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Seen on: 08/01/2019

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Directed by David Leitch

Action | Science Fiction | Comedy

Most recently watched by CaptainBigTime, sensoria, sleestakk

Overview

A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson’s US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.

Rated PG-13 | Length 136 minutes

Actors

Lori Pelenise Tuisano | Eliana Su’a | Rob Delaney | Helen Mirren | Cliff Curtis | Ryan Reynolds | Kevin Hart | Leati Joseph Anoaʻi | Lampros Kalfuntzos | Axel Nu | David Mumeni | Stephanie Vogt | Eddie Marsan | Eiza González | Vanessa Kirby | Dwayne Johnson | Jason Statham | Idris Elba

Viewing Notes

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.

Comments

avatarsleestakk
3 weeks ago

After sitting on it for a day I hope the next F&F sequel that’s in production now doesn’t have Dwayne. If he and Statham want to go in this direction in this universe with a new crew, fine. Keep the original F&F crew intact.

This movie is more action comedy than the F&F films and I really don’t want those to turn into this. I do hope they keep Eiza González in the spin-off series.

avatarsleestakk
3 weeks ago

Oh remembered something else. There’s a nod to Statham’s role in THE ITALIAN JOB… so is that a connected film to this universe? I hope so. Charlize Theron is in that movie, too! Also, I’m just gonna call it; Deckard Shaw is the same guy as THE TRANSPORTER. I’m putting those movies in this universe. In the F&F universe he’s ex-military, specifically special forces or SAS some such, yet in Hobbs & Shaw he can drive (anything) like he’s the best goddamn driver in the world. So… there ya go.