My favorite movie is Hot Fuzz, the second film in director Edgard Wright‘s Cornetto Trilogy.
The movies in the Cornetto Trilogy are not linked by plot, but rather by vision. To simplify it greatly; they are all comedy send-offs of other movie genres, and they all star Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (along with lots of actors in smaller roles making reappearances in many of the films.) They also have a lovely Britishness to them, simply by being British.
Hot Fuzz is a send-off of Hollywood action-movies in particular while at the same time being a legitimately great murder mystery, a Big Fish/Small Pond story and a heartwarming tale of the platonic love between a stuck up cop who “can’t switch of” and his good-hearted naive partner. And so much more!
This movie is so packed with stuff, that I notice new things ever time I watch it. The most recent time I watched it I finally realised that Bill Bailey plays two different cops with different attitudes, while I previously thought one of those cops had to be a different actor who just looks similar (he is that good in this).
The movie is also extremely quotable. “Lock me up, I’m a slasher!…….OF PRICES!!!”
I don’t want to ruin the movie for anyone, so I will leave it at that. But please let me know if I convinced you to watch it, that would make my day.
What is your favorite movie, and why?