Who Called the Fuzz?

Hot Fuzz is the second instalment of Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy. It features an original Cornetto that’s supposed to represent the police force. Much like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz didn’t really interest me too much when I first saw the trailer. Buddy Cop movies are also something that I don’t see all that often. Though I did notice the similarities between the two movies. Little did I know the movies would end up being part of a trilogy. So I watched Hot Fuzz about five minutes after I just finished watching Shaun of the Dead. Hot Fuzz is my (very close) second favorite of the three. It’s definitely funny, but a bit more offensive. Simon Pegg plays Sergeant Nick Angel, a model police officer forced to transfer to an unusually quant village. Nick Frost plays Constable Danny Butterman, Nick’s over eager new partner. Hot Fuzz plays up all the familiar tropes of an action movie. With things like two gun shooting, jump kicks, and car chases. Its also got a bit of a twist. The main characters attend a pub mostly for recreational purposes. The violence is also present and a lot more shocking, because you don’t really expect it to be so bloody. On its own, Hot Fuzz is a clever self aware buddy cop action movie.

Nick (left) and Danny (right) fight crime

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