I thought I'd kickstart my reviews with a personal favourite of mine, Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz.
Sargent Nicolas Angel (Simon Pegg), top officer in the London police force, lover of keeping the streets clean with his cut throat attitude towards common crime. But when he is forced to relocate to the quiet village of Sanford his days of extreme policing appear to be over. Soon a series of grisly deaths begin to take place in the seemingly peaceful rural haven. With the assistance of foul mouth officer Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), he sets out to find the cause to the supposedly accidental deaths, and what he finds is more horrific and gruesome than he could ever have imagined, making him return to the hard hitting police lifestyle he so longed to return to.
First off the acting in the film is overall superb. Nick Frost and Simon Pegg returning in their second feature film together just makes Hot Fuzz what it is: fantastic. Frost adds the childish comedy which Pegg wouldn't be able to bring to the film on his own. Not knocking Pegg, once again he keeps up to the high standards he set for himself since appearing in Spaced eight years before hand. Another pair of actors who add a large amount of gut wrenching giggles are Paddy Considline and Rafe Spall (the Andy's). With subtle one liners and comebacks, they just create more and more reasons to love this film.
The way that Hot Fuzz is filmed is groundbreaking for British film and signature to Edgar Wright's productions. Rapidly changing from scene to scene keeps the watcher engaged in the fast paced dynamic of the film, whilst also fitting in a huge amount of detail to stop confusion taking place whilst watching the film.
The plot is so well thought up and the film is so well made, making it a huge shame that it didn't receive more worldwide publicity. But despite this it will go down in history as a modern day cult classic.
George's score: 9/10
Sophie's score: 8/10
Eve's score: 9/10
(every review I post will not only have my overall score out of 10, but also scores of friends and family who watch the film with me)
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