'Hot Fuzz' delivers comedic punch British style

What was that movie I watched Tuesday evening? Oh yeah, it was "Hot Fuzz" and it was a riot.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

What was that movie I watched Tuesday evening?

Oh yeah, it was "Hot Fuzz" and it was a riot.

First, if you have ever seen "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz" was created by the same people.

The plot of "Hot Fuzz" revolves around this supercop Christopher Angel. He's the best officer London police has ever had. He's got a great arrest record and is really making the rest of the London force look bad, so his chief inspector transfers him to a small town in England.

This small village seems normal at first, but is anything but.

Village officials boast "there hasn't been a murder in Sandford in 20 years" and their whole goal is to win some "town of the year" award.

The reason they keep winning the award and there haven't been any reported murders is because the "Neighborhood Watch Alliance" is killing off anyone who doesn't go along with the committee vision.

I know this sounds gruesome and some of the scenes are brutal. But this is really a comedy and it obviously isn't for children. It seems I write that every week.

The movie is filled with witty British humor and good special effects. And how can you go wrong with a film starring Timothy Dalton? I can't remember the last movie he was in. Was it 1980's "Flash Gordon?"

If you don't have an open mind, don't bother watching "Hot Fuzz."

Speaking of having an open mind, the movie "Perfume" was out there.

This film revolves a young man who has one of the best senses of smell in the world. His life's mission is to make the perfect perfume.

How he goes about collecting samples for his perfume must be seen to be believed. I'll leave it at that. Also bizarre is the entire ending. This novel was supposedly "unfilmable." I know one thing, the ending is "unforgettable."

On a couple quick notes, "No. 23" starring Jim Carrey was awful. Carrey is good in certain types of roles. Not weird psycho mysteries.

I heard Van Halen announced an October date at the Quickens Loans Arean in Cleveland. David Lee Roth is back in the Van Halen lineup. The show is Oct. 10.

I'm not a fan of David Lee Roth's version of Van Halen at all and I know some people will think that's crazy. I'm not a huge fan of Sammy Hagar's Van Halen either. I just like the album, "5150."