Rating: 7 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 08/01/2019
Ever since US Diplomatic Security Service Agent Hobbs and lawless outcast Shaw first faced off, they just have swapped smacks and bad words. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton’s ruthless actions threaten the future of humanity, both join forces to defeat him. (A spin-off of “The Fate of the Furious,” focusing on Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Statham’s Deckard Shaw.)
Rated PG-13 | Length 137 minutes
Jason Statham | Eddie Marsan | Cliff Curtis | Ryan Reynolds | Helen Mirren | Idris Elba | Dwayne Johnson | Nathan Jones | Spencer Wilding | Michael Wildman | David Leitch | Felicity Dean | Kevin Hart | Tom Wu | Stephanie Vogt | John Tui | Vanessa Kirby | Rob Delaney | Antonio Mancino | Peter Basham | Leati Joseph Anoaʻi | Eiza González | Harry Hickles | Vineeta Rishi | Ansu Kabia | Akie Kotabe | Adam Ganne | Stephen Dunlevy | James Dryden | David Mumeni | Katia Elizarova | Noah Maxwell Clarke | Lampros Kalfuntzos | John Macdonald | Dan Li | Ella-Rae Smith | Shiloh Coke | Lori Pelenise Tuisano | Joel MacCormack | Thalissa Teixeira | Alex King | Axel Nu | Jack Kane | Eliana Su’a | Stephen Mitchell | Ima Caryl | Rain Chan | Lee Anne Nyagodzi | Maria Sergejeva | Joshua Mauga | Georgia Meacham | Laura Porta | Joshua Coombes | Meesha Garbett | Lucy McCormick | Pete White | Gavin Esler | Dan H. McCormick | Mackenzie Proll | Timothy Connolly
Had to burn an AList so here we are. Weird movie. It’s such a bro hard dopey flick full of science fiction gobbledygook and ridiculous stunts. Their machismo (Johnson, Statham, Elba) is nearly suffocating but the combined charisma keeps the engine running in this overlong side-quel to the Fast & Furious franchise. Vanessa Kirby is terrific and scene stealer.
Despite the bloat and unnecessary cameos (Johnson mentioned that these were teases for the future F&F team… really?!) I enjoyed this and laughed a lot. It’s just so absurd to see these action setpieces and accept them at face value. In addition, Kirby IRL is 20 years younger than Statham yet we’re supposed to believe they’re siblings close in age? That’s bizarre.
Could’ve done w/o that final big setpiece but I get it; this is now The Rock’s franchise and he’s got his hands all over this particularly that 4th act. Fun flick but ridiculous. And I really didn’t think of any of the F&F films during this which seems like a failure in branding.