Hot Fuzz pricelessly skewers big-budget Hollywood blow-'em-ups - especially ones with cops doubling as best buds - but shows a real affection for the genre even as it revels in its absurdities.
And, as anyone who has ever seen Bad Boys or Bad Boys II knows, there are plenty. They're always in big cities, filled with gleaming skyscrapers and squalid slums. Things are blowing up. Everybody carries a gun. Women are relegated to the background.
Hot Fuzz (Rogue Pictures) Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent. Directed and co-written by Edgar Wright. Rated R. Time 121 minutes.