Saturday, July 07, 2007

Live Earth and Hot Fuzz

It is, of course, Live Earth today, where a bunch of millionaires promote themselves, and tell us how we can save the world by being less wasteful. Not having a taste for humbug, I occupied myself otherwise during the day. In particular, I watched Hot Fuzz on DVD, the British comedy film starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and directed by Edgar Wright. It was quite good, although, much like Shaun of the Dead, the previous film from this triumvirate, it isn't as funny as many of the critics suggested. It seems that pretty much any British film that's half-decent, receives excessive praise from British film critics. I wonder if this serves the interests of cinema-goers or the interests of the film critics...

It was noticeable that Edgar Wright still employs the same whizz-bang-snap editing technique that he used repeatedly in Spaced. And afficionados might also have spotted Julia Deakin, who plays the landlady, Marsha, in Spaced.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Can't say I found much in the way of amusement from Shaun of...but did enjoy much of that series they were in, whatever twas called, oh yeah Spaced.