I know I promised a review of Hot Fuzz, but I simply haven’t had the time or the energy to do it. To be quite honest, I am literally at a loss for words when it comes to this film, so in lieu of an actual review I’m just going to say that it’s absolutely brilliant and laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost carry over everything that made Shaun of the Dead so cool, adding a dead-on parody of ridiculously over-the-top American buddy cop movies, complete with obnoxious crash edits, thunderous sound effects accompanying mundane activities (like opening a door), and gratuitous dramatic camera pans around the male leads.
There’s also plenty of outlandish gore, memorable characters (the two douchebag detectives known as “The Andys”, and Timothy Dalton’s sleazy grocery store mogul come to mind), and hilarious banter between Frost and Pegg. Yes, this mini review sucks ass, but trust me…just go see the freakin’ thing already. It’s awesome.
Speaking of awesome, the guys over at Aintitcool have posted a sweet gallery of Pirates of the Carribean 3 character designs by ILM artists Aaron McBride and Crash McCreary. Even if you aren’t a fan of the series, you have to be impressed by this incredible artwork. Simply stunning.