When we lived in England several of our friends became police officers, one in the Surrey Police and another in the London Metropolitian Police. . . . . .
Last week Colin and I decided to go out to a film and see HOT FUZZ, staring Simon Peg and Nick Frost.
Nicholas Angel is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel’s superiors send him to a place where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing – the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. Once there, he is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman. The son of amiable Police Chief Frank Butterman, Danny is a huge action movie fan and believes his new big-city partner might just be a real-life “bad boy,” and his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases he so longs for. Angel is quick to dismiss this as childish fantasy and Danny’s puppy-like enthusiasm only adds to Angel’s growing frustration. However, as a series of grisly accidents rocks the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems and as the intrigue deepens, Danny’s dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gunfighting, all-out action seem more and more like a reality. It’s time for these small-town cops to break out some big-city justice
This was such an enjoyable and funny movie. Its been such a long time since I’ve been to a film and whole heartedly LAUGHED my arse off for the entire film.
“Two Thumbs Up” “5 Stars” from me!
Colin and I went to the Coliseum in Kirkland, there are 13 screens or something, so needless to say the theatre was fairly small.
Being a British comedy, we knew not to expect the theatre to be packed. There was us and maybe 3 other couples (all teens, who sat behind us, so perhaps they wanted to spend $13.00 each to sit in the back of a theatre and make out. I hope thats not what they were doing, it wasn’t cheap night you know. Did I just age myself with that comment?)
There are several factors why HOT FUZZ was hilarious for Colin and I, they include.
- Knowing someone in the Met Police, who is just like Sergeant Nicholas Angel.
- Watching, rewatching and watching again the Television show “SPACED” on DVD.
- Living in England.
- Learning to appreciate and enjoy British comedy.
Hot Fuzz stars Simon Peg and Nick Frost who are true professionals of modern British comedy. Of course their first well known pairing is the comedy television show “SPACED” (if you have not seen Spaced I highly reccomend it). The pair also starred, (along side most of their Spaced co-stars) in SHAWN OF THE DEAD
The All-Star cast include
|Sergeant Nicholas Angel|
A great film, if you aren’t into British Comedy – this might be just the kick you need . . . .