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Hot Fuzz

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Nicholas Angel is an exceptional Policema... ... Police Officer.
He's so successful that his collegues in London are embarrassed by his success and his Superiors ship him off to a quiet little, crime free town called Sandford in the middle of nowhere, much to Nicholas' chagrin.

Within minutes of arriving in Sandford however, he arrests most of the youth population and near closes the local pub too.
Basically making a name for himself immediately.

When something ominous appears in the shadows of Sandford's alleyways, Nicholas, long with his new Police Officer Partner Danny Butterman, start making waves by accusing everyone on Sandford of wrong-doings.

Is Nicholas' inability to "turn off" causing him to go mad?
Or is Sandford, the crime free Model Town, really just a cover for something more sinister?

Another awesome, awesome awesome (yep, an extra awesome) turn of events from the team behind Shaun Of The Dead.
This time round, the overall aura of the film is a touch more serious but the humour and dialogue writing is just as good, just as real and surreal in places and, if not a little bit better than the predecessor.

It contains the same hints of small scale storytelling with a hint of larger things going on in the background as Shaun had, but in a sleepy town setting rather than inside a pub.
The main thing with Fuzz though is that there's a much better written character arcs on all levels. Pretty much all of the main cast are given room to grow with their respective roles, and Pegg and Frost are given much more fleshed out characters too, who then develope along the running time as well.
The dialogue has also been tweeked, along with some bad language anad some extremely funny one-liners mixed into the occasional talky and more quieter scene between new-cop-buddies Angel and Butterman.

With all that mixed with the acting chemistry that was seen in Shaun, this film is a definite must see.

Which brings me to the acting.
Pegg and Frost, well, where to begin. They seem to have had much more riegn with this one. A large chunk of their scenes were also ad libbed (albeit in-keeping with the script) along the running time to and it makes the whole thing much funnier.

Back up this time round comes from heavyweight Bill Nighy (again), Martin Freeman (again), Rafe Spall (again)... but with additions from Paddy Considine, Olivia Coleman, Bill Bailey, Bill Bailey again, and more heavyweights in the forms of Edward Woodward, Steve Coogan, Cate Blanchett, Joe Cornish, Jim Broadbent and Timothy Dalton.

Everyone on board also seems to be enjoying themselves immensly too. The overall atmosphere is tip top.

What's special about Fuzz compared to the first film, is that it's much more high octane in terms of action and effects.

There's the usual surrealsim in terms of some of the scenes like Shaun did, but the action overall is much more explosive, much faster, much more exciting and still has elements of blood and gore and bad language to it too.
With Pegg's character Angel being a Supercop, imagin Shaun Of The Dead but with, well, a Supercop in the thick of the action.

They're also managed to incorporate some homages to other movies amongst the chases and gunfights too. Top stuff!


All in all, louder, prouder, funnier and much better written. The chemistry on screen is top notch and the action and effects improved 100%.
It's also much more likeable with the fact that there's more characters to get behind and laugh out loud with.
It's also a rare thing, although it's not a direct sequel, it still outweighs the first film.

My rating: 98%