Hot Fuzz is the new action comedy film from Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost- if you liked Spaced or Shaun of the Dead, you'll be sure to love this. They've taken that most American of films- the buddy cop movie- and transplanted it to rural England. And they've done a remarkable job. Pegg plays London's top cop, one so good at his job that he's sent to the counties in order to stop showing the rest of the force up. There he finds himself in a quiet town with virtually no crime- or so it seems. As the story unfolds the British bobbies get tooled up and a massive shoot-out ensues. It's just great fun- when I wasn't laughing I had a great big smile on my face. Hot Fuzz is eminently enjoyable- well paced, well acted, superbly edited and just a pleasure to watch. It does have a few gruesome special effects too- all the more effective because they are quite unexpected.
If you're into guns there's a lot to like about it too. Hot Fuzz features an eclectic mix of firearms; Beretta 92s, a Jericho, a Lee Enfield rifle, an M14, an FN FAL, a bunch of pump action shotguns and even a Steyr-Solothurn MP34 (although my father thinks it might be a Lanchester I'm tending towards the Solothurn designation- I think I might be right on this one).
UPDATE - More on the Steyr/Lanchester debate here.