Tuesday, August 26, 2008

'Hot Fuzz' ...

I don't like horror movies but I loved "Shaun of the Dead," precisely because it's not a horror movie, it's a send-up of the zombie genre.

So, I had high hopes for "Hot Fuzz," the next Simon Pegg effort.

And I have to say, it wasn't the movie I thought it would be.

It was much, much better.

Those folks across the pond are a clever lot. And Simon is like David Caruso, but British and capable of acting.

It's an outstanding film, a who's who of British actors: Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, and many, many more that I'm sure you'll recognize if you're British or better versed than me on British actors.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Ethan said...

You had to see it. It's for the greater good!

Mar hated it the first time, but now every time it is on TV she has to watch it.

Check out the trivia at IMDB. It adds "texture" to the movie.

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Mikeachim said...

It's extraordinary. Simple because it does such a good job of appearing ordinary, and then diverting completely into violence / gore, and then wandering out again and having a cup of tea and a biscuit, and then grabbing a gun and blazing away from behind a car, and then eating a sandwich. It's dead silly.

Also, it stars every single British actor living or dead from the last 50 years.

Simon Pegg can do no wrong. (Look for him in unlikely places - for example, HBO's "Band of Brothers").

1:12 PM  

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