Posted on 4/18/12 12:20 PM
Rating : ★★★★★
After the success of Shaun of the Dead it was interesting to see where Edgar Wright would go next with his Blood and Ice Cream trilogy. What we got was a brilliant PC movie that combined thriller, horror, comedy, action, drama and a classic over the top third act to excellent effect that lead us on a story of twists and turns that kept me hooked throughout.
The plot focus on PC Nicholas Angel, London's best policeman. He's so good that his superiors 'promote' him to a sleepy village where he can't make them look bad. But as the locals start getting bumped off, it seems the village is not so sleepy after all.
It is without a doubt one of the funniest movies I have ever watched, from the brain freeze scene to the fence scene (one moment that had me in tears). The action in the movie was excellent with the final act taking mockery of pretty much any cop movie to date, point break, and pretty much anything directed by Michael Bay. But the best aspect of it was the whole drama thriller side as the movie is essentially a murder mystery and the end results are extremely satisfying.
The performances are great all around and the movie comes with a stellar cast of british actors including Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent and with cameo appearances from faces such as Bill Nighy, Martin Freeman and Steve Coogan. All of them do good jobs in their role with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost being the notable stand outs as the lead characters.
I can't really think of my problems I had with this movie. If I had to name one then it would that I found it a little long for a comedy movie and it just didn't seem to want to end but really it didn't bother me that much. The last 30 minutes is just over the top gunfight that brought about some of the best laughs in the film. The end result left me totally satisfied and I cannot wait for Edgar Wright's final instalment in this great series.