if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball” – it still makes me laugh) and Seinfeld is hilarious. Friends is ok. Once I got past the voices, I really liked The Family Guy. I have seen neither South Park, Team America, Snakes on a Plane nor the Wicker Man.

    I guess, though, that I often find myself disappointed with what my fellow citizens deem as funny, as it is most often not funny at all because there’s little intelligence in it.

  5. Speaking as a Canadian, I saw Hot Fuzz when I was in London. Absolutely loved it. Also loved Shaun of the Dead as well. I think Canadian humour is very similar to the Brits, it’s one of the things I was really looking forward to when I moved here. Still Game & the Catherine Tate Show are two that I discovered.

  6. Scottish manners, Genevieve ๐Ÿ˜›

    My point was simply that the humour was so British in Hot Fuzz that Americans wouldn’t fully be able to get it or produce it. Not a criticism, just highlighting the cultural differences between our sides of the pond.

  7. Scottish manners? Tahaha. Right, next time I see you, make sure not to leave until I can bid you farewell with a wee polite Glasgae kiss. mwah!


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