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" 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!
Happy Anniversary, Grandmama and Grandpapa!