The second film in the so called three-cornetto trilogy, which started with 2004’s Shaun of the Dead, comes to ITV2 this week. The buddy-cop homage-turned-parody, Hot Fuzz, stars iconic comedy duo Nick Frost and Simon Pegg alongside a number of big names such as Timothy Dalton, Paddy Considine and Jim Broadbent, while Edgar Wright reprises his role as the trilogy’s director.
Hard-line cop Nicholas Angel (Pegg) finds himself laid off from his job in the London police service and sent to the quiet west-country village, Sandford, where he quickly becomes friends with his naive and somewhat dim-witted new partner, Danny (Frost). As the big-city policeman struggles to adjust to the mind-numbing calm of his new countryside surroundings, the seemingly idyllic starts to throw up a number of chilling mysteries. As the picturesque village prepares and seems set to win the village of the year competition, Sergeant Angel and his new small-town companion find themselves as the only one questioning the dubious number of “tragic accidents” after dead bodies begin to pile up.
Hot Fuzz – Wednesday 9:00pm on ITV2.