Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hot Fuzz Teaser Trailers

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: while a minor segment of American "comedy" is outstanding- (The early Jim Abrahams & Zucker brothers collaborative movies - more recently, anything with Ben Stiller and some of the works featuring Will Farrell) it falls mostly however on the shoulders of Great Britain to produce the best laughs in western civilisation. Since the days of Monty Python, British comedy has grown and moved with the times we live in but still staying true to the original edicts of making 'em laugh and hit-em-again before they have time to recover, and how many times have we seen the yanks attempt to emulate British sitcoms only to fail miserably?

Well, two Jedi-Masters of British comedy in the 21st century are Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. Together they brought us Spaced (kudos to Civilian Overseer for introducing me to that) and Shaun Of The Dead both which almost caused the death of your beloved Colonel by excessive laughter. Now they have a new film coming next year: Hot Fuzz.

Hot Fuzz is about a London super-cop Nicholas Angel who is so good at his job he makes everyone else look bad. His seniors at the Met have decided to get rid of him, and so he is sent to deepest, darkest Somerset. With garden fetes and neighbourhood watch meetings of the West Country village of Sandford replacing the action of the big city, Angel struggles to adapt to his situation and is partnered with Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), an oafish but well meaning young Constable, who dreams of being Mel Gibson. A series of grisly accidents motivates Angel into action: Convinced of foul play, he realises that Sandford may not be as idyllic as it seems.

Hot Fuzz also stars directors' regulars Bill Nighy and Bill Bailey, with Steve Coogan and even Timothy Dalton! Yes I said Timothy Dalton! Check out the hilarious teaser trailers yourself.


Anonymous said...

Damn you Colonel! You know I hate agreeing with you, but when you make a statement like that about UK vs. US comedy I'm forced to agree in public.

Damn you to hell.

In other news:

Speaking after the inquest, Mr Mannion said: "All of us want and need to know the truth. Terry Lloyd was killed in an unlawful act by a US marine who fired directly at the civilian minibus in which Terry, already badly injured, lay helpless.

"But we do not know the identity of the marine who shot him. ITN therefore fully supports the Lloyd family in their pursuit of justice and we welcome the coroner's decision to write to the attorney general and the DPP in an effort to bring those responsible for Terry's death to account before a court of law.

You were in Basra in '03 Colonel.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Folks, it is true, I got the Colonel hooked on the giggles, I thought he could handle it, it wasn't until much later that I realised how wrong I was.

It all started with the soft stuff, a couple of DVDs of Spaced, for recreational purposes only.

Then his habit rapidly grew to harder, darker comedy, such as Shaun of the Dead. I can only guess that his insane lust for greater and greater amusement lead him to torment ITN reporters, firing bullets at their feet and shouting dance!, dance! with tragic consequences.

I sugest an intervention is called for, Colonel, come back from the brink, enough is enough, you're destroying yourself with terrible puns and God awful quips.

We can get you into a Laughcohlics support group, get you a steady drip of the Beep's Light Entertainment to take the edge off as you come down.

Then a program of "Eeling Comedies" to help you stay of the harder stuff.

Help us to Help you!

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

Not to worry mate. I ain't laughing today.

Anonymous said...

Thats a step forward Colonel Chuckles Creedon but can you stay of the sauce?