Monday, 22 September 2014

Hot Fuzz Review (Updated)















Hot Fuzz


Release Date: 15th March 2007 - Australia


Production Companies
Universal Pictures
Working Title Films
StudioCanal (in association with)
Big Talk Productions (in
association with)

Distribution
Universal Pictures Australia


Genre: Action/Comedy

Rating: MA15+ (Not Suitable 
for Young Children)

Runtime: 116 minutes


Budget: $12,000,000

Box Office Gross: $80,573,774
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
When top London cop, PC 
Nicholas Angel is reassigned 
to the quiet town of Sandford, 
he struggles with his crime-
free world... and oafish partner 
Danny.

When several grisly accidents 
rock the village, it's not long 
before Danny's dreams of 
explosive, high-octane, car-
chasing, gun-fighting, all-out 
action become reality!


Cast
Simon Pegg - Nicholas Angel
Nick Frost - PC Danny Butterman
Jim Broadbent - Inspector
Frank Butterman
Timothy Dalton - Simon Skinner
Edward Woodward - Prof. Tom 
Weaver
Paddy Considine - Andy 
Wainwright 
Rafe Spall - Andy Cartwright 
Kevin Eldon - Tony Fisher
Olivia Colman - Doris Thatcher 
Karl Johnson - Bob Walker
Peter Wight - Roy Porter
Julia Deakin - Mary Porter
Billie Whitelaw - Joyce Cooper
Stuart Wilson - Dr. Robin Hatcher
Paul Freeman - Rev. Phillip 
Shooter
Rory McCann - Michael Armstrong
Kenneth Cranham - James Reaper
Maria Charles - Mrs. Reaper
Patricia Franklin - Annette Roper
Lorraine Hilton - Amanda Paver
Tim Barlow - Mr. Treacher 
Anne Reid - Leslie Tiller
Ben McKay - Peter Cocker
Adam Buxton - Tim Messenger 
David Threfall - Martin Blower
Lucy Punch - Eve Draper
David Bradley - Arthur Webley
Ron Cook - George Merchant
Stephen Merchant - Peter Ian Staker
Alice Lowe - Tina
Martin Freeman - Meg Sgt. 
Bill Nighy - Met Chief. Insp.
Kenneth
Steve Coogan - Met Insp. 
(Uncredited)
Peter Jackson - Thief Dressed 
as Santa (Cameo) (Uncredited)
Cate Blanchett - Janine (Cameo) (Uncredited)

Crew
Writer/Director - Edgar Wright
Writer - Simon Pegg
Producers - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
and Nira Park
Production Designer - Marcus Rowland
Costume Designer - Annie Hardinge 
Director of Photography - Jess Hall
Visual Effects Supervisor - Richard Briscoe
Film Editor - Chris Pickens
Music - David Arnold


Review
HOT FUZZ mixes themes of buddy cop films and action elements with comedy, the movie pushes the envelope to parody every action cliché known to action film lovers and fill it up with its witty and gag-steamed humour. Perhaps it is known as one of the three movies of the Cornetto trilogy which refers to a box set of the three British comedy hits each featuring the same duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It delivers a well-bloated combination of scriptwriting and action; some of the themes of the storyline are rather grim and dark. In addition to this, there was a frequent content of violence, gore and swearing, this movie is packed with many thrills and twists that compliment the plot.

Pegg and Frost have proven their worth as the two top professional players in their field of British satirical comedy, seeing how that this is their second time they've replenished the winning formula which worked well in their previous film. I greatly admired the two of them together since PAUL and they've already established themselves in fame since SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Alas, let us not forget the containment of British actors that were in the major supporting leads and cameos such as James Bond's Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Martin Freeman and Bill Nighy. 

I still have not watched SHAUN........ or THE WORLD'S END, but I am enthusiastic to watch these movies, I will be able to give my opinion of them. The movie has always been rich with elements of laughter and gun-blazing violence. To all you mature viewers over the age of 15, must be extremely cautioned that if you watch HOT FUZZ, it does contain violent themes and extreme coarse language.

Star rating: (10/10) Best Movie Ever


2 comments:

  1. Agreed, Hot Fuzz was an excellent and hilarious film! Everything in it just worked.

    -James

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    1. Indeed! you should wait and see for my review of PAUL to come out someday if it be as brilliant than HOT FUZZ.

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