Sandford PD and Murder!
Sandford PD, what am I on about? Hot Fuzz of course! To continue the Cornetto trilogy this post is all about the most relatable film I have ever seen (in some ways). My hometown isn’t too far from where this film was shot and so I know all too well the trials and tribulations of living in a small town.
Hot Fuzz follows the main character Police Officer Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) who gets reassigned from London to Sandford in Gloucestershire. Here he meets a new team of officers who clearly are not up to par in his mind. Soon people start dying and disappearing off the streets of Sandford and Nicholas Angel declares murder! This is a brilliant who-dunnit movie with a lot of twists and turns that will really keep you hooked (if the comedy doesn’t already do it for you!).
I didn’t expect to enjoy this movie as much as I did. I didn’t know too much about this movie so when I watched the trailer and saw it was a crime-murder-thriller with a lot of jokes I was very intrigued. Now, in my opinion, this is my favourite from the Cornetto trilogy. They captured what it’s like to live in a small town perfectly and each of the characters were easy to relate to (especially the one who has a really thick ‘farmer’s’ accent!) and had their own quirks and interesting personalities.
The storyline is not easy to work out and even I was surprised to find out who the murderer was. Watching it many more times it does become easier as there are hints and clues along the way but you only really see these because you already know who it is from rewatching. The jokes are brilliant of course and they also bring back funny moments you have seen in Shaun of the Dead into this movie. I also thought Nick Frost’s west country accent was hilariously perfect.
You have to see this movie as it is a classic. Really watch this movie especially if you’re into comedies and crime dramas as the two meshed together is a winning duo. Everything about it is perfect and it really draws you in, so much so that you never want it to end or stop watching! I’m getting urges to watch this film just from writing this review!
Have you seen Hot Fuzz?
Until next time.