History Headscratchers / HotFuzz

6th Apr '18 7:56:32 PM DoctorNemesis
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** I seem to recall at least one DVD special feature which suggested that after 'stabbing' Angel, Danny made a huge fuss about keeping everyone away from him in an anguished "DON'T TOUCH HIM!" fashion, which probably convinced everyone to back off a bit.
16th Jan '18 5:04:30 AM batty3108
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*** ^ This. Clubs and societies across the country (across the world, really) are chock full of nepotism, favouritism and narcissists. The financier or head of the Am Drams picking himself and his mistress to play the lead is a common scenario, just like the coach of the little league team making his son the star player, or the administrators of HOAs rigging the system to their own benefit.


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11th Jan '18 1:37:18 PM twofacetoo
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** Plus, can you imagine actually knowing Angel? They make it clear at the start of the film and remind us several times throughout that he's just utterly insufferable. He doesn't watch films, he's obsessed with his job, he only seems to care about his plant. What does he do after a lot of paperwork? Lies in his bed massaging his hand. Can you imagine actually knowing someone that robotic and cold-hearted? Can you imagine having to WORK with them?
13th Dec '17 3:08:59 PM loracarol
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*** Also note that seamines are not designed to make holes in ships. They primarily make holes in the water into whicht the ship then falls. The kicker is not the 80 kg of explosive in the mine, but the shear force acting on the vessel. So what we have here are approx. 80 kgs of explosives configurated for blast over penetration... a building can withstand that with some luck... or not.

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*** Also note that seamines are not designed to make holes in ships. They primarily make holes in the water into whicht which the ship then falls. The kicker is not the 80 kg of explosive in the mine, but the shear force acting on the vessel. So what we have here are approx. 80 kgs of explosives configurated for blast over penetration... a building can withstand that with some luck... or not.
13th Dec '17 3:04:03 PM loracarol
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* After Angel confronts the NWA at the church, and discovers all the corpses hidden in the catacombs (with enough space to hide a whole CARAVAN and still have room to spare), why does Danny stab Angel, pretending to kill him, and then take the body out of the village? They have no problem with dumping plenty of bodies in the catacombs, and have clearly been doing it for a decade at an absolute minimum. Why didn't they simply dump Angel's body in there with the others? It may simply be a plot-hole for the sake of having Angel leave and return triumphantly, but the NWA believed Angel to be dead, and they opted to have Danny drive the body out of the village to dump it somewhere. Not only is this highly risky, but what is Danny's explanation for his care? The obvious answer is he burned his car with Angel's body in it, a usual tactic for disposing of evidence, but that's still a highly risky thing as anyone, from Sandford or not, could see the burned out car if that was indeed the plan all along.

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* After Angel confronts the NWA at the church, and discovers all the corpses hidden in the catacombs (with enough space to hide a whole CARAVAN and still have room to spare), why does Danny stab Angel, pretending to kill him, and then take the body out of the village? They have no problem with dumping plenty of bodies in the catacombs, and have clearly been doing it for a decade at an absolute minimum. Why didn't they simply dump Angel's body in there with the others? It may simply be a plot-hole for the sake of having Angel leave and return triumphantly, but the NWA believed Angel to be dead, and they opted to have Danny drive the body out of the village to dump it somewhere. Not only is this highly risky, but what is Danny's explanation for his care? The obvious answer is he burned his car with Angel's body in it, a usual tactic for disposing of evidence, but that's still a highly risky thing as anyone, from Sandford or not, could see the burned out car if that was indeed the plan all along.\\
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27th Jul '17 7:05:07 AM DoctorNemesis
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* [[spoiler:After Angel confronts the NWA at the church, and discovers all the corpses hidden in the catacombs (with enough space to hide a whole CARAVAN and still have room to spare), why does Danny stab Angel, pretending to kill him, and then take the body out of the village? They have no problem with dumping plenty of bodies in the catacombs, and have clearly been doing it for a decade at an absolute minimum. Why didn't they simply dump Angel's body in there with the others? It may simply be a plot-hole for the sake of having Angel leave and return triumphantly, but the NWA believed Angel to be dead, and they opted to have Danny drive the body out of the village to dump it somewhere. Not only is this highly risky, but what is Danny's explanation for his care? The obvious answer is he burned his car with Angel's body in it, a usual tactic for disposing of evidence, but that's still a highly risky thing as anyone, from Sandford or not, could see the burned out car if that was indeed the plan all along.
So in short, why did they decide to take Angel's corpse out of the village, when they could have simply left it in the catacombs with the others? Angel is alive, but they don't know that, so Danny took the body out to help his friend escape, but that still doesn't explain why the NWA agreed to this plan.]]

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* [[spoiler:After After Angel confronts the NWA at the church, and discovers all the corpses hidden in the catacombs (with enough space to hide a whole CARAVAN and still have room to spare), why does Danny stab Angel, pretending to kill him, and then take the body out of the village? They have no problem with dumping plenty of bodies in the catacombs, and have clearly been doing it for a decade at an absolute minimum. Why didn't they simply dump Angel's body in there with the others? It may simply be a plot-hole for the sake of having Angel leave and return triumphantly, but the NWA believed Angel to be dead, and they opted to have Danny drive the body out of the village to dump it somewhere. Not only is this highly risky, but what is Danny's explanation for his care? The obvious answer is he burned his car with Angel's body in it, a usual tactic for disposing of evidence, but that's still a highly risky thing as anyone, from Sandford or not, could see the burned out car if that was indeed the plan all along.
So in short, why did they decide to take Angel's corpse out of the village, when they could have simply left it in the catacombs with the others? Angel is alive, but they don't know that, so Danny took the body out to help his friend escape, but that still doesn't explain why the NWA agreed to this plan.]]plan.
** Danny probably told them that he was going to take Angel's body to the catacombs, but wanted to do himself privately out of respect for his friend. Then, when everyone's gone, he dumps Angel into his car and slips away.
9th Jul '17 10:37:12 AM WildeOscar
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** Lots of bad actors get plenty of work in real life....
9th Jul '17 10:34:36 AM WildeOscar
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** Angel seems like the type who would carry extra cellphone batteries with him whenever he has to do some travelling.
20th Jun '17 10:39:46 AM sophieedwards
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** In [[http://www.threeflavorsscreenplay.com/hotfuzz The Screenplay]], Danny mentions that six months ago, George Merchant's house was a pear orchard, so no, he hasn't been living there for a long time. It also says that a cleanup crew are waiting when the police are at the site of the explosion. Additionally, Frank mentions a couple of times that the judging was supposed to be in a few months but they brought it forward for some reason. These things were presumably cut for time in the actual film, but they would go some way towards explaining why the NWA is doing all this now rather than earlier. They thought they had more time.

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** In [[http://www.threeflavorsscreenplay.com/hotfuzz The Screenplay]], Danny mentions that six months ago, George Merchant's house was a pear orchard, so no, he hasn't been living there for a long time. It also says that a cleanup crew are waiting when the police are at the site of the explosion. Additionally, Frank mentions a couple of times that the judging was supposed to be in a few months but they brought it forward for some reason. These things were presumably probably cut for time in the actual film, but they would go some way towards explaining why the NWA is doing all this now rather than earlier. They thought they had more time.
20th Jun '17 10:38:57 AM sophieedwards
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** In [[http://www.threeflavorsscreenplay.com/hotfuzz The Screenplay]], Danny mentions that six months ago, George Merchant's house was a pear orchard, so no, he hasn't been living there for a long time. It also says that a cleanup crew are waiting when the police are at the site of the explosion. Additionally, Frank mentions a couple of times that the judging was supposed to be in a few months but they brought it forward for some reason. These things were presumably cut for time in the actual film, but they would go some way towards explaining why the NWA is doing all this now rather than earlier. They thought they had more time.
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