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Review: Hot Fuzz and Vindictus

March 25, 2011

Y’know, for all the things that Telltale Games can do capably, where they really fall short is actually TELLING PEOPLE WHEN THEIR SHIT IS COMING OUT. I am willing to lay my reputation on the line by saying that Episode III has been finished for a month or more, and Telltale is just incredibly shitty about publicizing release dates. Anyway, enough bitching about this. Let’s get to the actual reason you’re here. Here’s Hot Fuzz and Vindictus.

Completely honest, when I heard that Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost were coming together for a send-up/homage of police actions, my response was lukewarm at best. Sure, I loved Shaun of the Dead, but that’s a genre that I like. I am a big fan of most zombie movies, and even that got too far into drama territory for my liking. Plus, I wasn’t really a fan of the sort of cop movies that this was supposed to be like (until fairly recently), so I really didn’t see anything in this movie for me. And then, one weekend when there was absolutely nothing else on, I watched it on Comedy Central. Holy fucking shit. I was completely wrong about this film. When you can take two lines of dialogue about an escaped goose, change one word to apply it to murder, and make it relevant to the plot, you’re doing it fucking right.

I’m going to keep the plot synopsis kind of short, because there is just so much more that I want to say about this movie. Simon Pegg plays PC Nicholas Angel, the best PC in London. So much so that his superiors (Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy) decide to promote him to Sergeant and send him to a small town in the country because he makes them look bad. On his first night, he arrests his partner-to-be Danny Butterman, played by Nick Frost.

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