Yarp. Narp?

Last night we saw Hot Fuzz.

I actually wasn’t massively keen on Shaun of the Dead – it was funny, but just a little bit too weird, and I’ve never been a big horror fan so I probably didn’t get all of the movie references sprinkled through the film.

Hot Fuzz was different – I completely “got” the genre and the things they were sending up. Very British, very funny. The whole premise of a hot-shot urban cop being relegated to some sleepy backwater village was a nice set-up for some great observations on both the police service (not force, that implies aggression) and local village life in England. It was obviously well-researched – we loved the parts where the official police vocabulary was invoked, and the regional dialect was brilliantly done too. One or two gory bits, done in an amusing way. The last part of the film was just superb – without giving too much away, the shootouts were hilarious.

Trailers for Magicians and the next Simon Pegg film, Run, Fat Boy, Run. Looks like the next few months should be good for British comedies at the cinema.

And I just have to add – By the Power of Grayskull! (a cultural reference that was lost on my wife and sister-in-law, who laughed their heads off through much of the film, but must have missed so many of the cool bits)

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3 responses to “Yarp. Narp?

  1. I see the magicians is a parody on the ‘prestige’, as a magish it will be nice to see other magicians Anthony Owen, Ali Bongo and some others in a comedy…

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  2. I think Mitchell and Webb had a sketch of a similar kind in That Mitchell and Webb Look – two washed-up entertainers going off to be successful on their own. This did look quite fun. I think it is out in May, so it will only have Spider-Man 3 to contend with (!)

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  3. Only reservations I have about Run, Fatboy, Run are:
    1. Its directed by David Schwimmer
    2. Storyline appears crap!
    But with Simon Pegg in it, maybe he can make the movie!

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