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monkeyman
post Feb 16 2007, 09:56 PM
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NOTE FROM CHAPMAN BAXTER: Following a suggestion made by Dax Trajero, we have decided to create a central thread for detailed critical discussion of Hot Fuzz - tell us what in particular you thought worked about it and what you thought didn't. I've started off the thread with posts taken from a couple of other threads.

I found the humour and plot (holes aside) to be brilliant. A lot of Self referencing, a lot of blatant comedy and some casual asides (the SPit roast reference had me laughing very loud all on my own in the cinema).

However, the editing of many of the action scenes annoyed the hell out of me, the cuts were too quite and/or too zoomed in and there was far too much shakey cam. It made (for me at least) a lot of the scenes lose their punch and awesomeness as it became such a mess trying to see what was going on.

Was still great though.

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canadave
post Feb 25 2007, 06:01 AM
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Count another vote against the editing. It's not unique to Hot Fuzz, either--why is it that so many action sequences in movies are shown with such shaking camerawork and fast-paced cuts, that you can't even follow what's happening? I mean, why not just make the screen go completely dark and just let us listen to the audio if you don't want us to see what's going on? So frustrating!!

One other minor gripe that's already been mentioned is that the shots that showed about 15 different points of view in three seconds (like the mugshot scenes) got repetitive and disorientating after a while. Once, twice, three times--fine. Fifteen times--not so fine. We could've done with less of that I think.

Other than that, I thought it was a fairly good movie, and definitely great fun to see the Spaced gang in action again. I don't think it was an amazing movie or a great movie, but definitely one I wouldn't feel bad about seeing again.

Interesting that Jessica Stevenson and Mark Heap were nowhere to be found. Are they both otherwise engaged? I haven't kept track....I thought it would've been awesome to have Jessica play the female cop part.
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- monkeyman   HOT FUZZ: The Post Mortem   Feb 16 2007, 09:56 PM
- - dandan   QUOTE (monkeyman @ Feb 16 2007, 10:56 PM)Howe...   Feb 17 2007, 10:55 AM
- - maian   QUOTE (dandan @ Feb 17 2007, 10:55 AM)as for ...   Feb 17 2007, 12:11 PM
- - Dorf   QUOTE (monkeyman @ Feb 16 2007, 09:56 PM)Howe...   Feb 17 2007, 12:23 PM
- - monkeyman   Ah well Im glad it wasnt just me being weird and t...   Feb 17 2007, 01:51 PM
- - sleeping_pirate   I was thinking just how fantastic the editing was,...   Feb 17 2007, 04:35 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Apparently, in more than one venue, people have be...   Feb 18 2007, 05:45 PM
|- - Dax Trajero   QUOTE (Wife Of Rolex @ Feb 18 2007, 05:45 PM)...   Feb 18 2007, 07:53 PM
- - Ghost_862   Just returned from my first viewing. Sometimes the...   Feb 18 2007, 06:47 PM
- - melzilla   QUOTE (enemysprout @ Feb 18 2007, 02:47 AM)Da...   Feb 19 2007, 12:11 AM
- - curtinparloe   I like the "over-editing", as parody/hom...   Feb 19 2007, 12:28 AM
- - melzilla   *double high-fives curtinparloe in over-dramatic a...   Feb 19 2007, 01:08 AM
|- - enemysprout   The editing issue is a tricky one, as the parody e...   Feb 19 2007, 03:18 PM
- - Jubei   I can 100% see the problem that people have with t...   Feb 22 2007, 01:53 PM
|- - sarkybarker   QUOTE (Jubei @ Feb 22 2007, 01:53 PM)I can 10...   Feb 25 2007, 10:12 PM
- - hardcorepigeon   People are saying it didnt work too well as an act...   Feb 22 2007, 07:30 PM
- - Sir_Robin_the_brave   QUOTE (hardcorepigeon @ Feb 22 2007, 07:30 PM...   Feb 22 2007, 08:08 PM
- - Jon 79   My only possible gripe with the movie (& it...   Feb 22 2007, 09:22 PM
- - maian   Did anyone else notice the significance of the boo...   Feb 22 2007, 10:15 PM
- - m0r1arty   Where's my comb? Sound effects and snappy sho...   Feb 23 2007, 02:03 PM
- - soundsofdespair   The first time I saw the movie, I felt the ending ...   Feb 23 2007, 10:49 PM
- - monkeyman   I'd like to retract my previous statement abou...   Feb 24 2007, 05:46 PM
|- - GaZ   QUOTE (monkeyman @ Feb 24 2007, 05:46 PM)And ...   Mar 15 2007, 09:33 PM
- - canadave   Count another vote against the editing. It's ...   Feb 25 2007, 06:01 AM
|- - Llama   QUOTE (canadave @ Feb 25 2007, 06:01 AM)Are t...   Feb 25 2007, 01:58 PM
|- - Sostie   QUOTE (canadave @ Feb 25 2007, 06:01 AM)It...   Mar 5 2007, 09:12 PM
|- - Heff   I just saw HF yesterday (and met the lads too...   Mar 14 2007, 03:27 AM
- - empathy-with-beast   Jubei is talking about quick cuts, not the quirky ...   Feb 25 2007, 10:33 PM
- - maian   QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Feb 25 ...   Feb 25 2007, 10:37 PM
- - Ghost_862   I pretty much agree with you guys. Comedically it...   Feb 25 2007, 11:02 PM
|- - mcraigclark   QUOTE (Ghost_862 @ Feb 25 2007, 06:02 PM)It d...   Feb 25 2007, 11:05 PM
||- - Ghost_862   QUOTE (mcraigclark @ Feb 25 2007, 11:05 PM)To...   Feb 25 2007, 11:12 PM
|- - Dax Trajero   QUOTE (Ghost_862 @ Feb 25 2007, 11:02 PM)My o...   Feb 28 2007, 04:36 PM
- - zeden   Loved it. Every second. When we walked out at the ...   Feb 26 2007, 11:02 AM
- - feckless_dykey_prostitute   I've seen it twice now and I still love it. Th...   Feb 27 2007, 08:37 PM
- - Ghost_862   That's certainly what I meant by the fourth wa...   Feb 28 2007, 09:25 PM
- - Stella MM   This isn't a nit pick but a tiny thing I wonde...   Mar 1 2007, 11:25 AM
|- - sarkybarker   QUOTE (Stella MM @ Mar 1 2007, 11:25 AM)This ...   Mar 1 2007, 06:56 PM
- - monkeyman   Actually Pegg was on Top Gear the other day. if I ...   Mar 1 2007, 07:12 PM
|- - Jimmay   QUOTE (monkeyman @ Mar 1 2007, 07:12 PM)Thoug...   Mar 1 2007, 07:15 PM
|- - omni   QUOTE (monkeyman @ Mar 1 2007, 02:12 PM)Actua...   Apr 11 2007, 05:16 PM
- - monkeyman   I feel you are suggesting I may have been getting ...   Mar 1 2007, 07:17 PM
- - Jimmay   I won't tell if you don't. You sly old do...   Mar 1 2007, 07:20 PM
- - dolfyn   I absolutely loved it the first time, which was at...   Mar 19 2007, 07:24 AM
- - AusChick   Having seen it twice I still haven't managed t...   Mar 19 2007, 07:57 AM
- - Dax Trajero   I'd just like to say I've come from watchi...   Mar 25 2007, 11:25 PM
|- - dolfyn   QUOTE (Dax Trajero @ Mar 26 2007, 09:25 AM)I...   Mar 25 2007, 11:48 PM
- - Mrs Watt   I agree Simon is brillent in SOTD and soon as a fr...   Mar 26 2007, 02:47 PM
- - R3Dl2ULZ   you first saw Simon in SotD Dolfyn? geez i first ...   Mar 27 2007, 04:14 AM
- - AusChick   I thought the first screening of Spaced in Austral...   Apr 1 2007, 10:57 AM
- - R3Dl2ULZ   aah you could be right AC. i had never heard of it...   Apr 2 2007, 03:23 AM
- - AusChick   Sometimes I miss pay tv. Not often, but sometimes...   Apr 2 2007, 03:50 AM
- - R3Dl2ULZ   Red Rulz... i was like 13 so shutup. youre mean. i...   Apr 2 2007, 06:37 AM
- - AusChick   Oh yeah coz "AusChick" is such a friggen...   Apr 2 2007, 08:09 AM
- - R3Dl2ULZ   Gary works fine too   Apr 2 2007, 12:25 PM
- - AusChick   Cool. Gaz?   Apr 2 2007, 12:32 PM
- - R3Dl2ULZ   if you must Saz?   Apr 2 2007, 01:46 PM
- - AusChick   Hehehe Yeah if you like.   Apr 2 2007, 10:07 PM
- - melzilla   Aww....Dammit! I'm nowhere near street e...   Apr 5 2007, 12:24 AM
- - AusChick   Ah come on Melz you're at least as cool as me....   Apr 5 2007, 03:55 AM
|- - melzilla   QUOTE (AusChick @ Apr 5 2007, 03:55 AM)Ah com...   Apr 6 2007, 03:58 PM
- - AusChick   Yeah Saz and Melz in da house! Yo yo yo!   Apr 7 2007, 01:01 PM
- - AusChick   Oh yeah. I am now imaginging trashing my workplace...   Apr 12 2007, 12:41 AM


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