Brought to you by the same blokes who gave you Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz is the same brand of humor, though it parodies a different genre.
Hot Fuzz is about a workaholic London police officer who makes his department look so bad because they can’t keep up with his arrests that they send him off to a quaint little village where, supposedly, nothing ever happens.
Well, as you probably figured, there is more to this village than there seems and when gruesome murders occur, our hero won’t rest until he gets to the bottom of it.
Hot Fuzz, like Shaun of the Dead, is considered a comedy, but there are very few “laugh out loud” moments. You’ll find yourself more amused than anything, and I don’t mean that to sound like it’s a bad thing. And, just as Shaun of the Dead parodied the zombie movie, Hot Fuzz parodies all the super-cop buddy movies. I think if you liked Shaun of the Dead, you’ll probably enjoy Hot Fuzz, though the novelty has worn off with their latest offering. If you didn’t like Shaun of the Dead, I doubt if you’ll sit through Hot Fuzz and its two-hour running time.
Oh, one more thing. I am ecstatic to report that Hot Fuzz has Timothy Dalton as part of its cast, and it’s the first time I’ve ever enjoyed watching him in a movie. He’s hilarious (but not in a “laugh out loud” sort of way).