By the power of Grayskull!
Scrolling through HBO On Demand this morning, I decided to watch “Hot Fuzz,” dubbed in the synopsis as an “action spoof.” I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect…I didn’t really want a “Scary Movie” type of film, but there wasn’t much else to choose from. I’m glad I hit that play button, because this is one of the best comedy/action movies I’ve seen in a long time.
In brief, there is a hot shot London cop who is making his colleagues look bad, so the police force…sorry, police service…promotes him to sergeant and sends him out to the country. There, he encounters a number of suspicious “accidents” which turn out to be murders. His partner, the dim-witted son of the chief, helps him bring the bad guys (which includes his father) to justice through a series of high-action events in the style of “Bad Boys II” and “Point Break,” two movies which are referenced through “Hot Fuzz.”
OK, so I’m really bad at making this movie sound good. But it is. There is a ton of dry British humor throughout, which makes the movie all that much better. I had never heard of any of the actors, but it was created by the same guys that made “Shaun of the Dead.” Maybe that will be enough reason for you to check out “Hot Fuzz” the next time you have a free night.