Movie Tip — Hot Fuzz

After the downbeat — though ultimately hopeful — The Children of Men, I had planned to cleanse my palette with Cold Comfort Farm.  However, I ran out of time on the flight to Shanghai, so it was up to a British action comedy — Hot Fuzz — to do the trick.

Which it did quite nicely.  The film reunites Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of Shawn of the Dead fame — already a good start — and surrounds them with a killer cast of Jim Broadbent, a smarmy-as-can-be Timothy Dalton, Edward Woodward, and Paddy Considine.

Plenty of laughs and solid scenery chewing, though at nearly two hours the poor plot was stretched a bit thin.  More ups than downs as they say.  Zombies would have helped, of course.

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