My Thoughts on Hot Fuzz

Two years ago saw the release of the very funny horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead.

Now the same team is back for Hot Fuzz, which is a satire on police films.

I should say first that I loved Shaun of the Dead. In fact, I consider it one of my favourite films. However, I have to say that Hot Fuzz seems to be a step down.

I just didn’t find it as “laugh out loud” funny as the previous film. Personally, I think the reason is that Hot Fuzz has a much more complex story and I think quite a few of the jokes just got lost.

That said, I still really enjoyed the film. I especially like the climax, which used every action film cliché in the book.

It may not be as funny as Shaun of the Dead, but I think this film was still a good time.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).