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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Director: David Leitch
Writers: Chris Morgan (story by), Chris Morgan: -screenplay by
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba
Tags: Action, Comedy, Love,  drama

Description:  Even more so than the last few Fast & Furious movies, Hobbs & Shaw is a superhero cartoon. It features two larger-than-life protagonists, a larger-than-life bad guy, and lessons about family so heavy-handed and sledgehammer-y that your youngest kids will understand. Directed by David Leitch and penned by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce, the film reeks of rewrites or tinkering during or after production, with major threads or consequential subplots dropped or ignored on a dime. The action is far less “believe your eyes” than it should be for this series, but it works thanks to the sheer movie star charisma on display, both from its lead actors and periodic cameos.
Those cameos, the cartoonish-ness on display and the episodic pacing make Hobbs & Shaw occasionally play like the world’s most expensive sketch comedy. It takes 30 minutes to find its groove, and it overcomplicates what should be a cut-and-dry “bad guy wants virus and plans to save the world by killing much of it” plot. Part of this narrative jumble is an apparent intent to create its own stand-alone mythology outside of the Fast & Furious films. That said, since we already know our heroes from the last few Fast & Furious movies, it doesn’t fall into the “feature-length prologue for the sequel” trap.

We get at least one cryptic Spectre or KAOS-type organization pulling strings, whose unseen leader may or may not be a famous actor to be determined later. But our prime face of villainy is Idris Elba as a standard “special agent who got disillusioned and went rogue,” terrorist, albeit with superpowers. He is introduced attempting to steal a virus only to be stopped, barely, by MI6 agent Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby) who pulls a Mission: Impossible II and injects herself with the toxin to prevent its acquisition. Alas, she’s toast if an antidote isn’t found within 72 hours

Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Box Office
Budget:-$200,000,000 estimated

User Reviews
A perfect spin-off of the F&F franchise
31 July 2019 | by jase_brad – See all my reviews
It was much, much better than I expected. The chemistry between Johnson & Statham was on point and their back and forth dialogue were absolutely hilarious. Throw in Vanessa Kirby and it was a perfect trifecta! Idris Elba was perfect as "Black Superman" and his interactions with the other three leads was gold. I'd also be remiss if I didn't mention at least two actor cameos, which were brilliant and unexpected. I won't mention who they are because I think they're uncredited, but one is a CIA agent and the other an air marshal. Both were so funny in their roles and every time they appeared the audience just loved it.
The action scenes, continuing in the tradition of the Fast & Furious films to keep upping the stakes were sometimes over-the-top, but they were so much fun to watch. The tech was also a bit too sci-fi to be believable but actually worked quite well in the context of the plot. This movie had everything you could want from a mindless (not a bad thing!) summer popcorn flick - action, comedy, drama,


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