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[Feb. 18th, 2012|10:17 am]

"Hot Fuzz" appeared on K's netflix queue, so we watched it. My central expectation of "police movie" + "comedy" is pretty much "comedy derives from incompetence", so I was surprised when in fact most of it derived instead from the hypercompetence of Simon Pegg's character. Or, well, to be more accurate, the contrast between that and the easy-going no-fucks-were-givenness of the local police force in the small town he's forcibly relocated to. Anyway, lots of good jokes, appropriately banal and evil villains, and things exploding. Eminently quotable. (Yarp/10)

[User Picture]From: _tove
2012-02-20 03:33 pm (UTC)
But have you seen Point Break?
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2012-02-20 03:36 pm (UTC)
No I have not, nor Bad Boys II. I think I might have missed some of the jokes because of this.
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From: aleffert
2012-02-20 06:32 pm (UTC)
Keanu Reeves may have literally become a god in one of The Matrix movies, but Point Break is the apotheosis of his career.
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[User Picture]From: gwillen
2012-02-20 07:21 pm (UTC)
I have not seen /Point Break/ either, but I highly recommend /Bad Boys/ I and II. Assuming you like action movies, anyway.
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From: altamira16
2012-02-20 03:56 pm (UTC)
The television series Monk danced around with a combination of hypercompetence and incompetence.
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[User Picture]From: zacharyzsparks
2012-02-20 07:38 pm (UTC)
Every time I watch it (and I've probably seen it a few dozen times by now) I notice more and more running gags. It holds up extremely well to multiple viewings.
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