Saturday, 20 June 2015

Film review | Hot Fuzz*

I said in a blog post a few days ago that I wanted to start doing film review Fridays, it might not be something all of you are interested in but for the small amount of people that are big film fans like me, I thought this would be a great way for you all to hear my thoughts of different films. I know today's Saturday but I wanted to start it off so You all know to expect a film review on Friday.

To start this off I wanted to talk about my all time favourite film, Hot Fuzz. Just to let you all know, this will contain spoilers so if you don't want to know what happens don't read on. Most of you already know that this is my favourite film as I do mention it quite a lot. So this film is part of the cornetto trilogy, I don't know if other counties would have seen the films as I'm not sure how well they were received in places like America or France or any other country. Basically this film is the second in the cornetto trilogy and its called that as in each film they have a different flavour of the classic cornetto ice creams. Shaun of the dead had strawberry, hot fuzz had chocolate and the worlds end had mint. Click the link to go to the page on amazon where you can buy the DVD if you want to watch it.

Hot Fuzz stars some of Britain best actors and actresses that I just love. The two main characters are played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Here's what the films about, "As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) finds if difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf (Nick Frost) for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Nick smells something rotten in the idyllic village.". I was first introduced to this film by my sister and I just fell in love with the plot and the character's. 

Plot summary | 
A police constable called Nicholas Angel is sent to work in the quite village of Sandford as he is to good for the police force in London. In other words, because he has a much higher arrest rate he's been making the rest of the team look bad. As Nicholas is sent packing to the village he arrives to see a pub full of underage teens enjoying a drink in the local pub. He then arrests a local man who crashes into a wishing well whilst drunk, little does he know that this man (Nick Frost) will become one of his best friends and co-workers in the village. After arresting "nearly half the village" (Quote from the film) he meets a few more people at the station. After meeting all the team at the police force, he finds a good friend in Danny (Nick Frost) who is also the police sergeants son. Weird "accidents" start happening in the village which raises Nick's suspicions that they cant all really be accidents and that there's more than meets the eye to the quite little town of sandford. With the help of Danny, the pair drive themselves mad trying to work out who the murderer is. In the end it turns out to be all the members of the neighbour hood watch association, which is led by Danny's dad and police Sergeant. After a little showdown between Nicholas and the neighbourhood watch association, you are led to believe that Danny kills Nicholas. In the next scene we see that he is fine and Danny is in denial about what his father and members of the village have been doing for all these years, which they claim has been "for the greater good". Nicholas comes back to the village to fight them all and to put a stop to all of the murders. After a showdown with the police force and the murderous villagers, they are arrested and a stop is put to all the nasty business. At the end a bomb goes off in the police station but luckily everyone makes it out alive. 

I loved this film because even though it might not seem funny from my description, its filled with subtle humour and scenes that mimic the first of the cornetto trilogy, Shaun of the dead. I would really recommend this film to anyone who loves comedy and horror films or if you are a fan of Edgar wrights work.

I would rate this film a n 11/10 just because of the genius script writing, amazing character development and I love all the actors in it. Have you seen Hot fuzz? What are opinions on it? Let me know in the comments.

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