Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hot Fuzz


Last night my wife and I watched Hot Fuzz on video. We had seen this in theatres earlier in the summer but loved it so much we had to see it again. I think I'm about ready to claim Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright as my favorite comedy duo of the '00's strictly because of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz alone. Back to HF, I'm already a sucker for Point Break, Lethal Weapon, Alien Nation, and just about any other buddy cop movie out there. Well, almost any buddy-cop movie. I'm sure there are a few that might be buddy cop "turds".

The reason Hot Fuzz is so good is because its able to do 3 things well

1.) Make an action packed buddy cop movie

2.) Spoof a buddy cop movie

3.) Make a very funny movie

Shaun of the dead was able to do the same thing. Yes it was a spoof, but it was also action packed, a little scary, and sad. So, go home rent the movie, watch the movie and give it some thought. Another good thing about this movie is the soundtrack (Nice Segue). One of the first songs I heard reminded me of an old favorite from high school, Jon Spencer. It had been a while since I'd listened to them. The Eels and the Kinks are also featured.

I dont own the song from the movie so i couldnt post, but I have posted two songs from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion '94 album, Orange. I never have seen this group live but it seems like it would be out of control.

Give these songs a listen, you will either love it or hate it.

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Ditch mp3

Full Grown mp3

3 comments:

Shane said...

1 Million percent agree with the Bear on this one, and I havent even seen Hot Fuzz yet. Shaun of the dead may be the best comedy film ever made.

i emphasize what gar bear said about the film. the acting, writing, and directing were amazing at every point of the movie.

because they make the sad parts actually sad and the action parts very tense, the funny parts of the film are that much funnier. you literally tear up when he has to shoot his "mum"

go rent this film, and dont get bit.

Piper said...

What I thought was interesting about Hot Fuzz was that it was really a horror movie. A sleepy town where people are killing people.

I liked this, but not as much as Shaun Of the Dead. It went a bit longer than it should. But it still remains in 5% of movies made last year that don't suck.

Garrett said...

So glad yo stopped by Piper.
Yes, I agree it did run a bit long but its forgivable