Story: Their dislike for each other is mutual, but Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham) have no choice but to work when they find themselves against Brixton (Idris Elba), A cyber-genetically enhanced enemy who threatens to change humanity.
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw Movie Review
Review: They went toe-to-toe when they first met, but now fans of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) keep their differences. Are forced when they ‘against a big, fast, and strong danger. It comes in the form of Brixton (Idris alba) – a rogue MI 6 agent, who has been bio-hacked with cyber-genetic techniques to become a self-proclaimed ‘black superman’. Together with Deckard’s sister Hattie (Vanessa Kirby), Hobbs and Shaw, there is a need to take this formidable enemy down, who now betrays the fate of humanity at stake.
From the outset, director David Leach set the tone of the film with a different spy-thriller-action vibe apart from the rest of the franchise. Between Johnsson and Statham, alpha versus alpha fight, the humorous banquet continues in motion when action takes a relief. This comes in handy because the action is completely offensive in the best way. Each set-piece deserves to be a showstopper in itself. Certainly, it goes to the level of Bonders in the climax, and you can tune in, especially when there is an unnecessary romantic throwback. But uninterrupted chemistry between Johnson and Statham runs the first couple of first acts.
Adding Idris Elba to the mix is a great decision as he is able to position himself as a bad guy, even though Brixton’s intentions are the best. Then, if you are looking for this film for its compelling story and sound logic, then you are probably living under a rock. Haiti is a treatment in the form of Vanessa Kirby, and it helps that she can throw a punch too. Other characters played by Isa Gonzalez and Eddie Marson feel highly, and this is saying something in the film of this nature. Even then, there is a few moments in the franchise’s underlying theme – the family, which brings some heart to the action. It helps to ensure that every country you live with, mothers will always be mothers. This spin-off features enough self-conscious humor, a touch of emotion, a few surprise cameos and gallons of set-piece fuel that stand on their own muscular legs. Bring it to the next one.