Being an avid Simon Pegg and Nick Frost fan, Hot Fuzz didn't disappoint. It had everything I was expecting from them, and more. With the usual suspects line-up of actors (Pegg, Frost, Nighy), Hot Fuzz jumps right out at you and pees all over your living room carpet (metaphorically, of course!).
Right from the beginning, you're trust into the world of Simon's character, with the usual soft-blown comedy scripted jokes (rather than the slapstick), and cool acting.
The action doesn't pick up until Angel gets relocated to the country. After a few unsolved crimes that are convenient 'accidents' is when the action really starts. Don't let the thought of half the film having no action because the witty one-liners and enitre conversations that Frost and Pegg have are something to remember.
Like Shaun Of The Dead, the film is heavily reliant on the acting skills and scripting in order to make it work. Like Shaun Of The Dead, they're spot on. As well as hilarious jokes, you'll notice a few little crafty homages to both Spaced and Shaun Of The Dead (Cornetto? Never taken a shortcut before? Jog on...) which will have you in fits of laughter.
The comedy is nothing I have ever seen before in a film other than Shaun Of The Dead and Spaced, due to the sheer fact that Pegg and Frost are comic genius'.
An appearance from Bill Bailey makes things all the more interesting, as well as the intense gore that they've integrated into the film. Though Shaun was gory? You need to watch this film.
Hot Fuzz is an instant classic, and an excellent addition to the Pegg and Frost saga of intense films. Most certainly something to be on your wish list. Admittedly, not something for the faint of heart, because the film is incredibly graphic, but there's a little bit in there for everyone willing to pee themselves laughing.
Now, kindly 'jog on'.