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The second instalment of the 'Cornetto Trilogy' doesn't disappoint. 'Hot Fuzz' is by far one of the most intelligently hilarious films I have ever seen. I can't put it any more simple than that. The only direct link this has with 'Shaun of the Dead' is the repetition of some actors and magnificent writing. "Which one do you think I'll prefer?" I can't compliment this film enough, and it's always a tough one of which I prefer. I must admit, both break my top five comedies of all time, I think they are so clever and well put together. The thing this film does so well is playing on the suspense of a reimagined police thriller, borderline a whodunnit film. Although not tradition (but when are Simon Pegg and Nick Frost traditional?) I just can't find fault. In fact, I can; the film should never end. No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to laugh at the same jokes, gags and interactions. Honestly, I always struggle the most to find words to write about my favourite films because they're my favourites for a reason. I absolutely love them and this is of no exception. 'Hot Fuzz' is one of my all-time favourites and it certainly is a film I will never get bored of. I hope this gets studied in the future because it is a work of art. In fact, it's a masterpiece.
I know for sure that this trilogy will be in the history books for years to come, but most importantly the cultural significance of these first two films for so many. They are both films that get brought up casually in the movie conversation, with references built upon references and they certainly cannot be hated. 'Hot Fuzz' has stood the test of time and I completely get why. It is, as they say, a classic and if you haven't seen it yet then you should. Just absolute perfection.
Duration: 2h 1 mins
Released: 16 February 2007 (UK).
My Rating: 8.6/ 10.