Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Favorite Movie Tuesday

This weeks' movie pick is

Rusty & I went to see Hot Fuzz in theaters when it first premiered in 2007. Ever since Rusty introduced me to the greatness known as Shaun of the Dead I've had a crush on these two funny men. They are hilarious together!

Hot Fuzz has everything from comedy to action, in a English "funny" sort of way that is. Simon Pegg stars in the movie as super cop Nicholas Angel. PC Nicholas Angel is good...too good. And in order to stop the rest of his police team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. Once in Sandford Nicholas is paired with Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), who constantly questions him on the action lifestyle he lived in London. Everything seems quiet for Nicholas, until two actors are found decapitated. The incident is address as an accident by the Police Chief, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people are starting to turn up dead. Angel & Danny soon become friends & begin to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "accidents".

Dont the let the serious tone of that description fool you, this movie is full of laughs. I recommend this movie if you've previously watched & enjoyed Shaun of the Dead, Little Miss Sunshine & Dan In Real Life. My favorite part of the movie is the standoff with Nichols, Danny & the towns people. The part that always makes me laugh is when Nicholas punches the old lady on the farm because she's gonna shoot him...this lady's like 90 years old but she can take a punch, lol. Oh & of course I love all the parts where Danny asks Nicholas "have you ever jumped through the air whilst firing two guns before?" Hilarious I tell you...hi-lar-i-ous!

Movie Trailer:

Movie Trivia:

  • Simon Pegg had weapons training in preparation for his role as Nick Angel, and also learned how to skid a bicycle properly along the way.
  • Lead character "Nicholas Angel" was named in homage to Nick Angel who worked as music supervisor for this film as well as Shaun of the Dead (2004).
  • Throughout the film, Sergeant Angel uses a Vauxhall Astra Diesel and a Subaru Impreza WRX. The Subaru's markings are "HF" obviously referring to the film title.
  • Simon Pegg lost over two stone (28 pounds, 13-ish kg) in preparing for the role of Nicholas Angel.
  • The names of the townspeople of Sandford are almost all words for occupations or activities: Cooper, Porter, Turner, Shooter, Prosser, Hatcher, Paver, Butcher, Skinner, Fisher, Walker, Thatcher, Weaver, Roper, Tiller, Reaper, Messenger, Staker, Treacher, Cocker, Blower, Draper, Merchant.
  • Nick Frost got so attached to his Winchester shotgun during filming he named it "Emma".
  • Pegg and Wright interviewed many real police officers while doing research for the film. Many lines in the film such as "I prefer to think my office is out on the street" came directly from those interviews. The stylized scenes of Nick doing paperwork were inspired by the officers noting that paperwork is a huge part of the job but it is never depicted in cop shows and films. The visual style was inspired by Tony Scott's films.
  • Jim Broadbent was a big fan of Pegg and Wright's Shaun of the Dead (2004) and asked them for a role in their next film. They wrote the part of Inspector Butterman for him.
  • The line, "the greater good," is never said just once: every time a character says it, at least one other character repeats it.


  1. love this movie. I really love british comedy.

  2. My mom and I saw Shaun of the Dead a few years ago, and thought it was hilarious. I don't even think I've ever heard of this one, but if I ever see it on TV I'll have to give it a watch. :)

  3. I LOVE those guys and their fantastic movies!! Shaun of the Dead beats Hot Fuzz in my book, but not by much and mostly because of the zed words. Have you seen "Run, Fatboy, Run"? Not quite as funny as the other two, but still worth watching :)


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