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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2007, 08:16:58 AM »

I saw Hot Fuzz this weekend.  I thought it was good but not nearly as good as Shaun of the Dead.

Now, I don't know if this is because I'm more of a horror movie fan than a action movie fan.  I guess I like Simon Pegg playing a sad sack than an annoyed kick-ass cop.  Shaun of the Dead had my friends and I rolling in the isles.  I went with the same group and we laughed but not nearly as frequently or as hard.

Hot Fuzz is a fun little movie and I enjoyed it but I thought that Shaun was funnier and more inspired.

P.S.-  It was a treat to see Timothy Dalton having fun on the screen.

These are my thoughts exactly.  I love action films but I'm more of a horror fan than anything, and Shaun Of The Dead was a fantastic film for me.  As OldSkool said, Pegg works better as the loser.  After watching Spaced and Shaun Of The Dead numerous times, it was hard for me to make the transition with Pegg into a no-nonsense, by the books, ass kicking cop.  I think the reason behind that is that I saw a lot of myself in Tim (Spaced) and Shaun.

Despite that though, it wasn't a total failure.  Some of the action was fun, and some of the jokes worked.  It just seemed to be more subdued than what I expected given Pegg/Frost/Wright's previous works together.

But as I said before, I did see the film under less than satisfactory conditions.  I'm hoping I'll like it more when I get a better copy on DVD.

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2007, 04:54:15 PM »

I was a little disapointed. It was very slow in the beginning and i diddn't get alot of the jokes early on. When the murders began it got better by the ending it was great. Not as good a Shaun of the Dead though. I'd have to see it again to see if i would buy it

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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2007, 05:15:15 PM »

*** out of ****.

The 1st and 3rd acts were great but the middle could have used some severe tightening up.

Simon Pegg was mis-cast though he did a good job.  Nick Frost wasn't given much to do.

While I wasn't expecting it to be as great as Shaun of the Dead was, I still liked it even though it's got some pretty apparent problems. 
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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2007, 03:15:45 PM »

I really disliked Shaun of the Dead, so Im not expecting a whole lot from this one. Maybe ill wait for a friend to buy it and watch it with them.

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