As the end of the year approaches, things start to get a little insane. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just kick off your shoes, pop a big bowl of popcorn and watch a movie. We did this just a few days ago and had a surprisingly good time. And if the movie has cops, murder and small English villages, well all the better!
Not all murder must be read. I am an incorrigible fan of all those crime shows – CSI in all its variations, Law & Order in all its variations, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Canada’s Worst Driver (which might not be a cop show, but really it’s murder waiting to happen!). So when a friend brought Hot Fuzz over to watch after dinner, I thought it had potential.
Nicholas Angel is one of most accomplished constables the Metropolitan Police Force has in London. His arrest record shows more than 400 collars in one year. His performance has earned him promotion to Sergeant. However, since his arrest record is making the rest of the force look bad, his promotion is accompanied by a transfer to the model village of Sandford – the safest village in England. Needless to say, things are not as they appear in Sandford. It doesn’t take long for Sergeant Angel to find himself up to his armpits in intrigue, land deals and subterfuge.
I will not say any more so as not to spoil any of the plot. But I will say that if you are looking for a good laugh with a touch of murder as we move into the holiday season (one has to keep one’s spirits up somehow!), be sure to start with Hot Fuzz.