Hot Fuzz : 3 of 5
I really had a movie-filled weekend, since my pals and I went to see Hot Fuzz together as part of Ernesto's birthday celebration! This is a super-quirky film with some hilarious scenes, but I have to say right away that it was a little too disjointed for me. Even though I had a fantastic time watching it, I couldn't help thinking that the filmmakers couldn't decide what kind of movie they were making, so they just combined farce, mystery, thriller, slap-stick, situation comedy, and everything else into one plot. I guess this makes for some interesting shock value (like when you think you're watching a funny show and suddenly there's gore all over the screen), but I prefer a consistent genre (call me old fashioned!). Hot Fuzz is the story of Nicholas Angel, a London cop who is so good that he makes the rest of the force look bad, so they send him to a rural town where there seems to be no crime at all. Of course, his super-cop senses find crime in everything, and eventually he does uncover the most bizarre crime wave you can imagine! Along the way there are some incredibly funny action sequences, paying homage to classic cop fighting scenes - it's hilarious to see elderly men and women dueling with rifles and suffering flying kicks! Besides our main character, there are plenty of other townsfolk and police officers to enjoy, particularly Nick's partner Danny, who idolizes action film stars - there's some great interaction between the two of them. I'm sure I'm in the minority with my ho-hum review, but don't get me wrong - Hot Fuzz is still great entertainment and I definitely recommend it for an evening of laughs!