1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…
Big cops. Small town. Moderate violence.
Top London cop PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. Paired with simple country cop Danny, everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. It is addressed as an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead.
I've seen Shaun of the Dead countless times.
This is the fourth time I've seen Hot Fuzz and not only am I ready to call this better than Shaun, I'm tempted to call it my favorite comedy of all time.
If you like your job, you usually do it well.
If you love your job, you usually do it exceptionally well.
If you are passionate about your job and live, breathe, sleep, eat and drink it and ooze it out of every pore of your body you get this.
Possibly the best homage to the action genre ever made.
Creo que no hay género en el que sea más difícil ganarse el respeto del "respetable" que la comedia, cuyos resortes sólo han dominado excepcionales individuos de inteligencia superior. Por eso, cuando veo las filigranas que Edgar Wright ha sido capaz de ejecutar en su filmografía y, concretamente, en esta portentosa película, me quedo pasmado y hasta dejo de reírme para dejar paso al puro embeleso.
No sé si hay algún profesional del cine actualmente en activo capaz de construir personajes memorables a esta velocidad y con esta precisión; de dominar la progresión de tramas casi caleidoscópicas por tanta referencia y tanto elemento que integran, o de colarnos subtextos que nos dejan bien nutridos y satisfechos.
Para acabar, diré que…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“Have you ever fired two guns whilst jumping through the air?”
In film, as in life, the key ingredient is love.
Love has driven Sgt. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) to the top of every one of his classes. He adores policing—the rules, the paperwork, the enforced behavioral regimentation. True, he’s a wet blanket who alienates his girlfriend and makes his co-workers look comparatively slack, but it’s not born of malice. He just loves his job more than anything in the world. If that love sends him from bustling, crime-infested London to sleepy Sandford, so be it.
Love, albeit of a different kind, has also brought PC Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) where he is today. He loves a good Cornetto from…
Ever fired your gun in the air and yelled, "Aaaaaaah?"
Calling Hot Fuzz a spoof would be a mistake. Possibly a satire, but most definitely an homage to action films just like Shaun of the Dead was to horror films. It might poke fun at some action film clichés, but it never looks down on them. Just like Nick Frost's character, Danny Butterman, it holds action films in high regard, even the extremely cheesy ones.
The cast is ridiculously stacked with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost proving that their comedic genius as a duo in Shaun of the Dead was no accident. The film starts off with Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy and Steve Coogan in hilarious bit parts…
Well you, you should be ashamed.
Hot Fuzz is one of those films that I've inexplicably put off seeing for ages and I blame ITV4. Their endless showings of Shaun Of The Dead, which I do like, not only have had made me not want to see that film for a long time but it seems to have had a knock-on effect on the other Edgar Wright / Simon Pegg / Nick Frost collaborations.
It was pleasing to see that Hot Fuzz didn't fall into the one major error that Shaun Of The Dead did and that was by opting not to go all serious faced in its latter stages. I always…
Brilliant and funny as hell. Unbelievably clever. Great music. Great cast. Perfect.
I'd like to appoint Hot Fuzz a modern comedy classic, in case it hasn't been already. Perfect amount of realism, and absurdity.
Forget it, Nicholas. It's Sandford.
This is currently running on Netflix so I put it on to have something going in the background and I found myself engrossed in watching it all over again.
I first saw this while visiting Los Angeles. I saw it with some friends and after the screening Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost showed up to do a Q&A. For a guy who was living in suburban Chicago at the time this kind of blew my mind.
After the screening we got to go to a party in the Hollywood Hills and Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright showed up. Mind blown twice.
Anyway, the movie is brilliant and I only wish I had gotten up the courage at the time to tell Edgar Wright to his face how awesome I thought it was.
The script might be perfect?
i haven't had this much fun in a while. made with loving detail and economic execution; no matter how ridiculous it got, never indulgent. every scene pays off, every moment well-earned. editing / dialogue / plot / visuals / homages, every beat & tick unwinding together to make for an exceptionally enjoyable time.
you have a mustache.
There are so many small jokes in this movie but my favorite is that the country cops pronounce London as if it's the first time they've ever heard the name.
A joke packed movie that warrants revisiting. I think I enjoyed it more on this second watch than I did when I first saw it in the theatre. Pegg and Frost play off each other so well and you really feel like you're witnessing true friends riff. And director Wright has packed the movie with a lot of layered jokes that reveal themselves on subsequent viewing. I said it back then and I'll repeat it now: this is homage and not parody. These guys love overwrought action films and silly Hollywood buddy comedy excess. Me too! Crashing that genre into a mixture of dry British wit and horror movie shouldn't work, but it does. Fun flick.
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
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