Just Another Village of the Damned

While I was not exactly the audience they had in mind, three things in Hot Fuzz made me smile:

Dana Stevens has the best summary of the movie: Hot Fuzz is like an Agatha Christie novel directed by Michael Bay and adapted for the screen by P.G. Wodehouse.

Update: Dave, in the comments, says he thought he saw the two desk sergeants (both played by Bill Bailey) reading both Iain Banks and Iain M. Banks. I asked some other people who saw the movie, who confirmed it. This adds another layer to the joke. Both Banks are the same person, but Banks’ science fiction is published with the middle initial.

  • Dave

    It went by too fast for me to confirm, but was it not actually two desk sergeants reading Banks, though one reading Iain *M* Banks and one reading just Iain Banks?

  • http://www.whump.com/ Bill Humphries

    I’m going to have to ask other folks who watched the movie.

  • http://sourduck.blogspot.com/ Melinda Casino

    I’ve been sitting on the fence about this one. I loved Shaun of the Dead, but reviews of Hot Fuzz have been mixed, on both sides of the pond.

    Maybe a trip to my local beforehand…

  • http://www.flutterby.com/ Dan Lyke

    Melinda, I’m definitely not much of a movie watcher, but I’d say this is one that can wait for video. I might see it again on video, looking for instances like the Ian Banks novel, but the theater we saw it at had the sound turned up way loud, and various editing and directorial elements made this a little more directly gory and less of a thinking movie than Shaun of the Dead.