Film Watch – 335. Hot Fuzz

hot-fuzzFast Facts

Title: Hot Fuzz
Director: Edgar Wright
Year: 2007
Run time: 2hrs 1m

Background Info

Hot on the heels of watching Shaun of the Dead, we dived straight into the second of the Cornetto trilogy. Ahead of watching either of them, we were most looking forward to this one. Having seen how good Shaun of the Dead was, I think our expectations were raised even more!

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0:36 – Half expecting him to be a zombie at the start of this.
4:43 – Didn’t have a chance to spot Nighy from the back of his head this time.
7:38 – So, you can be TOO good at your job!
12:58 – “I’m taking you to the station. Where is it?”
17:16 – There’s a hedgehog in the riot room!
25:54 – Is it police duty to catch a swan?
30:24 – Hehe, jumping the garden fences. I love a running gag.
36:33 – I love this journalist’s awful story twists.
41:40 – I love that the Nick Frost character ain’t smart but he’s taking it all on board, learning fast.
43:36 – “By the power of Grayskull!”
51:30 – Yay, they are doing double Film Watch too.
59:24 – Ooh, that was a bit graphic.
1:03:13 – Loving the bromance.
1:13:39 – Security footage on actual VHS.
1:21:59 – If you are fussy about acting, would you call him Bill Shakespeare?
1:30:29 – Could a little car take on a Range Rover like that? I’m thinking “he’d rip through us like we were tin foil.”
1:40:47 – “He isn’t even from round here!” That kind of sums up the whole film.
1:47:39 – A fight in a model village is genius.
1:55:31 – Tricksy devils, playing with our emotions like that.

Conclusions

Another good one, although I thought this had the same sort of pacing as the last – in that it took quite a long time to get going. It wasn’t helped that Pegg plays a slightly less affable character in this one, and the real bromance goodness doesn’t get going until about an hour into it. It did start to feel a bit far-fetched when the big reveals came in, but there were moments of genius. Whoever came up with the final fight being in a model village… gold star!

Rating: 4/5

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