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post Mar 29 2007, 09:22 AM
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QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Mar 29 2007, 10:19 AM)
QUOTE (Mrs Watt @ Mar 29 2007, 10:10 AM)

I think it alpends (SP )


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post Apr 1 2007, 01:17 AM
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QUOTE (frostitute @ Mar 29 2007, 03:49 AM)
There is one scene in the movie that I felt came across as a stab towards religion, it didn't bother me the slightest, but maybe others will come across the same as I interpreted it.
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I would be considered to be a religious person, having attended church for a large part of my life; but I didn't see that scene as a stab at religion. There are a lot of genuine religious people in the world, & there are a lot of hypocrites. In my view, that scene was more of a stab at the latter. happy.gif

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post Apr 2 2007, 06:40 AM
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what scene might be considered to be having a go at relegion? i dont follow a relegion so i might not have picked up on it. or just didnt take it in as having a go.
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post Apr 2 2007, 08:06 AM
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I haven't read back in the thread but I would assume they are talking about the fact that the priest pulls out a couple of guns and tries to shoot the shit out of Angel
You know, that thing.


But I agree with Dolfyn that it's a go at hyporites rather than a go at religion.
It's just about having good morals - regardless of whether you are religious or not.
IMHO
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post Apr 2 2007, 08:13 AM
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QUOTE (AusChick @ Apr 2 2007, 09:06 AM)
But I agree with Dolfyn that it's a go at hyporites rather than a go at religion.
It's just about having good morals - regardless of whether you are religious or not.
IMHO
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post Apr 2 2007, 08:23 AM
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Yes. The bigger picture of right & wrong or good & evil, regardless of the details of one's personal belief-system. smile.gif

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post Apr 2 2007, 08:33 AM
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Yeah I think the lines they gave Angel in that particular scene really spell that out pretty clearly
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post Apr 24 2007, 02:45 PM
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Hope you dont mind me joining the convo and sharing my
thoughts. I saw Hot Fuzz a few weeks ago and my verdict
is... not impressed at all.

Never before have I seen such a waste of comedy
talent. Adam Buxton, Kevin Eldon, Steve Coogan,
Stephen Merchant, Bill Bailey, and they barely had a
gag between them.

Simon Pegg's character was "by the book" and
emotionless , making it hard to like him, and also
grossly limiting his comedy lines to the occasional
quip.

Nick Frost's character was bordering on annoying but
was probably the best thing about the film. At least
he had a few memoroble lines.

Everyother character in the film was a stereotypical
country bumpkin, except for Timothy Dalton, leaving
very little variety.

I dont think anyone would disagree that the first half
of the film was pretty boring. The second half picked
up but only in terms of pace.

I have 2 major problems with the film. The first is
the distinct lack of comedy, and the comedy they did
have certainly not up to the usual standard.
My second gripe is that the film is so far removed
from Spaced it's unreal, for me Shaun of the Dead was
Spaced; The movie this film had none of the usual
wright, pegg, and frost charm... i cant really explain
myself without repeating points so i'll leave it at
that and hope that you understand what i mean.

On the positive side dropkicking an old person was
funny but it's really only a step up from the old
"slipping on a banana" trick. Definately shouldnt be
"the best bit" of any movie.

Also did anyone else feel it wasnt anything like a Cop
Buddy Movie? It was more like eerie indiana meets
Scream.

I would like to state that my opinions are that of an avid spaced, asylum, SOTD and pretty much anything simon pegg has done (with the exception of hippies)
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post Apr 24 2007, 03:03 PM
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Interesting review...
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post Apr 24 2007, 03:16 PM
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^^ You're entitled to your opinion but surely it's best that they move on from Spaced since it could get tiresome, like Friends. Or worse, the Simpsons.
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post Apr 24 2007, 03:18 PM
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Welcome, Sean. Of course, I have to agree with a few of your points. And not on the basis of blindly defending the work of Wright/Pegg/Frost either. To be honest, my expectations were slightly lower, having been gravely disappointed by other favourite filmmakers sophomore efforts, or when they start appealing to the masses and so on. Perhaps those lowered expectations are what led me to enjoy the film so much. But I think that, given what it appears they set out to do, they succeeded greatly.

Specifically, I know a lot of guys that defend the law with terminal intensity, like Angel, so I found him quite likeable because Pegg seemed to have always hinted at the emotion under all that seriousness. I'm also very glad that it wasn't Spaced. If it were Spaced, it would be done already. As artists, I can appreciate their need to branch out and try new things.

All that being said, in the spirit open discourse, you're well entitled to dislike it. I'd be more worried about our little community here if everyone just rabidly adored everything they did!
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post Apr 24 2007, 03:18 PM
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I dont think anyone would disagree that the first half
of the film was pretty boring. The second half picked
up but only in terms of pace.


Can I jump in here and disagree. Seems to me that you kind of missed the point.

That's all really. I loved it, but don't have the time or inclination to write a review.
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post Apr 24 2007, 03:18 PM
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QUOTE (seanyseanybean @ Apr 25 2007, 12:45 AM)
I dont think anyone would disagree that the first half
of the film was pretty boring.
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Um, you'd be quite wrong on that point! huh.gif Most people here would disagree with that statement. rolleyes.gif

But as for the rest of your review, you're certainly entitled to your opinion. smile.gif I think it's a very big shame you didn't enjoy it. sad.gif I feel you're missing out; & that's a pity, you being a self-confessed fan of all their other work. But, each to their own, I say. wacko.gif

I, for one, enjoy Hot Fuzz more each time I see it. cool.gif

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post Apr 24 2007, 03:18 PM
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post Apr 24 2007, 03:24 PM
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QUOTE (seanyseanybean @ Apr 24 2007, 03:45 PM)
I would like to state that my opinions are that of an avid spaced, asylum, SOTD and pretty much anything simon pegg has done (with the exception of hippies)
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I forgot to mention - I liked Hippies. And, re-reading your review, some of the things that you disliked were exactly what I liked about the film - particularly the fact that it was a bit further removed from Spaced. Things have to move on or they get stagnant.
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