Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Hot Fuzz

This week my movie review is on the movie my mommy gave my grandmama for her birthday. It is "Hot Fuzz," which is from the same team who gave us "Shaun of the Dead." Both my mommy and grandmama love this movie, and I have to admit, I enjoy it as well.

Hot Fuzz (2007)
Directed By: Edgar Wright
Written By: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg

"Hot Fuzz" is a British comedy spoof of our American "police buddy" movies. Nick Angel is a highly skilled police officer in London - too skilled, as a matter of fact, since when he returns to work after medical leave he finds out he has been promoted and moved to the country, all because he has a 400% higher arrest record than any of the rest of his fellow police officers, and his competence is making the rest of them look bad. Nick finds himself moving to the small village of Sandford, where crime is uncommonly low, and paired with a new partner named Danny Butterman, who is not only the police chief's only and favored son, but is also obsessed with American "cop buddy" movies. Danny refuses to be dissuaded that Nick's career in London was unlike the action-packed movies he loves, such as "Point Break" and "Bad Boys II." Nick finds himself growing more and more frustrated as the only group who seems to care about keeping crime down in Sandford is the Neighborhood Watch Alliance, who actually have a room in the police station equipped with monitors that scan the entire town.

At first, the most action Nick sees is tracking down an escaped swan, and even that is unsuccessful. However, soon a locally high-profiled lawyer and his much younger girlfriend (known for her irritating laugh) are found dead, and while their deaths are ruled an accident, Nick finds the details suspicious. Soon more "accidents" follow, and Nick finds himself investigating what he believes to be a string of related murders. Is Nick correct, and will he successfully solve the crimes? Or is it all a case of "wishful thinking" on his part, since he has moved to quiet Sandford and experienced boredom for the first time, and as Danny accuses him, he "can't turn off?"

Now, this movie is not for young kittens, puppies, or beans. It is rated R for some good reasons: language and graphic violence. However, the graphic violence is, if you can believe it, part of the more comedic moments in this film. And really, so is the language. All the same, if you are offended by profanity and violence, you should probably skip this film. Otherwise, I highly recommend it to every mature furry and bean out there. I give "Hot Fuzz" two paws up and a whisker spread, for being full of humor and action that can definitely keep a kitty's interest!

Today is Grandmama and Grandpapa's 31st wedding anniversary!
Happy Anniversary, Grandmama and Grandpapa!

19 meows:

michico*Adan said...

Michico here:
I also strongly recommend this movie~! This is just too much fun~!!!!!!
I have seen this movie on HBO, and it makes me laugh all the way and so happy~!!!!!! Certainly, you will think and learn something from this good movie, too~!!!

Thanks for the review!!!!


Karen Jo said...

Happy Anniversary to your Grandmama and Grandpapa! I have never heard of this film before, but it sounds fun.

Anonymous said...

We all loved Shaun of the Dead it was funny in the dry British way, but we did not like this one.. it seemed to drag.. but then our favorite police movie is
Super Troopers, so that is a lot to live up to I guess :))
It was a very wonderful review though!!:))


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to your Grandmama and Grandpapa, Tybalt! Our Nana and Grampy are planning a getaway weekend next month for their 53rd Anniversary!

The Meezers said...


DANA!!! PLAY??? PLAYPLAYLPLAY!! ::wiggle dance:: - Billy

JB's Big World said...

My mom does not know this movie. We like your review. Mom says it is funny, but the name of the movie reminds her of a cat she had when she was a kid, named Fuzz! She had not thought of him in a long time!

JB's Big World said...

Happy aniversary to your grandpawents!

Shadow / Molly said...

The mom LOVES this movie, she saidid it was WAY FUNNY! (She likes the British humour anyway.)

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Yeah this movie is hilarious!!!! The humans couldn't stop laughing.


Daisy said...

Happy Anniversary to your grama and grampa!

DEBRA said...

Happy happy anniversary to your Grandma and Grandpa! That is fabulous! Another great review..we had not heard of this movie we will have to keep an eye out for it.


MaoMao said...

Happy Annivershury to yur Gramma and Grampa! And that's a furry good review of Hot Fuzz. I thought that moovie was about Brainball in summer, hehehehe.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to your grandparents! :) And an excellent review, as always. The title of the movie made me giggle.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

The Furry Kids said...

Happy Anniversary to your grandma & grandpa!

We have never seen this movie. Mama's going to put it on netflix right now.

Lux said...

Sounds like a fun movie! Happy Anniversary wishes to your Grandmama and Grandpapa!

Isis said...

My family didn't like that movie. But sister's husband thought it was HILARIOUS.

goldenshade said...

The PM and MM love Brit comedies so they need to see this one.

Sweet Praline said...

Mom says she has never heard of this one, but may check it out through her Netflix.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I haven't seen that. It sounds like a great movie!

Belated Happy Anniversary wishes to your Grandmama and Grandpapa :-D