YMMV / Hot Fuzz

  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • Simon Skinner getting his chin impaled on the spire of a model church: gross and disturbing. Simon then whining in pain and asking for ice cream: hilarious.
    • Angel finding the corpses of the NWA's victims is pretty frightening and worthy of a slasher movie. However, finding the corpse of the Living Statue over-acting his own death is just too intentionally ridiculous to keep the horror going.
      Butterman: [voiceover] A GREAT BIG BUSHY BEARD!
    • Taking out James Reaper's old mother with a jump kick to the face also qualifies.
    • Tim's death is this mixed with Nausea Fuel and Nightmare Fuel. It's Nicholas reaction that mixes the three.
  • Ending Fatigue: While the big shootout at the end is a tribute to cop movies, it can seem like an Overly Long Gag to some. Then, after the shootout, we are treated to the station exploding, a graveside scene, and back in action. While the fatigue might not have been intentional, the producers note in the commentary that the effect was; they were partly influenced by Bad Boys II, and particularly the moment where it all seems to be ending, but then Martin Lawrence declares "This shit just got real," and the movie keeps on going. It is, of course, down to the individual viewer whether this was a wise thing to be inspired by.
  • Genius Bonus
    • Sandford is the name of the fictional town traditionally used in UK police training exercises.
    • The Andys' surnames, Wainwright and Cartwright, are funnier if you know that "wain" is an obsolete synonym for "cart".
    • The twins at the front desk are always reading Iain Banks and Iain M. Banks respectively. This is actually the same author, who used his middle initial to distinguish his science fiction from his other work.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Ho Yay:
    • Insinuated by the Andys, and the protagonists. According to the trivia track, this is largely because the script once included a love interest named Victoria for Angel. After the character was cut, much of her dialogue was instead given to Danny, often without edits. For example, after getting drunk at the pub, Danny and Angel have a really Ho Yay conversation about Angel's inability to "disconnect" with work (Danny is using lines meant for Victoria). As the conversation gets more and more homoerotic-sounding, Danny suggest he knows a way for Angel to disconnect, doing said suggestion in an extremely Ho Yay tone... only to reveal his DVD collection of action films.
    • "Well, this is me. Fancy a coffee?"
    • There was some (possibly tongue-in-cheek) Word of Gay—the writers and actors went and wrote a whole series of slash drabbles. On Twitter. (In response to discovering the fans who were doing so.) Wright comments there that he and Simon "once wrote some Nicholas Angel and Danny Butterman slash fiction. It was called HOT FUZZ." Wright also described the aforementioned scene with Danny inviting Nicholas up to his place for a coffee on the writers' commentary as a "first date", comparing it to Bridget Jones' Diary.
    • The outtakes on the DVD end with the two actors pretending to move in for a kiss during the Ho Yay bits. And some dry humping. In some of the outtakes, they don't bluff and actually kiss.
    • "Take out all the little people, you get to waltz off with the cuddly monkey", says the fairground barker. Would that be the stuffed toy or Sgt. Butterman?
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: The last fifteen minutes ratchet up the action.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Michael. Yes, he was part of the NWA, but it seems like he didn't really understand what he was doing.
  • Lawful Good: When pushed, Nicholas Angel is not afraid of busting a conspiracy wide open with all necessary (but not excessive) force. He is also not afraid of the small mountain of paperwork that will be necessary afterwards.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Pictures or animated GIFs of Angel saying "Get Out!" are used as a reaction to terrible puns on sites such as Imgur.
    • Yarp! a reference to the only thing Lurch can say.
    • "The greater good" a reference to the Catch-Phrase of the NWA, which has been murdering people "for the greater good".
    • "Shut it!"
    • \Gifs of Danny reloading his shotgun in the Somerfields while saying "Shame!" has started to catch on for jokes about needing to turn to violence once diplomacy's failed, usually in reference to video games.
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: This movie is very popular among police officers, many of whom note that it's the only cop movie to acknowledged the massive amounts of paper work they're often required to do.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Frank and the members of the NWA are revealed to have crossed it several years before when they started killing people they saw as the most minor of threats to Sandford's image and could deprive them of its "Village of the Year" title. This even includes killing children if they have to.
    • Subverted with Danny. Angel thinks Danny has the same views as the NWA and reacts with horror (understandably) when he is stabbed in the chest. He then realizes Danny stabbed his notebook, and was actually saving his life so the NWA wouldn't kill him for real, and he knew nothing of the NWA's actual aims, having been fooled by Frank.
  • Nausea Fuel:
    • The reporter's death. Just...ew.
    • Mr. Skinner impaling his chin on a toy church spire is also pretty gruesome.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • There are quite a few cameos and every actor is hilarious. But special mention must go to Bill Nighy as Kenneth, the chief inspector and Martin Freeman and Steve Coogan in the opening scene.
    • Did you know that Peter Jackson is in the movie, uncredited? He's in for all of 2 seconds, stabbing Nicholas in the hand dressed as Father Christmas.
    • And Cate Blanchett, who you'll likely miss unless you're good at recognizing eyes, as Angel's ex-girlfriend.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • Values Resonance: After the United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union and the 2016 United States Presidential election, the fact that the film's villains are small town residents with a hatred for immigrants anything that conflicts with "tradition" gained a particular appeal for left and liberal audiences.

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