Sunday night, we watched Hot Fuzz, a 2007 British action comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Simon Pegg plays Nicholas Angel, an overzealous British police officer (constable?) who is so good at his London job that his dept transfers him (out of jealousy) to the sleepy town of Sandford in the countryside. However, the town begins to experience many fatal accidents, and Angel investigates with his not-so-helpful partner, played by Nick Frost.
What attracted me to this film was Pegg and Freeman, a comedic duo who I first saw in Shaun of the Dead (a 2004 action. I didn’t see all of Shaun of the Dead, nor do I like zombie movies, but these two guys were utterly brilliant. If they can make me enjoy a zombie movie, I can watch them in anything. This film runs about two hours, and I did find it entertaining. However, I think it ran 20 minutes too long. Definitely a good rental.