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 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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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…
Probably the film with the biggest re-watchibility factor ever. I literally cannot get sick of this film. However much I may try, I still love it. It's also probably the best collection of one-liners ever too:
-"You're a doctor; deal with it!"
-"What's the matter, Danny? Never taken a shortcut before?"
-"Is it true that there's a point on a man's head where if you shoot it, it will blow up?"
-"Bring the noise!"
-"PUNCH! THAT! SHIT!"
-"He's not Judge Judy and executioner!"
-"We'll put a call in to Aaron A. Aaronson, shall we?"
-"By the power of Greyskull!"
-"I've had my top off on that sign before. Nyha-ha-ha!"
-"Oh, f**k off, grasshopper."
i caught this one on tv and was bored enough to keep watching and i dont regret it
Never have I laughed so hard at action scenes. Hot Fuzz, the follow-up to Shaun of the Dead, is a fantastically funny, terrifically exciting, and wickedly engaging film that marks the highpoint of the Cornetto Trilogy.
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost are firing on all cylinders. Every aspect of Hot Fuzz exceeds Shaun of the Dead. The movie is probably the funniest action movie I have ever seen. It's so smart! Even when the movie is being entirely stupid, it's still smart, precisely because it's being stupid. The action scenes are preposterously graphic. But it all works together perfectly! Gosh, I would watch this movie again in a heartbeat.
Hot Fuzz represents everything I could ever want out…
Brilliant. That's all i can say.
"Hot Fuzz", "Arma fatal" en España, o "La pistola de Chèjov, la película" ha resultado ser el sabor que más he disfrutado de la trilogía del Cornetto, aunque influye mucho mi afinidad hacia el género que parodia. Edgar Wright nos brinda otra comedia maravillosa por el mero hecho de celebrar el humor visual en este mundo dónde parece que todos los chistes tienen que pasar por los diálogos y a la vez referenciar directamente a un par de películas del género, pero más como otra pistola de Chèjov (para introducir luego ese plano Michael Bay o esa forma de chafarme Point Break con saña) que por meter referencias al tuntún.
No por ello está libre de problemas... como que la…
Re-visiting HOT FUZZ and just shocked at the excellent execution of this film. It's not an emotional affair, but the pure cleverness behind this film as both a satire and tribute to action/slasher films and also a sharp commentary on the deception of domesticity and the consequence of conformity. Wright's style is even more lucrative here than in SHAUN OF THE DEAD, though the character's may not be as richer and denser. However, HOT FUZZ succeeds on a purely cinematic level; exhibiting great stylistic kineticism that pulls off the tricky task of saying something worthwhile while also being undeniably entertaining.
Kinda slow at the beginning? But who cares? Because it's awesome?
I have found that this film and At World's End suffer from the same problem, they're undone by a set-piece at the end which is excruciatingly long, and seems a lot more fun to film than watch. A film can undo a lot of good will by making its conclusion overlong and Hot Fuzz does exactly this.
The film starts great and Pegg's performance is fantastic. You really believe him as an officer that feels that he is morally obligated to cite and punish everyone, no matter how small the offense and his reasoning is noble and interesting about the law upholding community standards and protecting people and being just. Pegg, Wright and Frost scrutinize British suburbia, aka villages where…
For Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's follow up to their 2004 cult classic Shaun of the Dead, one could probably just say exactly the same things as they did about its predecessor. All the things that made Shaun of the Dead special are back and better than ever in this ingenious second installment of the thus-far-brilliant Cornetto Trilogy.
There are differences of course. Namely in the plot. The plot is hugely witty. Simon Pegg plays Nick Angel, who's probably exactly the opposite of Shaun. Whereas Shaun isn't the most successful, Nick Angel is amazing at what he does. He's a policeman in London and loves it with all his heart. He's so good in fact that he has…
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1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
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