Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hot Fuzz

Saw another movie this weekend, Hot Fuzz, from the creators and cast of Shaun of the Dead. As a huge fan of the latter, I was expecting great things, and I was not disappointed.

**SPOILER ALERT**
(I have always kind of wanted to write that)

Imagine a town where winning the "Best Village of the Year" award so far surpasses anything else that the residents of that town are willing to go to any lengths to ensure it--even to the extent of failing to record any kind of criminal activity (what's better than a low crime rate?).

And why wouldn't they? After all, those in charge are the ones committing the most grevious crimes (although they would tell you that having a house that doesn't fit the villages rustic charm, or being a terrible actor justifies the murder that will keep the village's reputation from being tarnished).

Add in an absurdly successful London cop with a clear-cut sense of right and wrong, and you're in for quite a ride.

It was a fun idea--absurd enough to fit this company's style and creepy enough to engage an audience. And in case you need more than that to keep you in the theatre, don't worry, there's a boatload of gore headed your way, along with car chases, gun fights, and a missing swan.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Your blog was lacking comments, so I figured I'd add one to spice things up a bit.

Also, Hot Fuzz was pretty amazingly awesome, even if I did have to get up ridiculously early on a weekend to see it.