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When parody is not just making fun of a genre, but revitalizing it and make it look better
on 7 September 2015
With Shaun of the Dead it is the best film from the couple (forget World's end, funny but quite weak).
Another brilliant revisitation of the genre, that passes through parody intended as a way to refresh the genre and not just to make fun of it (or at least to make fun of it in a very serious and committed way, british way I'd say), with of course lots of laughs but also a careful attention to details and to style and language. What's great about these films is in fact that they are so well done, with some innovative editing and a breathtaking rhythm that come from a brilliant script, editing, performances and direction.
It is not just a matter of fast cut and adrenaline scenes, but of perfect comical timing and a tasteful unfolding of the story and revelation of characters' personalities, always swinging between caricatures and real people, with their tics, goofy behavior, secrets and funny attitude.
Hot fuzz is released on an excellent blu ray which truly expose its video quality (that is strange to say about a comedy).