Hot Fuzz (2007) is a British action comedy, part of the trilogy from Director Edgar Wright and follows Shaun of the Dead (2004) – each of the films in the trilogy are standalone pictures.

Hot Fuzz is about an extremely talented Police Officer Nicholas Angel (played by Simon Pegg) shunted away from London by his jealous superiors to a village called Sandford. The slow countryside village has been the winner of “Village of the year” for decades, is not the place for a Police Officer trained for handling high-stress action scenarios. Nicholas tries to settle in, with the help of his fellow Police Officer in the beat Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), unfortunately, a string of murders happen in the village, all of them get labelled by the Inspector and rest of the team. How Nicholas and Danny solve the murder mystery is the story.

As a story, it is an ordinary one, it blossoms as an entertainer due to a great screenplay and acting. Once again Edgar Wright has proven he can find comedy in the most tragic circumstances –  it may not be for everyone’s taste, but if you like Dark Comedy you will like this too.

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost in Hot Fuzz

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